The Black Forest Hospital is back
For the benefit of countless fans, on 20th February 2005 ZDF will screen a 90-minute special to mark the 20th anniversary of the first episode of Black Forest Hospital, that most successful of all German TV series. Between 1985 and 1989 the series regularly recorded astronomical viewing figures, with audience numbers that would be virtually impossible today. And everyone is back: the cast and the production team, together again at the original location in the Black Forest for a nostalgic reunion.
Almost all the original actors - from the hospital director, the doctors and nurses, to the members of the Brinkmann family at home – came together once again in the Glotter Valley to shoot this special: Klausjürgen Wussow, Gaby Dohm, Sascha Hehn, Christian Kohlund, Barbara Wussow, Evelyn Hamann, Eva Maria Bauer, Jochen Schroeder, Horst Naumann, Volker Brandt, Karl-Walter Diess, Michael Kausch, Olivia Pascal and many others.
ZDF Program Director Dr. Thomas Bellut also regards this new project as a tribute to a success story that has yet to be matched: "The Black Forest Hospital made German television history. Every week up to 28 million viewers sat down to watch this ZDF program. Which is ample reason to celebrate once again a great achievement – one that is still of huge significance 20 years later."
The ZDF Head of Department responsible for the special, Dr. Claus Beling, promises: “This will be a film for the whole family, full of excitement and emotion, with something for every generation. The ‘Golf Generation’ also came of age with Black Forest Hospital, and now all our viewers will be able to enjoy their own personal memories of the time.”
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