As soon as the famous signature tune by composer Harry Blank (the actor is also known as the singer of the band BlankWeinek) sounds, many BR viewers say: “Dahoam is Dahoam”. The white-and-blue soap opera, which is broadcast on weekdays (7.30 p.m.) except Fridays, about fates, lovesickness and everyday joys in the provincial backwater, has blossomed into a ratings hit on Bavarian television since it was developed in 2007 as part of a program reform. Dahoam, that’s Lansing – a fictional, but very original Bavarian place. Initially ridiculed as “Bavarian Daily”, “DiD”, as the series is lovingly abbreviated by the fans, is now one of the most important showcase pieces of the ARD third party from the Free State.
A purely Bavarian folklore phenomenon? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! Up to a million fans nationwide regularly follow the latest episode. It’s a matter of honor that the “nachtlinie” talk format pays a visit in a special edition to mark the 15th anniversary of the Lansing series.
Moderator Andreas Bönte chats with Gerri Gabrowski, among others, who, as director, has been part of the permanent team behind the scenes of the telenovela since the first season. Series veteran Bernhard Ulrich aka Hubert Kirchleitner and Anita Eichhorn, who came to Lansing in 2021 as Tina Brenner, also meet for a nightly talk with Bönte – and reveal what everyday shooting looks like on the set of the most popular Bavarian evening series.
night line extra – Tue. 04.10. – BR: 11:30 p.m