extr@

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extr@
Created by Channel 4 Learning
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 30 (English)
13 (French, Spanish, German)
Production
Executive producer(s) Andrew Bethell
Running time 24 Minutes
Release
Original network Channel 4 (UK)
multiple PBS member station/network instructional television blocks (U.S.)
Original release 2002 – 2004

extr@ is a language education television series scripted in the format of a Friends-esque sitcom which was in production from 2002 to 2004, and is mainly marketed to the instructional television market for middle school and high school language classes. Four versions were made, each in a different language; English, French, German, and Spanish.

The English version was co-produced by Channel 4 Learning and RAI CPTO (Production Centre of Turin) for RAI Educational.

Plot[edit]

The English version has 30 episodes, and the other three languages have 13 episodes each. The Plot of the 13 episodes is nearly the same in all the language variants.

Hector/Sam, with only a very basic grasp of the featured language, comes to stay with his pen pal, Bridget/Sacha/Sascha/Lola. Hector's/Sam's efforts to get to grips with the language provide the central dynamic for the series' language learning content. The series is particularly suitable for adolescents and young adults who can relate to the contextual setting and implied meanings in the screenplay.

Cast[edit]

English French German Spanish
Javier Marzan[1] - Hector Romero[2] Lawrence Ray (also known as Lars Oostveen)[3] - Sam Scott
Julie Buckfield – Annie Taylor[4] Marie Cordillot - Annie Britta Becker - Anna Celia Meiras - Ana
Abby Simpson[5] - Bridget Evans[6] Vanessa Seydoux - Sacha Leontine Hass - Sascha Vanessa Otero - Lola
Toby Walton[7] - Nick Jessop Jean-Felix Callens - Nico Frank Brunet - Nic Javier Marzan - Pablo

Episodes[edit]

Episode English French German Spanish
1
Hector’s Arrival L'arrivée de Sam. Sams Ankunft La llegada de Sam
2
Hector Goes Shopping Sam fait du shopping Sam geht einkaufen Sam va de compras
3
Hector Has a Date Sam a un rendez-vous Sam hat ein Date Sam aprende a ligar
4
Hector Looks for a Job Sam trouve du travail Sam sucht einen Job Sam busca un trabajo
5
A Star Is Born Une étoile est née Ein Star ist geboren Ha nacido una estrella
6
Bridget Wins the Lottery Le jour du loto Lotto-Tag El día de la Primitiva
7
The Twin La jumelle Der Zwilling La gemela
8
The Landlady’s Cousin La cousine de la concierge Die Kusine der Vermieterin La prima de la dueña
9
Jobs for the Boys Du boulot pour Sam et Nico Jobs für Nic und Sam Trabajos para los chicos
10
Annie’s Protest Annie proteste Anna demonstriert Ana protesta
11
Holiday Time Les vacances Ferienzeit Tiempo de vacaciones
12
Football Crazy Fou de foot Verrückt nach Fußball Fanáticos del fútbol
13
A Wedding in the Air Un mariage dans l'air Hochzeitspläne Boda en el aire
14
Changes
15
The Bouncer
16
Uncle Nick
17
Cyber Stress
18
Just the Ticket
19
Kung Fu Fighting
20
Every Dog has its Day
21
The Entertainers
22
Haunting at Halloween
23
Truth or Dare
24
Pilot Nick
25
Art
26
Alibi
27
Can You Live Without ...?
28
Christmas
29
Camping
30
Love Hurts

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