Just been watching a documentary about Victoria and Albert. I won't bore you by enumerating the ways in which it irritated me, instead merely noting that the actor reading quotes from the Prince Consort did so in what Frau G speedily diagnosed as a fake German accent. Even if they couldn't get Andrew Sachs (a German who, come to think of it, himself owes his celebrity status to a fake accent), we have a sizeable German community and one or two of them must surely hold Equity cards. Strange, when it has become unthinkable for an actor to black up, that it's still OK to pretend to be a Kraut.
PS Happy New Year.