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We are the Meiers (Wir sind die Meiers)

"Wir sind die Meiers" (“We are the Meiers”) is a zeitgeisty stocktaking of our country and its inhabitants. Through the perspective of a family that’s as typically German as its name, we see what affects people in the year 2023, what makes them upset or makes them laugh. In the process, we encounter a wild mix of topics, crazy situations and characters - just like at any family gathering. Only even more absurd and funny.

Scene of the Crime - Cologne (Tatort Köln)

Cologne has aired since 1997, with more than 80 episodes following the investigations of detectives Max Ballauf and Freddy Schenk.

The Rosenheim-Cops: Sterben für den guten Zweck

In Rosenheim, a curling tournament makes headlines: The rich and beautiful play for a good cause. But on the morning after the opening day, a dead man lies on the ice: it is stud owner Thomas Hellwig, who had set up the tournament as a sponsor. Commissioners Hansen and Stadler can soon report an arrest, but then a second body is found. The 90-minute winter special "Die Rosenheim-Cops" is shooting in Munich, Rosenheim, Füssen and the surrounding area as well as at Bavaria Studios.

Storm of Love (Sturm der Liebe)

Love, power, intrigue and friendship – for those who take up residence at the five-star hotel "Fürstenhof", their stay will be all about great emotions. Set in the fictional Upper Bavarian community of Bichlheim, each season centres on a young couple who must overcome obstacles before they can be happily married and leave "Fürstenhof" to start a future together.

Der Kaiser

This movie about footballing legend Franz Beckenbauer (nicknamed “Der Kaiser” – “The Emperor” – by the press) tells the biography of a man who fights against the rigid structures and outdated rules in football and fights for self-determined action as a sports personality. Also, he allowed himself to freely conduct his private life as he wished outside of the moral concepts and expectations of his time. He develops a sovereign and emancipated approach to the media.

After us, the rest of the world

Once again, 16-year-old Jonas starts a new school and, as always, he has no intention of being anybody’s darling. Jonas has muscular dystrophy, is confined to a wheelchair and knows that he will die sooner rather than later from this incurable and progressive disease. His mother Alma (Anneke Kim Sarnau), who raises Jonas alone and would rather take a second job than forego therapy for him, is determined to delay his deterioration.

The Trash Team (Die drei von der Müllabfuhr)

Werner (Uwe Ochsenknecht), Ralle (Jörn Hentschel) and Tarik (Daniel Rodic) are a well-established team at Berlin’s garbage disposal unit. Werner, lovingly called "coach" by all, has been with the team for a long time and is a true leader - one who says if something does not suit him.

Unnoticed - What We Fear

17-year-old Lisa (Mina-Giselle Rüffer) moves to an idyllic town in the Black Forest with her mother Franka (Marie Leuenberger). The change of location and the peace and quiet are supposed to do Lisa good, as she has recently been increasingly suffering from panic attacks, which seem to have a psychological cause. When, at the memorial service for the first anniversary of a killing spree at the grammar school, the next disaster strikes fear into the town, events come to a head.

Endlich Witwer - Über alle Berge

Georg Weiser's happy trip around the world in a camper van comes to an abrupt end when all his essentials are stolen and he finds himself imprisoned as a stowaway on La Gomera.

Scene of the Crime - Münster (Tatort Münster)

In Münster, a fast-paced squad is not needed – what’s required are patient. Commissioner Frank Thiel and coroner Professor Karl-Friedrich Boerne work together but with very contrasting styles.

Inga Lindström

Centring on modern heroines, who, amid all the twists and turns of life, are seeking their true happiness, "Inga Lindström" spans a variety of genres - from classic melodramas to family comedies.

Grumpy Old Cops (Rentnercops)

Once again there is a staff shortage in the police department and police chief Plocher reactivates two former investigators to solve a tricky mobster case. Mafia expert Bielefelder and retired inspector Schmitz don't have fond memories of each other from their operational days which creates a lot of friction.

Sonderlage: Ein Hamburg-Krimi

Inspired by true events and supported by the expertise of leading members of the police, our series describes dramatic events such as hostile attacks, hostage-taking, violent rampages and kidnappings. The extremely intense police work in these so-called "special situations" takes place under enormous time pressure and expectations are high.

Scene of the Crime - Munich (Tatort München)

Ivo Batic is a man who believes strongly in justice. Batic and Leitmayr have been partners for over 25 years, they know each other inside and out, and can communicate in just a few words.

Käthe and Me (Käthe und ich)

Psychologist Paul (Christoph Schechinger) specializes on animal assisted therapy with his dog, Australian Shepard Käthe. Together with caregiver Hildegard (Mariele Millowitsch) they handle unique and challenging cases and do their best to help their patients.

Toni, the Midwife (Toni, männlich, Hebamme)

From a secure job to self-employment: Toni Hasler is Munich's only male midwife - a “lone wolf" in an absolute women's domain. After losing his clinic job, Toni, freshly divorced and in his late thirties, feels like he has his back to the wall.

Das Boot

The story of the new high end series "Das Boot" begins in the fall of 1942, at a time when, in the midst of World War II, submarine warfare was becoming ever more brutal. The plot follows a young submarine Crew on a dangerous surveillance mission, as the Résistance begins to gain influence at the French port of La Rochelle.

