) is a children's television series
produced and aired by German public broadcaster ZDF
on German television
. Originally conceived and hosted by Peter Lustig
the first episode aired on January 7 1979
then titled Pusteblume
. The first episode of the retitled series Löwenzahn
aired on March 24
. After Lustig's health-related retirement, the show was taken-over by actor Guido Hammesfahr (playing the new host Fritz Fuchs
) in October 2006.
Each 30 minute episode is dedicated to a separate issue or theme and is mainly comprised of related short featurettes, which explain, explore and educate how things of everyday life and even complex systems work. It spans a wide variety of topics from technology and industry to something as mundane as how the postal service works.