One evening we were invited to a live filming of a PBS comedy show that will air in November. Suzi’s cousin is the lead performer of the series that has so far had a 15 year run. In addition to Eva Mael (Suzi’s cousin) there are three supporting cast, three of whom have been together all these years. We managed to meet them all.

Bayrische Rundfunk studios

Bayrische Rundfunk studios


The four characters, Eva upper left

The four characters, Eva upper left


We took a fast train to the Munich suburbs to the Bayrische Rundfunk recording studios where we were first received, along with about 180 other guests, in the lobby where free wine and other drinks were offered.
Lobby action

Lobby action


Invitees

Invitees

As we filed into the studio I snared three seats in the very middle of the first row, mere feet from the cameras and performers. We were sure to be panned when the cameras swung in our direction.

I did manage to get a few shots of the studio before we were asked to put our cameras away.

Front row for us

Front row for us

Seat mates in traditional local dress

Seat mates in traditional local dress

Studio lights above us

Studio lights above us

Two of the video cameras

Two of the video cameras


After the filming it was ok to pull out our cameras again so I got a few shots of the actors and Eva giving out autographs.
Staging for the last set

Staging for the last set

Eva talking with Suzi after filming was over

Eva talking with Suzi after filming was over

Autograph time

Autograph time

The cast and us

The cast and us

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