Scene of the Crime - Saarbrücken (Tatort Saarbrücken)

The Chief Inspectors Leo Hölzer (Vladimir Burlakov) and Adam Schürk (Daniel Sträßer) are investigating in Saarland.

The Rosenheim Cops

In 2020, Rosenheim’s finest Chief Inspectors – Korbinian Hofer, Anton Stadler and Sven Hansen – mark another year spent keeping the town’s streets a little safer.

Annie and shared happiness

Annie and Ralf's marriage faces a new challenge. Tine's planned child, of which Ralf is the father as initiated by Annie, is born. But that is not the end of it, something has now come up in the feelings between Ralf and Tine.

Scene of the Crime - Dortmund (Tatort Dortmund)

Since 2012, the four investigators of the Dortmund team have been called out to crime scenes throughout the Ruhr district. A very modern workplace drama.

Soko Stuttgart

In Stuttgart, no murder remains unsolved. This is ensured by the team led by Detective Chief Superintendent Martina Seiffert, Forensic Chief Inspector Joachim Stoll and Detective Rico Sander. Above them all is Forensic Director Michael Kaiser.

The Schnitzel Movie collection

Two unemployed friends decide to make up an imaginary company, so their family and friends will stop asking them when they will finally find work again. However, their fantasy company suddenly starts to flourish, and they accidentally come across a pot full of money. But their friendship suffers from this sudden wealth, forcing them to make a decision: what is more important - friendship or money?

Police Call 110 (Polizeiruf 110)

Police Force 110 is a German-language crime series. Each of the producing regional broadcasters has its own investigative team, which is determined by the broadcaster's geographical network and tied to a city...

And then someone gets up and opens the window

Karla, a stubborn, taciturn and brittle photographer, has only a few months to live. Fred, a single father, traffic planner and recently also a death attendant, always tries to do everything right. A tender, humorous, heartfelt story about outsiders, about personal growth and about life.

Horst Lichter - No Time for Assholes

Based on the bestselling biography: Entertainer Horst Lichter has barely had time to relax on his holiday when his mother calls him. In her own dry way, she tells him that she has been diagnosed with cancer and that things are not going well for her. Immediately Horst returns to his hometown with his wife Nada.

Annie - She who sows a flower for others

After Annie and Ralf have got back together and become quite a well-functioning team with baby Dominik's biological father, Annie and Ralf's relationship faces a new challenge.

3 Women, 1 Car (3 Frauen 1 Auto)

Christl and Julia have been carpooling to their workplaces in Munich city centre for some time. When Birgit loses her driving licence, she has no choice but to join the duo.

High Spirits (Süßer Rausch)

Drei Frauen wie Wasser, Luft und Feuer sind vereint in ihrer Beziehung zum Patriarchen einer Brennerei; zu ihrem Mann, Ex-Mann, Zwillingsbruder. Als dieser stirbt, stehen sie vor den Scherben ihrer Lebensentwürfe. Nach und nach erkennen sie seine Machenschaften, welche bis weit in die nachfolgende Generation reichen.

The Privilege

The 17-year-old Finn (Max Schimmelpfennig) suspects that a curse is haunting his surroundings after a series of inexplicable events. And indeed, the façade of his wealthy family soon begins to crumble.

The Rosenheim Cops: Murderous Company

Sebastian Herrling is found murdered. Until now, everyone thought he suffered a deadly fall while climbing. But commissioners Stadler and Hansen discover that Sebastian hasn’t been climbing for a while. His true passion was for Agatha Wesel, which is unlikely to have pleased his partner. Sebastian's siblings also have a motive: is one of them his killer to avoid having to share the inheritance?

At his Side (An seiner Seite)

Charlotte Kler returns to Germany with her husband, a famous conductor, after many years on the world stage. She is just setting up her new home when the doorbell rings and an unknown man is standing at her door.

Wrinkle-Free (Faltenfrei)

Stella Martin ist Kult in der Beauty-Branche. Doch angesichts ihres Dauer-Erfolgs mutierte Stella zur zynischen, kritikresistenten Alphafrau, die unbarmherzig in ihrem Reich herrscht und ihre Familie auf einen Nebenschauplatz verbannt hat. Kurz nach ihrem 60. Geburtstag hat Stella einen Unfall und kann plötzlich hören, was ihr Umfeld von ihr denkt – und das ist wenig schmeichelhaft… Stella beginnt, etwas zu tun, was sie längst verlernt hat: anderen Menschen zuhören, Empathie entwickeln, Abbitte leisten.

The Nest (Nestwochen)

After 16 years together Julia (Bettina Lamprecht) lets Robert (Matthias Koeberlin) know that she is going to leave him. At first he’s in denial. He believes they could lead a comfortable life with their children, twelve-year-old Marie (Lola Höller) and seven-year-old Max (Linus von Emhofen), in the house they have recently renovated.

Forever Young

Georg Weiser möchte sein Leben als Witwer nutzen, alte Wunden des Lebens zu schließen und nie gelebte Träume wahr zu machen. Mit seinem Wohnmobil fährt er zu einem stillgelegten Bauernhof, auf dem seine einstigen Freunde Jürgen und Petra leben.


Ex-Federal investigator turned private detective Georg Dengler, played by award-winning German actor Ronald Zehrfeld, operates in the grey area between the legal and the illegal with hacker Olga Illiescu (Birgit Minichmayr).

