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Escapist dreams: why Germans love TV romances set in Cornwall

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Films based on British writer's stories have loyal following in Germany and are now even listed as a key draw for G7 diplomats Strolling along Padstow harbour, Grace Kent and Dr Robert Hayford are tumbling into each other's eyes over fish and chips, paisley scarves blowing in the Cornish breeze. Yet in spite of the quintessentially English setting, they whisper their sweet nothings in German. This is a scene from Wie verhext , which translates as Bewitched, a German TV production that premiered in national broadcaster ZDF's Sunday prime-time slot at the start of this month. Inspired by the...
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