Make Me A German

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BBC Two documentary about a young British family’s move to Germany to find out how it is the Germans can work fewer hours than the Greeks and still live in Europe’s economic powerhouse.

Before Brexit vote, business journalist Justin Rowlatt, writer wife Bee and two of their four children briefly go native in Nuremberg, Bavaria. The Rowlatts were given a checklist of German averages which they had conform to: he woke up at 6.23am every morning and ate a kilogram of pork a week, while she was supposed to spend an incredible four hours a day on housework.

Bee, here a stay-at-home mum, learned how to make sauerkraut, while Justin was sent out to a pencil factory to observe the dedication of the German workforce.

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