Publications

The "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ton und Bild" (Degeto) was founded in 1929 to promote cultural films. The character of Degeto changed profoundly at the end of the 1950s when the ARD turned it into a central instrument of film acquisition for its television programming. Rolf Aurich, author and editor at the Filmmuseum Berlin, reviews the first three decades of Degeto's history.

In his work as a director, Peter Beauvais was a major influence on West German television for almost thirty years. In biographical and analytical contributions, Rolf Aurich, Julia Glänzel, Wolfgang Jacobsen and Nicky Rittmeyer illustrate how in all his works, whether for the theatre, opera, radio, film or TV, Beauvais pursued a notion of radical diversity in terms of themes and styles.