Fathers home Alone (Väter allein zu Haus)

"Fathers – Home Alone" tells a story of love, unity and friendship. Something that sounds simple - yet can be so incredibly difficult - especially between husband and wife. And especially when that couple has become a family. At the center of the story are four fathers: Mark, Gerd, Timo and Andreas.

Dark Woods (Das Geheimnis des Totenwaldes)

In the summer of 1989, Barbara Neder (Silke Bodenbender), the sister of high-ranking Hamburg police officer Thomas Bethge (Matthias Brandt), disappears without a trace from her house. Shortly before two couples had been cruelly murdered in nearby woodlands. 

Out of Their Tree (Alle Nadeln an der Tanne)

Maria Koslowski is caught off guard when her younger brother Moritz moves in with her shortly before Christmas. Moritz has travelled through the world's crisis regions for years as a photographer, leading an exciting, unsettled life. But this changes radically when he collides with a camel in a car accident.

Compulsive, Savant, Flair: Falk

Falk is the John McEnroe of lawyers… With his eccentric appearance and his unusual, somewhat "creative" and hair-raising way of working, he does not exactly fit in the dignified rooms of the renowned Düsseldorf firm "Offergeld & Partner". But it’s there that he lands after his sabbatical as a restaurateur – much to the horror of his very proper boss Sophie – working as a specialist in the more unusual cases...


Blending a period setting with a contemporary style, mystery series Freud will be a modern, sexy and suspenseful take on the life of the celebrated doctor.

Martha & Tommy

Martha is single and the good soul of the entire neighborhood, which includes student Tommy and his eleven-year-old brother Winnie. When Martha and Tommy become friends, their different worlds collide with emotional force and it soon becomes clear that the two can no longer hide their dark secrets.

Annie – Headfirst into Life (Annie – kopfüber ins Leben)

An infidelity turns everything upside down when Annie realises she is pregnant with her fitness trainer’s baby. She wants to keep the baby, but her explosive decision is an absolute no-go for her husband, mother and in-laws.

Arctic Circle

When a weaponized sexual virus threatens a remote arctic town, Inspector Nina Kautsalo and virologist Thomas Lorenz must hunt down the sadistic killer spreading the virus and uncover the conspiracy behind its cure. 

Love & Mazel Tov (Schönes Schlamassel)

In order to win over the bookseller Anne, who is passionate about Judaism, Daniel, a young surgeon, pretends to be Jewish and becomes hopelessly entangled in a web of white lies.

Schwartz & Schwartz

Mads Schwartz, a loving family man and brilliant police officer, has just been promoted to the homicide division when his brother Andreas shows up unexpectedly at his door. Andi is considered the...

I need you (Ich brauche euch)

Silvie’s glamorous life working in the world of fashion is turned upside down when her estranged sister Sabine is murdered by her own husband. As the only next of kin, Silvie (Mavie Hörbiger) is thrown in at the deep end as she faces having to care for her traumatised nephew and niece. It is the beginning of an emotional journey full of self-discovery and hidden family secrets.

Widowed at Last (Endlich Witwer)

After the sudden death of his wife, the not-so-young Georg Weiser obstinately but unsuccessfully, and against the wishes of his adult children, tries to continue his unhappy life. Until life intervenes - in the form of his cleaning lady, who teaches him that this life is perhaps a little more complex than he would like to admit.

Brecht - The Women. The Wars. The Price.

Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: from provocations in the Augsburg of the First World War, to the early poetic and amorous height flights in Munich and Berlin in the 1920s, his escape from Hitler and US exile.

Bella Germania

Two women, two countries, two epochs linked by fate: German fashion designer Julia and her Italian grandmother Giulietta - a woman Julia has never met. What connects both women is the most important man in their lives: Vincenzo, Juliet's father and Giulietta's son.

Dr. Klein

Dr. Valerie Klein is a successful doctor and, at the height of 1.32 meters, she‘s the only one who meets her patients at eye level in the Stuttgart children's hospital. The doctor’s personal life is all about new beginnings: freshly divorced from her husband, with her daughter studying in Amsterdam and a new man on the horizon. She manages her life in an unconventional way, but always with humour.

Rosenheim Cops: Murder on the slopes

Drama in the Stephanszell ski paradise: At the valley station, a dead man arrives by chairlift. It's the wealthy Orthopedist Dr. Hans Dreyer. The investigators of the Rosenheim Criminal Police find out that Dreyer and his former practice partner, Dr. Gerhard Paulsen, were at each other‘s throats, as Paulsen has an affair with Dryes’s wife Daniela.

Vacation Getaway: Tenerife (Ein Ferienhaus auf Teneriffa)

Nurse Tinka wants to spend her holidays with her son Paul and her new love, the architect Jürgen, on the island of Tenerife, in order to get to know Jürgen’s longtime friends Lars and Diana, and their daughter Charly. All of them end up in the same holiday home - and amid intellectual differences, legacies, relationship stress and adolescent dramas, friendship and love threaten to drown.


Culture clash at its best! Jiscalosse, a French coastal village, is on the brink of financial ruin - but the mayor is convinced that the relocation of a German company and their employees can save Jiscalosse from bankruptcy...

Art, Heart and Schnitzel (Ohne Schnitzel geht es nicht)

Since the remarkably impulsive ex-zookeeper Günther and ex-gentlemen's outfitter Wolfgang, who has always been concerned about fine manners, lost their beloved jobs, the two friends have shared one wish: to return to work, earn money and feel like fully fledged members of society again.

