The series Europe’s Heritage - The Great Playwrights will begin on September 7th, 2008, with a launch show on ARTE introducing the Top 10 playwrights.
Over the course of the subsequent two weeks, ten documentary portraits of the chosen playwrights will be broadcast on weekdays in primetime. The individual playwrights will each be presented by celebrity advocates, personalities from the world of international culture.
The climax and culmination of this TV event will be the King Of Drama broadcast, the grand finale live from the Admiralspalast in Berlin on September 20th, 2008, with international stars and experts from the world of theatre, onstage performances, thrilling discussions and the final ballot to determine Europe’s most important playwright. Sunday September 7th, 2008, 8:40 pm, 90 Mins.:
The launch show Europe’s Heritage – The Great Playwrights Monday-Friday, September 8th-19th, 2008, 8:15 pm, 43 Mins.:
10 documentaries portraying the chosen playwrights Saturday, September 20th, 2008, 9:00 pm, 120 Mins.:
Grand finale King of Drama, live from Berlin, presented by Dieter Moor and Emmanuelle Galabru