In seven episodes, six dazzling Deans competed against each other during lockdown in the spring of 2021, as some of you may already know them from IRON CURTAIN MAN, our homage to the Elvis of the GDR. The fight was (not only) with songs from the entire repertoire of Dean Reed, and for the one title: Who will be THE DEAN OF GERMANY? With them: friends from his life, but also new adversaries and commentators and of course the Verworner-Krause Chamber Orchestra.
Virus of Freedom (1/7)
In the first issue of THE DEAN OF GERMANY, we meet the young country dean who has just arrived in Hollywood. He meets the outsized, legendary acting coach Paton Price. True to his motto, “This is where people are made,” Price infects the young cowboy boy with the virus of freedom – a young pacifist is born and a first unforgettable hit of silvery infused sadness. Plus: the world’s most dangerous, smoky news. And a duel for love.
Wie man einen Hit fängt (2/7)
In the second edition of THE DEAN OF GERMANY we invite Dean, the idol of Soviet youth. Who was this freedom fighter at the microphone? What did he move in the people of the East? And can an unforgettable pop song be a mouse or a snake to pounce on as a bird of prey? In addition: The Only German Television returns with the Current Camera. A ring swings around liberated hips and a real head of state has his say.
Life is Like (3/7)
Finally, the time has come. Dean, at the height of his fame, visits THE DEAN OF GERMANY. This Dean makes movies, records, washes American flags and still has time to practice a song with us, so that eternity can finally memorize it. In addition, we will show for the first time in the history of THE DEAN OF GERMANY live a marriage proposal. An evening that everyone should like.
Eine Ohnmacht ist nichts Privates (4/7)
It gets private. None other than the dear parents of our superstar have their say. Are you the secret behind the son’s creativity? Can their boy sing a song with only one syllable? And who will win in the boxing duel Dean against Dean? Does the Current Camera know the answer to that? It’s back again and takes us through the wild contemporary history of Dean’s life, full of riots at the Alex, absconding writers and protest actions in South America.
Flirt mit rot (5/7)
We would now like to get a little more serious. Because in the fifth edition of THE DEAN OF GERMANY we show the quiet moments of the superstar who rocked the East. In unforgotten classics he reflects on the lost homeland. From the very same country, a completely different, great legend is even switched on. We’ll just say James. Dean will give it his all in this edition. Between love, criticism and politics he asserts himself and comes, as always, to a grandiose finale.
Es gibt nur eine Art das richtig zu machen und zwar mit Freiheit. (6/7)
What was that about Manfred Krug and the revolution in South America? The penultimate edition of THE DEAN OF GERMANY shows that Dean Reed has also brought the medium of the cooking show to perfection. From blood-red borscht burgers, the singer takes us to the deep-orange sunsets of South America and a time when he fought alongside Victor Jara for the liberation of the oppressed. Goosebumps and a treat for the palate and, of course, another hit. Because they all have to sing – and in the last edition they finally sing against each other.
Finale – Dean of Deans! (7/7)
Now, on the last evening, it will come together and will choose THE DEAN OF GERMANY. Once again we travel along the stages of his life by Hitexpress. But in the end only one can become the Dean of all Deans. Be there at the grand finale. Live, interactive and at home on your devices, dear comrades.