Last Sunday....via ZDF (the Channel Two network from state-run TV)....I had the first installment of 'Germany Saga'. It's a six-part series from Professor Christopher Clark from Cambridge University. Later this week, I caught the second part of the series.
Each of the episodes run for approximately forty-five minutes, and does a five-star job of telling a piece of history that you'd expect out of a Cambridge University professor. In some ways, it was a great lecture and he guides you through to meet Karl the Great, and later brings you to the vast Roman period and what meant to the average German.
It is a fine series. Rarely do I say great things about state-run TV in Germany...but they did a great job in hiring the professor, and letting him tell the remarkable history of Germany, in his own way.
If you were reviewing or taking a university program through German history....I'd strongly recommend Germany Saga and just spend an entire Saturday going through the entire series. Things would make sense, and you'd more easily piece together the 100 pieces of the German puzzle.
This Sunday (10th) will feature the episode "What Unites Us" at 7:30PM, the third segment.