Show Business: Television Transplants

Like American pizza and French drugstores, the form and flavor of cultural phenomena often change in the translation from one country to another. So it would seem with television. Recently a pair of TV series have appeared, one in West Germany, the other in England, that present, in effect, foreign versions of two well-known American television families:

ONE HEART AND ONE SOUL. Hen Alfred Tetzlaff is the hero of West Germany's hottest new situation comedy. He is a first cousin to both All in the Family's Archie Bunker and his relative, Alf Garnett of the BBC comedy series Till Death Us Do...

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