Decomposed - A case for Dr. Abel

Coroner Dr. Fred Abel is asked to provide assistance on a sensitive autopsy in Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, a psychopathic killer in Berlin continues his own deadly brand of mischief. Young waitress Jana is fighting for survival in his cellar, and her only hope is Abel. Unfortunately, Abel suddenly finds himself caught in the crosshairs of a political conspiracy, as he faces a murderous chase across the border.

Love in Persian (Liebe auf Persisch)

When the young entrepreneur Robert learns that his father has gone to Iran to collect debts, he decides to fly to Tehran himself. Beautiful German teacher Shirin helps him to travel into the deep south of Persia. However, Robert soon realises that his father is running less after money than old feelings.

A Persian Affair (Eine Braut kommt selten allein)

The film tells the love story of young Roma, Sophia, and the disappointed Johnny. Offering a blend of fairy tales and reportage, the comedy centres on stereotypes and prejudices, telling lies, telling the truth, the power of love and family ties.

For my daughter (Für meine Tochter)

A German father is looking for his missing daughter Emma in Syria. When he meets Emma's friend Max, who is traumatized by a brutal attack of the IS, the hardest challenge awaits Benno...

The Rosenheim Cops: Appearances are Deceptive

It is winter in Rosenheim, but crime never sleeps, and jeweler Hans-Christian Treuleben has been murdered at a chic ski hotel...

Scene of the Crime - Bremen (Tatort Bremen)

Bremen crime scene investigators Chief Commissioner Lürsen and Commissioner Stedefreund are one of the longest-serving investigators on television.


Horst Schimanski, played by the legendary Götz George, first appeared in the ARD TV series Tatort in 1981. In 29 episodes (including two feature films), he served as the ruthless detective in Duisburg, at the side of Chief Inspector Thanner. For the first time in television history, a detective was shown who cursed, fought and revealed his womanizing ways with no inhibitions.

A French Summer (Eine Sommerliebe zu dritt)

In Munich, Jackie and Martin have been together for ten years – they’re a dream team, both personally and professionally, and are keen to now finally have a baby! However their well-ordered lives begin to go rather differently than planned when Jackie falls in love with charming Frenchman Serge. And Martin also unexpectedly experiences his own „magical moment" with Serge. This will be an erotic summer of love for all three, and one which will have unimagined consequences.

The Big Beef (Das beste Stück vom Braten)

Michi Griesebach is a gifted cook who does not burn anything on either side of the stove. Unfortunately Michi has stretched the patience of influential restaurant critic Harry Dumont too far – and vengeance is suddenly on the menu!

Letter to My Life (Brief an mein Leben)

A global nomad, young and successful professor Toni commutes between her university, international conferences, her partner and her home town, where her mother is dying. She constantly ignores the signs of exhaustion - until the frantic tempo of her life catapults her into a mental illness clinic. Toni is accustomed to finding fast, efficient solutions to her problems, but here she will need to learn to come to terms with her life before she can truly begin to heal...

The Bank Robbery (Der Bankraub)

In front of the headquarters of a bank, Werner Kreye (Joachim Król), runs over the Chairman of the Board, Helmut Draeger (Justus von Dohnányi). Kreye has lost all his savings in the banking crisis. His son Martin (Franz Dinda) makes a career as a banker in New York and keeps his girlfriend and colleague (Bernadette Heerwagen) at a distance. After a serious disagreement with his family, Martin has to decide: will he stay with his new banker friends in New York, or will he return to defend his father in court?

Godless - Why People Kill (Gottlos - Warum Menschen töten)

Godless - Why People Kill is no ordinary crime series, for it reveals what is not present in traditional crime drama: the emergence, development and ultimately escalation of a conflict, where it is not always clear who is the victim and who is the criminal. The three films - Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n‘ Roll, Extinction and The Policeman - are fictional tales inspired by real crimes, and demonstrate that every crime, however terrible it may seem, is rooted in profound human feelings.

Canadian Dream (Unser Traum von Kanada)

The contrasting characters of film series "Our Dream of Canada" go back to their roots in this movie starring Sonja Gerhardt, Robert Seeliger, Katja Weitzenböck and Michael Gwisdek.

Hidden Identity (Das Programm)

After a Hamburg banker makes the mistake of doing business with a ruthless gangster, his whole family suddenly find themselves on the run – as they are forced to leave their past life completely behind, overnight.

The Glassblower (Die Glasbläserin)

Lauscha, in the year 1890. After the death of their father, sisters Johanna and Marie Steinmann have been left destitute. As women they are not allowed to continue to run the family‘s glassblowing workshop, so they must seek their luck separately: Johanna as an assistant to the glass dealer Friedhelm Strobel, and Marie as a glass painter in the workshop of Wilhelm Heimer and as wife to his son Thomas.

The Secret of the Midwife (Das Geheimnis der Hebamme)

Marthe is a girl with a special gift: she can cure diseases. But she lives in a time shaped by superstition and piety. When Marthe cannot help Burggrave's wife from her village, the girl has to flee. Her path crosses that of Ritter Christian, who, with a group of Franconian settlers, is travelling eastwards in search of a better life in a foreign country – which, at that time, is an unbelievably long and arduous journey. Christian can hardly hide his fascination for Marthe, but the differences between their cultures makes a relationship impossible and the settlers are afraid of this weird girl.

