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ZDF Enterprises global distributor for Story House new factual series One Day in…

ZDF Enterprises global distributor for Story House new factual series One Day in…
ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF, has secured global distribution rights from Berlin-based Story House Productions for their new three part documentary One Day in... (3 x 50’). The unique series explores a day in the life of ordinary people living in three different, fascinating historical settings.

Commissioned by ZDF for their top rating Terra X slot, production on One Day in... begins this month with delivery expected in autumn. ZDF Enterprises has a long-standing relationship with Story House Productions having distributed numerous factual titles for them such as History of Weapons, Myths - The Greatest Mysteries of Humanity, World War A - When Aliens Attack and How Climate Made History.

Ralf Rueckauer, Vice President ZDFE.unscripted, ZDF Enterprises, said: “This series presents an exciting concept. Viewers will be taken on a journey into the past, not to see how kings or rulers lived, but to experience the life of a common person. And it will throw up some surprises along the way as we see striking differences and parallels to our modern lives.”

Going back in time to a castle in the High Middle Ages, New York at the height of industrialisation and Dresden in the post-war era, the series tells the story of everyday life in three diverse settings. What values and morals did the ordinary person abide by? What was a work day like, what was the standard of hygiene and how was justice meted out?

High-end CGI, in depth research and superb dramatic reenactments, featuring a cast of well-known actors from international successes such as Paul Lux (Dark, Babylon Berlin), Leon Blaschke (The Boat, Perfume, The Wall between us) and Henrike von Kuick (Baader-Meinhoff-Complex), make the stories come alive. Top experts such as David Huyssen, a Senior Lecturer in American History, and Dr Katherine Lloyd (Lecturer, Museum Studies), are interviewed in the series giving valuable insight into the daily life of a common citizen in these historical times.
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