Verbotene Liebe

Show Tidbits
Since Episode #2999 Verbotene Liebe airs Wide screen (16:9).
Verbotene Liebe is based on the Australian soap opera Sons and Daughters.
Dominic Saleh-Zaki (played Andi Fritzsche) and Inez Björg David (played Vanessa von Beyenbach) met and fell in love with each other on the set of Verbotene Liebe. Also did Kristina Dörfer (played Olivia Schneider) and her older co-star Ron Holzschuh. Both off-screen couples had a short affair on-screen.
The gay story between Christian Mann (played by Thore Schölermann) and Oliver Sabel (played by Jo Weil) became not only very popular in Germany. Because of medias like YouTube the super couple has fans worldwide and even had stories in the British magazine 'reFRESH' and the American soap magazine 'Soap Opera Weekly'.
After the first 100 episodes aired, the production team decided to recast a entire family: The von Sternecks. The first one to leave was Katharina von Sterneck, played then by Insa Magdalena Steinhaus. She left in Episode #100. Kerstin Landsmann took over the role in Episode #132 and played the part then for more than six years. The second to leave was Katharina's brother Gero. He was played for the first 131 episodes by actor Manou Lubowski, before in Episode #132, Broder B. Hendrix took over the role and played the part for two years. After that he made guest appearances in 1999 and 2005. The last one to recast was Gero and Katharina's mother Barbara. She was first portrayed by Isabelle Carlson to Episode #191. Actress Manuela Alphons took over the role three episodes later and remained to the show for four years.
Owner of the fitness center, Fritz Konrad, father of Anna Konrad, was the first role who died on the show in the second episode. Prime suspect became Jan Brandner, after he was found over the dead body of Fritz.
Andreas Stenschke, who played Ulli Prozeski on the show from 1997-2001 and had a torrid love affair with Dr. Tom Seifert recently supported the Writers Guild of America Strike effort in America with a short video. It demonstrated how Europeans receive no royalties for the afterlife of their work and warned writers and now American actors, in their current struggle, that they might suffer the same fate when shows and films are rerun over the Internet. You can find this video by doing a search of Andreas Stenschke on You Tube. It is titled "The Perspective From Germany."

Network: Das Erste ( Germany)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Soaps
Status: Final Season
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 06:00 pm
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Language: German
Premiere: January 02, 1995
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