Mother on patrol

Mia leads a well-to-do life in a suburban idyll, doing everything for her family and leaving her own dreams behind. But, when she tackles burglars in her neighbours’ house, she discovers her true vocation. To the horror of her husband, this wealthy dentist's wife wants to become a policewoman and sets about preparing for her entrance examination with the support of a former police instructor.

Big Fish, Small Fish (Große Fische, kleine Fische)

In a small village on the Baltic Sea, major changes are taking place, because the ambitious mayor (Jürgen Tarrach) wants to turn the place into a magnet for tourists.

Pampa Blues

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere lies a pub, a shop, a gas station, a few farms and a former nursery... This is where the sixteen-year-old Ben (Sven Gielnik) lives, and where he looks after his demented grandfather Karl (Klaus A. Müller-Oi). Actually, Ben wants to get out of this place, but because of Karl he cannot leave. Ben's mother is a jazz singer and constantly on the road, and his father died in a plane crash in Africa

Cooking Sophie (Sophie kocht)

Sophie is almost forty and has everything she ever dreamed of: three great children, a small catering company, a loving husband and a beautiful house. But appearances can be deceptive...

The Santa Claus Gang (Weihnachts-Männer)

In this hilarious and original story, three friends are mistaken for burglars and have to spend Christmas Eve behind bars. In Munich's most famous police station, the three men reveal how they came to be arrested in a strange apartment with such valuable spoils.

Night of Fear (Nacht der Angst)

Sesha (Friederike Becht) has already given birth twice: the first was a traumatic experience in hospital, the second was beautiful, at the house of midwife Emma (Nina Kunzendorf). When Sesha is pregnant again, this time with twins, her decision is clear: she only wants to give birth at Emma's place. But a twin birth is not possible at Emma’s place. Nevertheless, months later, Emma gets a late night call from Sesha, she has pains and the babies are on the way.

After the Fall (Die Himmelsleiter)

Cologne 1947, the metropolis built on the banks of the Rhine has been completely destroyed. An attack by a thousand bombers has left the city in ruins, nothing is left standing. For the people, the end of the war is far from the end of the struggle for survival. On the contrary, the winter of 1946-47 is the hardest of the century, with an allocation of only three coal briquettes each per day.

Total Triplet Trouble (Vier Drillinge sind einer zuviel)

In this sequel to A Triplet Rarely Comes Alone, powerful businesswoman Linda (Thekla Carola Wied) has quit her job as head of a women‘s magazine in order to experience "normal" life at the side of retired Latin teacher Jakob (Günther Maria Halmer). But the start of their future together falters, as, rather than travelling the world, they are constantly being left with the triplets by Leonie (Julia Brendler) and Thomas (Jens Atzorn). The young couple are not finding life easy, especially with Leonie’s chronic jealousy. J

The Family Detective (Die Familiendetektivin)

"The Family Detective" is a modern family series blended with a compelling detective drama.

The Fisherman's Daughter (Die Fischerin)

Years ago, after the tragic death of her brother Michael, Meike turned her back on her home and the traditional fishing industry of her family at Lake Constance. Now she lives happily in Berlin with her nine-year-old son Paul, working in a café and in a relationship with the quick-witted chef Sascha. But a call from home forces Meike to return to the lake: her father Erich has suffered a heart attack. Returning home is not easy for Meike, because Erich blames her for the death of Michael, who drowned in the lake.

To Divorce or Not to Divorce (Trennung auf Italienisch)

Marc and Eva‘s divorce is already finalised, now their only common interest is the holiday home in South Tyrol, which has to be sold. But when Marc and Eva arrive there to show it to interested buyers, it hits them: the house, which has not been inhabited in recent years, is completely run down and has to be restored as soon as possible. Time is pressing, for Marc wants to move to Shanghai with his girlfriend Sophie in a few weeks. So professional help must be sought!

New Address - Paradise (Neue Adresse - Paradies)

Job gone, money gone, house gone. Quickly it becomes a feeling: future gone. In any case, these are the people who always dreamed of the beautiful life, instead, they face relocation, with nothing but an old caravan rescued just before it was seized by the campsite. Stefan - played by Martin Brambach - and his family experience this rapid social descent, one which is affecting more and more people in modern times.

Year of the Dragon (Jahr des Drachen)

Working for a large textile company, Thomas Eichner is in Saigon to negotiate a new joint venture contract. Far away from his homeland, removed from the simmering conflict with his adult son Daniel, the agonizing years of caring for his cancer-stricken wife Maren, and his impending 50th birthday, he meets Vietnamese woman Huong. She is adorable. She is young. She is life.

Some Like It Happy (Manche mögen's glücklich)

Lina Baumann makes people happy. That‘s her job. Working for a relocation agency, it’s her responsibility to make the integration of new arrivals in the Breisgau metropolis as comfortable as possible. She works alongside Daniel Kessler, the head of the agency. They have been a couple for some time, but Daniel does not want to make their relationship public. Lina is about to face her most important task yet, and the survival of the agency depends on her success. Prof. Weissing, the clinician, has succeeded in bringing the renowned cardiac specialist Prof. Markus Gärtner to Freiburg. It’s Lina’s job to ensure the arrival of the physician and his son Tim is as pleasant as possible.

