TV show set in Weimar Republic is most expensive ever made in Germany and has been praised for its political significance

A lavish 16-part TV series set between the two world wars is being tipped as the first big-budget German production that could become a global TV blockbuster.

Babylon Berlin, a period drama set in the Weimar Republic replete with crime, corruption, sex and decadence, cost €38m (£33m) to make and is the most expensive TV series ever filmed in Germany.

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