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“Dinner for One”

A German New Year’s Tradition

Plus: Das war 2005 - The year in review

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Below you'll find links to “Dinner for One” and some German year-in-review pages. (Note: Most of these links are seasonal.)


Abendeeten för Een
"Dinner for One" op Platt (in Plattdeutsch). Manuskript und RealAudio. Von Radio Bremen. (Seasonal)

Dinner CD
Book and CD

“Dinner for One” Script
The complete English dialog of the sketch.

NDR - Dinner for One
NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) has a nice section with background info on "Dinner for One" - including streaming video (Real) of the complete sketch.

'Dinner for One' - DVD
This DVD is in the PAL Region 2 format. (Will not play on regular US or Canadian VCRs or DVD players.) From Amazon.de. (Note: 'Dinner for One' is not available on NTSC DVD or VHS for the US and Canada. However, the German DVD will play on a North American computer with a DVD drive. More...)

'Dinner for One' - VHS
This VHS video is in the PAL format. (Will not play on regular US or Canadian VCRs or DVD players.) From Amazon.de.

Dinner for One von A-Z (Book)
Everything you wanted to know about DfO: "Alle kennen 'Dinner for One'. Aber wer kennt schon die entscheidenden Details: Woher die Namen der stummen Gäste stammen..."

'Dinner for One' - Buch und CD
A book and CD - with the script for 'Dinner for One' in several languages.

'Dinner for One' - Buch
A book and CD - with the script for 'Dinner for One' in several languages.

Welcher Idiot hat 'Dinner for One' eingefärbt?
"Who's the idiot (beim NDR) who colorized this black-and-white classic?" asks BZ-Online. (Unfortunately, no longer online.)


Online Video

NDR - Dinner for One
NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) has a nice section with background info on "Dinner for One" - including streaming video (Real) of the complete sketch.

NDR Video
Direct link to the RealVideo version of DfO from NDR.

Dinner for One - Streaming Video
Google also offers a streaming-video version of DfO. The quality isn't the best, but it's better than nothing. The NDR version is better.

Online Video and TV
More links to New Year's on German TV, some with streaming video.

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Spiegel

NOTE: Some links are seasonal only!

Das war 2005 - Focus - 2005
A month-by-month review by the German news magazine Focus.

Jahres-Chronik - Der Spiegel - 2005
The year in review. From Der Spiegel.

Jahresrückblick 2005 - Radio Bremen
A look back from the German broadcaster Radio Bremen.

Jahresrückblick - Stern - 2005
A look back from the German magazine Stern.

Berliner Morgenpost
2005 in Berlin und Deutschland.

News Ticker - Berliner Morgenpost

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