Triplet Trouble (Ein Drilling kommt selten allein)

Widowed Latin teacher Jakob Buchmann is always in a suit and always punctual - in 30 years he hasn’t missed a day of work. But now he is about to retire – and next week he’s off to Canada, forever...

The Garmisch Cops (Die Garmisch-Cops)

At the foot of the Wetterstein mountains a murder has been committed... It’s an unfortunate and unusual turn of events, but fortunately the Garmisch Cops are on hand. With their unerring determination and flair for uncovering the truth, Anton and his younger colleague Bähr begin their investigation, under the supervision of state attorney – and Anton’s ex – Claudia Wölk. All the while, Chief Prosecutor Dr. Wetzel keeps a watchful eye on their search as well as on Claudia...

Balthasar Berg

At the heart of these humorous North Sea crime mysteries is audience favorite Dieter Pfaff as Balthasar Berg, a successful crime writer who was formerly chief inspector at the homicide division in Dortmund. A man with a keen intellect, from whom no detail escapes, Balthasar is stubborn and unyielding with a strong intuition – he’s a passionate investigator, just like the character in his book. But even if they brought success, these qualities did not make him very popular with his superiors.

Autumn Child (Herbstkind)

Young midwife Emilia (Katharina Wackernagel) accompanies women every day through pregnancy and birth, shepherding them into a new part of their life, one full of challenges. Now she stands before her own "masterpiece"... Within a few weeks, she and her husband Christoph (Felix Klare) expect their first child. With professional calmness and full of anticipation Emilia prepares for the arrival of her child. But then everything is different. The home birth has to be stopped, and Emilia must go to a clinic.

Hermann Hesse: The Return (Hermann Hesse: Die Heimkehr)

"The Return" is about the search for a sense of belonging and for security, the power of normality and exclusion. And it is an unexpected and delicate love story that will prevail against all prejudices. The lead character, August Staudenmeyer, is a wealthy businessman who has made his fortune abroad, before returning to his hometown Gerbersau in the Black Forest. He hopes to make a home there after being expelled from the city in his youth.

Never Again (Kehrtwende)

Thomas Schäfer is an ambitious high school teacher. At work, however, he is under increasing pressure. His wife and 13-year-old son are the victims of his anger, with the smallest trigger enough to send him into a rage. The drama delivers a compelling story of the consequences of domestic violence on the everyday life of this small Family.

Night Without Morning (Nacht ohne Morgen)

Jasper Dänert, a renowned Berlin lawyer, is very ill. But there is something he wants to do before his death... In 1992, Jasper led the investigation into a murder case that became very close to him. A sixteen-year-old boy was found dead in a forest. His identity remained unresolved, as did their hunt for the murderer. Now Jasper is back, determined to unearth the truth before it is too late.

A Strange Family (Die fremde Familie)

When her 80-year-old father Robert has an accident, translator Ira Wolfens decides to take care of him at home - despite their difficult relationship. Robert had left her and her mother many years before to start a second family. But now Ira sees this as an opportunity to prove herself to her father. However, in view of the high cost of care, Ira calls upon the somewhat unofficial help of Eastern European nurse Elisaveta - much to the displeasure of her husband Marquard, who, beside his work as a professional consultant, also has ambitions to be a local politician.

Oh My God, Anna (Mein Gott, Anna)

With her clever, energetic nature, Sister Anna Seelenbinder (Mariele Millowitsch) takes care of the needs and sorrows of her fellow men in the Protestant Institute. At the same time, Matron Gundula Schwertfeger (Karin Neuhäuser) also expects her to respect her solemn promises of obedience, humility and works of mercy...

Family makes you happy (Familie macht glücklich)

Turbulent emotional family comedy centred on Julie, a single mother whose everyday job is anything but everyday, it’s her vocation: to reconcile people who have lost each other.

IC 1 - Tourists in Danger (IK 1 - Touristen in Gefahr)

"IC is the abbreviation for "International Coordination" – a real division of the Federal Criminal Police Department, which intervenes when Germans are involved in crimes abroad. Florian Blessing (Tobias Oertel) is a daredevil who likes to work alone and does not take too kindly to rules and regulations. He is therefore not very enthusiastic when Nadja Hansen, a psychologist and specialist in operational case analysis, arrives as his partner.

My Own Flesh and Blood (Mein eigen Fleisch und Blut)

Successful career woman Franziska Marbacher (Veronica Ferres) gets into an argument with her long-term partner Robert (August Zirner) on her 40th birthday. Shortly afterwards they separate. Franziska did not want to start a family with Robert, because she already has a son, whom she gave up for adoption immediately after giving birth to him when she was just 15 years old. Finding herself suddenly caught up again by this tragic episode, Franziska travels to her hometown Rosenheim to search for her son Oliver (Kostja Ullmann).

The Seed Handler (Die Samenhändlerin)

It is the year 1850 and, in search of her great love and father of her unborn child, Helmut (Nico Rogner), the young, self-confident Hannah Brettschneider (Henriette Richter-Röhl) arrives in the small town of Gönningen at the foot of the Swabian Alps. For almost two centuries, Gönningen has been the home of industrious businessmen trading in flower and vegetable seeds.

Courage (Zivilcourage)

Peter Jordan, owner of a book shop in Berlin-Kreuzberg, faces a conflict between a gang and his conscience. After bearing witness to a violent crime, Peter transforms from being a loyal follower of the state’s legal system to defending his own rights at any cost. The background of migration and an air of despair in his neighborhood contrast sharply with Peter's world, where - despite the bars on the windows – he maintains his own island of education and opportunity.

