A German film crew have been exploring Bermuda this month for a television series that will air on their national TV network later this year. *Photo courtesy of Heiko De Groot
A German film crew have been exploring Bermuda this month for a television series that will air on their national TV network later this year. *Photo courtesy of Heiko De Groot
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A German film crew have been exploring Bermuda this month for a television series that will air on their national TV network later this year. 
 
The three-strong team have filmed footage across the island for the 45-minute documentary programme called "mare TV" or "Ocean TV".
 
The show is part of a long-running series of award winning programmes on the North German Broadcasting Corporation that highlight islands across the globe and their coastal environment.
 
The series was launched in 2001 and covers a range of issues relating to the oceans of the world.
 
Mare TV is broadcast twice a month on a Thursday at 8:15pm on NDR television.
 
The German team in Bermuda has been led by wildlife photographer and producer Heiko De Groot.
 
He arrived on June 4, and was followed by the two other members of the team; sound technician Tarja Kuehne and cameraman, Florian Melzer, a few days later.
 
Over the last couple of weeks they have joined up with the Marine Police for a day of patrol on the water, visited the Cahow project on Nonsuch Island and met with Johnny Barnes.
 
They have also filmed footage at the Bermuda Regiment, the English Sports Shop and the Paget Community Garden.
 
Mr De Groot told the Bermuda Sun: "It has been a very successful trip.
 
"I think Bermuda is a destination that many people in Germany would love to come to.
 
"The colours are fantastic to film and we have been impressed with the friendly welcome we have received everywhere we have gone."
 
The Bermuda Tourism Authority has played a big part in helping to facilitate the trip and co-ordinate the German TV crew's work schedule throughout their stay.