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Sunday, December 31, 2006

'Dinner for one' this evening?


Dinner for one is the most repeated television programme in history. Since 1972 it has been repeated 230 times.

It is broadcast annually in Germany on Dec 31st and is a staple of the Germanic New Year celebrations.

Written in 1920 by an English woman as a short play it was recorded in 1963 in Germany with comedian Freddie Frinton as the butler who serves Miss Sophie her birthday meal.

It has never appeared on tv over here.

The comedy has achieved cult status in Germany and is viewed by 20% of the population every New Year's Eve.

Who says the Germans don't have a sense of humour?

1 comment:

Alex said...

Oh, its in english!

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