A Dairymaid to Fall in Love With (Eine Sennerin zum Verlieben)

Ariane Ostler (Michaela May) is a chaotic but down-to-earth dairymaid, who lives reclusively high up on her Upper Bavarian alpine pasture. Ariane is not interested in formal, bureaucratic matters, and has never submitted a proper tax return in her life. This comes back to haunt her as the very particular financial officer Bernhard Maiwald (Günther Maria Halmer) moves into the area and targets Ariane.


It’s 1984 and 19-year-old Melanie (Anna Fischer), forced to stay at a dismal clinic due to a severe eye disease, attempts to defy her dreary surroundings with her sexy dresses and a lot of makeup. Her condition could lead to blindness without expensive therapy and drugs, but Mel dreams of freedom in the West, and she is convinced that she could be treated there as well. But she only has the new doctor, Carlo Sanchez (Pasquale Aleardi), as a glimmer of hope.

Jump to Love (Arzt mit Nebenwirkungen)

Doctor Fabian is determined to continue the practice of his father, who died much too early. But in order to free himself from the pressure of feelings he must repress, he seeks the adrenalin rush of extreme sports – base jumping from the mountains in his wingsuit. However, a near-death experience forces Fabian to reopen his life and let his true feelings come out...

Hans Ernst: Christl

When Christl, daughter of wealthy innkeeper Sebastian Gruber and his self-righteous wife Charlotte, meets medical student Thomas, the younger son of rich farmer Anton Lafret, it is love at first sight. Thomas is engaged to Anita, daughter of a factory owner from Innsbruck, but conceals this from Christl. Thomas wants to break off the engagement with Anita, but his father and his fiancée, working together, force him to give up Christl..

Clinic at the Lake (Klinik am See)

Set against the backdrop of a small-town hospital, this compelling drama focuses on the everyday stories of the personal and professional lives of the hospital staff, as well as the heartfelt stories of the patients in their care. At the centre is the family of clinician Johanna Lindner (Bettina Redlich) and her husband, Judge Thomas Lindner (Ralph Schicha). Clinic doctor Markus Lindner (Sven Waasner), Johanna's son, is preparing for his wedding to colleague Marie Egger (Nova Meierhenrich), who has just started as an assistant doctor.

Murder in the Finest Family (Mord in bester Familie)

Rich sawmill owner Reinhard Lorenz (Otto Mellies) has two daughters: the older Manuela (Maja Maranow) leads the family business and has always lived with her son at home. The younger Katrin (Katharina Böhm), ​​on the other hand, turned her back on her homeland 18 years ago to start a new life in the USA. For the father's 80th birthday, however, Katrin returns and takes up residence in an old hunting lodge in the mountains. This arouses the suspicions of Manuela and her partner Jens (Max Herbrechter). They fear that Katrin has returned to ensure her inheritance.

Unpunished (Ungesühnt)

When she sees the defendant Robin Böhme (Simon Licht) for the first time, prosecutor Esther Dorwald (Ann-Kathrin Kramer) collapses in shock. She recognizes him as the man who sexually assaulted her in a park twenty years ago. At the time, the investigation fizzled out, but now he is here, a businessman accused of arms trafficking and murder. The prosecutor wants him to be held accountable for his crime against her, but realizes that the act is time-barred.

Wild Waves (Wilde Wellen)

On their way back to the station, Marie and her colleague spot a car racing at high speed through the city and running red traffic lights. The two officers immediately set off in pursuit. They manage to force the driver to stop, but, without warning, the young man pulls out a gun and shoots Marie's colleague. Marie returns fire in self-defence. With the driver of the car mortally wounded, Marie falls to the ground and loses consciousness. The young archaeologist Paul, who has witnessed everything while at a celebration in a nearby café, immediately gives Marie first aid. Both have no idea that this encounter will change their lives.

Greed (Gier)

Whether unscrupulous real estate sharks, successful traders, large manufacturers, bored heirs, or aspiring small investors - they are all insatiable when it comes to entrusting their money to one man in anticipation of breath-taking returns. Investment consultant Dieter Glanz is aware of his reputation, and is generously rewarded by the customers who trust him with their money, inviting him and his wife Gloria to splendid parties and allowing them to participate in their elaborate lifestyles. Whether in his luxurious property or a private jet, for Dieter the splendour of the world and the dream of great wealth has become a reality.

African Storm (Stürme in Afrika)

Eva is in shock: her father has suffered a stroke while in South Africa with her older sister Hanna, who runs a guesthouse for safari tourists in the wilderness. Deceived by her husband Paul, she packs her suitcase and heads to Africa. Seeing her older sister again will bring old wounds to the surface, and new ones could also emerge when Eva, a stiff perfectionist, meets dashing ranger Alex. Then her husband suddenly appears at the door – and Eva faces a difficult decision...

St. Petersburg Romance (Eine Liebe in St. Petersburg)

Anaesthetist Nora Sanders (35) is asked to give a lecture on her specialty at an international surgeons‘ conference in St. Petersburg. Flattered, she takes on this challenge, much to the displeasure of her boyfriend Eric. Nora does not like travelling, but she has felt very much connected with St. Petersburg since her childhood. After the death of her parents in an accident, she lived with her grandmother, Katharina, who, as a young woman, once fell in love with a Russian soldier from St. Petersburg, and often told her granddaughter about it...

