Sarah und Daniel

In “Sarah and Daniel” two callers were able to control the dialogue of two lovers by triggering short video clips with the telephone keyboard. The two characters were played by two employees of Van Gogh TV: Sarah Khan ( and Daniel Haude (
Two other callers can comment on the statements and were also encouraged in the opening credits to give “relationship advice”. The audience hardly made use of this possibility, but mainly used the opportunity for conversations between the two callers, which often had a more personal character than the conversations between four participants that were the rule in “Coffeehouse”. The format started at the beginning of July 1992 and was shown more than forty times in total.