Airs on TV Polsat
Licence Strix Television
Writers Patrick Yoka, Okił Khamidov, Robert Meller
Directors Okił Khamidov, Wojciech Szumowski
The Bar is an interactive show mixing reality, documentary soap and other genres. Its participants were selected through auditions of 16,000 candidates who came to Wroclaw to achieve social success and win a cash prize. Their task was to run a real club in the center of a big city. This involved hard and stressful work but also offered great fun and, possibly, an adventure of a lifetime. Participants were filmed both at work and in their house. In the first edition, the house was located in a Wroclaw suburb. In the second, it was moved downtown. The show began a new era of large, interactive TV shows.
The Bar was a huge success. The first edition was the most watched TV show in its category. Encouraged by the show’s success, ATM produced a second edition which was aired in 2002 and proved an even greater hit. More than 3,200,000 viewers tuned in to watch it.
The Bar saw an unprecedented event: for the first time in history, TV show participants fell in love, got engaged and got married during a show. The Bar also held concerts of leading bands including Ich Troje, Oddzial Zamkniety, Lzy, Varius Manx, Modern Talking, and Big Cyc.