One For All (Eine für alle - Frauen können's besser)

Lilli Lemcke (Katharina Schubert) is a normal heroine: in her late thirties, she‘s a worker on the assembly line, married to Bernd (Thorsten Nindel) and mother of two children, and she has three great friends, Yvonne (Katharina Kaali), Bärbel and Melanie. All Lilli wants is to keep her small world safe, but she refuses to stand idly by as the bank forces the most important local family business - their employer – into insolvency. Without further ado, Lilli buys the business for one symbolic euro, and swaps the factory floor for the executive suite, where she is now responsible both for the company and her colleagues.

Good Boy (Guter Junge)

Following the death of taxi driver Achim’s ex-wife, their son, Sven, comes to live with him. After some time it becomes apparent that the shy teenager has paedophile inclinations. Achim resolves to tackle the problem without professional help - a project that is doomed to failure.

Leo and Marie

Leo Schreiber (Wotan Wilke Möhring) and Marie Johanson (Bernadette Heerwagen) are two people who live invisible lives: undisturbed, but also very lonely, without a family, without friends. Even Leo's cat denied him strokes... They both work at a large insurance company - and here is where their story begins: in an elevator the two meet - and fall in love. Reluctantly, they get to know each other. And then they quickly discover how their love transforms their lives.

Let's Do it in Finnish (Machen wir's auf Finnisch)

In her mid-20s, Annika still lives with her parents and moves from one unpaid internship to the next - always in the vain endeavour of finding a permanent position in the music industry. But the life of this dedicated yet hapless intern is about to be turned upside down - by a Finnish rock band. After all, Annika never expected that inventing some fictitious knowledge of Finnish would land her a dream job with a record label... In order to prove herself, she is to take Finnish group "Ripili" to Germany and prepare for a band contest.

Taco and Nina (Taco und Kaninchen)

Two one-hour specials - The Enemy's Capture and No More School – based on exciting adventures from bestselling author Amelie Fried and her husband Peter Probst, who adapted their co-written books for television.
Siblings "Taco", nine years old, and his eleven-year-old sister "Rabbit" are as different as day and night. But when it comes to investigations they are a really strong team: as child detectives, they crack the trickiest criminal cases, using their heads, imagination and ever present humour! For this duo exciting adventures are a way of life...

Utta Danella

The Utta Danella movies tell romantic love stories with modern and timeless themes, all set against the backdrop of beautiful Bavarian landscapes. From the challenges faced by successful women in finding a man, be it in the office or in the rural community, and people who fall in love with each other even though they do not fit together or are already tied to another, to family secrets and much more, these heart-warming modern day tales come with one guarantee - that there will be a happy ending!

Lilly Schönauer

Immersed in the beautiful local landscapes and infused with the "Austrian charm" of its protagonists, this drama series centres on moving, heart-breaking stories, featuring a diverse cast of acclaimed, popular acting talent.

Coming Home (Mein Vater)

A happy young family has just fulfilled their dream to move into their own home, when they realize that the husband’s father Richard, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, can no longer cope living alone. The family decides to take the old man in – but as his condition worsens daily, quicker and more dramatically than everyone expected, the family will be pushed to breaking point.

Bringing Up My Parents (Wie erziehe ich meine Eltern)

Following the second marriage of his father, Dr. Christoph Hasenkötter (Felix Eitner) has a half-brother named Dr. Carlo Mittenzwey (Heinrich Schafmeister). But they only get to know each other at the notary, when it turns out that they have jointly inherited the old villa of their deceased parents. There is one condition to their inheritance: both single parent fathers must live with their children in the house - otherwise the ownership will pass to a foundation


Living side by side, day by day - neighbours are easy... even wonderful! As the people of Marienhof cope with everyday trials and tribulations - they live their lives, with all the consequences. Big or small, problems are faced and resolved. As these strong men and women engage in their exciting and sometimes gruelling relationships as well as in existential conflicts and everyday aspects of life - a lot will happen, for this is Marienhof!

White Blue Stories (Weißblaue Geschichten)

This popular movie collection tells entertaining and charming stories. Twenty-six years ago, the first White Blue Stories emerged, and became a popular and well-known programme on ZDF until they were discontinued in 2007. Now the White Blue Stories are back, refreshed for the modern day, modelled on the tone and humour of the Rosenheim Cops.

Kennedy's Brain

Kennedy's Brain tells the story of a mother who, after the mysterious death of her son, begins her own investigation into why he died. Her pursuit of the truth leads to Africa, where she traces a humanitarian scandal that her son seems to have been implicated in, and makes a life-threatening discovery. The film is based on a novel by the "master of suspense", Henning Mankell.

Murder by Numbers (Mord nach Zahlen)

The wife of company owner Markus Biehler has been abducted. In her first case, insurance investigator Marina Kröger (Dagmar Manzel) is assigned to find out whether Markus’s wife is actually - as claimed - dead or not.

Men Gone Wild (Freilaufende Männer)

Thomas has no idea what to do with his life - but as a passionate hypochondriac he has an imaginary heart attack once a week.

Our Farm in Ireland (Unsere Farm in Irland)

"Our Farm in Ireland" portrays heart surgeon Dr Martin Winter, who emigrated with his three daughters to Ireland after the death of his wife to work as a country doctor.