History- und Sciencetainment

  • Tuesday, 22. June 2004 10:00 hrs

In cooperation with BBC Worldwide Ltd.


Whether the main protagonist is a dinosaur, a deep-sea creature, the ancient Rome or “The Miracle of Bern” – historical and scientific subjects are in great demand. Program development trends in this area are tending towards lavish formats based on entertainment and high production standards. The seminar provides an overview of the current international history- and sciencetainment landscape and provides insights into what the creators have in store for the future.

Presenter: Torsten Zarges, Correspondent, kressreport, Cologne

10.00 hrs-10.30 hrs, Keynote
History- and Sciencetainment. International Trends and Formats
Paul Youngbluth, Director, Tape Consultancy, London

10.30 hrs-11.45 hrs, Presentation
History- and Sciencetainment in the BBC
John Lynch, Creative Director Science, BBC, London

11.45 hrs-12.00 hrs, Coffee Break

12.00 hrs-13.00 hrs, Panel
About Ancient Egyptians and Smoking Vulcanos. Perspectives for Popular History and Science Programs
John Lynch, Creative Director Science, BBC, London
Michael Kloft, Producer, Spiegel TV, Hamburg
Hendrik Hey, Managing Director, Welt der Wunder, Munich
Peter Kloeppel, Deputy Head of RTL aktuell, RTL, Cologne
Thomas von Hennet, Head of Documentaries, ProSieben, Unterföhring
Peter Arens, Head of History & Society Department, ZDF, Mainz