With some 2,000 celebrities and lesser known guests over 624 episodes, Reinhold Beckmann’s TV talk show “beckmann” made German TV history for more than 15 years. As a partner of the Beckground TV production company, Cinecentrum was the executive producer of this highly successful talk show from the very beginning.
While the ARD was still discussing whether there were perhaps too many talk shows in mid 2013, Reinhold Beckmann already stated his intention of discontinuing the program.
With his talent for addressing the individual and personal issues of his guests, being able to cope with various personalities and elicit sensitive information from them, his TV show constantly provoked discussion and debate. Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder commented on the “flawless democrat” Vladimir Putin, former Guantánamo prisoner Murat Kurnaz forced the federal government to explain its actions and professional cyclist Bert Dietz shocked the “beckmann” audience with his on-air doping admission.“
Some topics are complicated and unpleasant, yet they still need to be discussed. This was often our approach,” says Reinhold Beckman.
Amongst other things, Reinhold Beckmann will be presenting a news feature format – initially 10 episodes per year – on Mondays at 8.15 pm starting in spring 2015.