SLEEPING OUTSIDE – the bed race

Spending the night under the open sky instead of a warm house, that's an adventure for the young and the old. Especially when the sleeping place is located where nobody would think of sleeping or dare to spend the night.

In »SLEEPING OUTSIDE« the comfortable bed from home goes travelling and in each episode ends up at a different, highly unusual spot – such as the hallowed turf of a »Bundesliga« football stadium, amidst wild animals inside a zoo, in the middle of a marshland and many more exciting places.


  • 32 days of shooting
  • 80 days of editing
  • Fun fact: People have not slept this much on any other German TV-Show in 2017


In all these locations two youngsters get to spend the night along with their host Tommy Scheel. However, the comfortable bed only offers space for one of the youngsters and so they have to compete for it in a challenging contest. The loser sleeps uncomfortably in a locally improvised manner somewhere next to the bed.

»SLEEPING OUTSIDE - The bed race« lets its viewers witness the experiences and feelings of its protagonists, far away from their homely bedrooms. And it playfully delivers knowledge on the various locations.

8 x 25 Min
Client: ZDF
Target audience: Kinder- und Jugend
Genre: Non-Fiction
Year of production: 2017

SLEEPING OUTSIDE in the ZDF Media Library


  • Development of the format
  • Casting
  • Location Scouting
  • Development of games
  • Script
  • Direction
  • Production
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