MOST NOTORIOUS TYRANTS
Through modern CGI tyrant’s world will come back to life and will bridge elements of entertainment and education. Each story will be presented by The Professor – an eccentric, excitable puppet who in “The Situation Room” must fight for the control over his tyrants to answer such question as “who was the worst, strongest, best looking tyrant of them all.” With various clues, an artifact or even a little diorama, the story of the tyrant in question will be brought closer for us to better understand the time and situation these people lived in. Notorious Tyrants tells the stories of some of the world’s worst oppressors. The first in the series is Caligula, who abused his power as Roman Emperor like no other, becoming a serious criminal and mass murderer.
Other tyrants whose stories are told in the series include Ivan the Terrible, Vlad the Impaler, Qin Shi Huang, Montezuma, Genghis Khan, and Akhenaten and even Stalin and Hitler.
Idea: Uwe Kersken
Written by: Gavin Scott (“War and Peace”) and Terry Jones (“Monty Python”)
Cooperation G5 fiction with ZDF-Digital 13 x 30´