Borgen

On the EU, Britain Should Take Some Danish Lessons

Giles Goodall | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The British and Danish debates about Europe have much in common - concerns about migration (read 'benefit tourism'), a sense of threatened national identity, and the division of national and EU powers (to opt in or to opt out, that is the question) - but the tone and direction differ enormously.

David Cameron Tells BBC To Make More British Comedies And Dramas

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

David Cameron has fired a shot across the bow of the BBC demanding the Corporation produce more home-grown dramas and comedies to justify its continui...

What Does Drama and the Box Series Tell Us About the State of Politics?

Kevin Toolis | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Toolis

Who we choose to rule over us, and why, is a perennial and essential question for all of us. And so is the canvas of power for drama in a real life world where men and women strive to rise, rule and control the destiny of a nation. And then fall like Lucifer.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Midsomer Gets A Nordic Makeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

For its 100th episode, 'Midsomer Murders' branched out beyond its usual home county hedgerows and got as far as… Denmark. If this meant somethin...

The Calculated Autumn Statement Ahead

Iain Anderson | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

The Autumn Statement, which morphed into a mini-budget some time ago, is an opportunity for the chancellor to offer some red meat to a restless party whilst also setting the stage for Budget 2014, which will lock down the coalition's economic narrative ahead of the general election.

Could Norway's Boring TV Be Your Next Audiovisual Addiction?

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Conversation UK

In 2009 the state broadcasting company NRK celebrated the centenary of one of the engineering wonders of the world, the East-West railway from Oslo to Bergen, in a characteristically Norwegian fashion. The famous journey was filmed and broadcasted not framed in grandeur or excitement, but in real time, slowly chugging, warts and all, over six hours, from beginning to end.

Caroline Frost

'Borgen Women Aren't Perfect, They Don't Have To Be'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

The good news: 'Borgen's back, on our screens from tomorrow night, kicking off, in our best Nordic Noir on BBC4 traditions, with a cracking double bil...

'Borgen's Return Completes The Love Triangle

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Borgen' is set to return to our screens this Saturday evening for the third and final series, and keen viewers of the hit Danish political drama will...

'I Was Star-Struck Auditioning For Borgen'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

British actor Alastair Mackenzie admitted he was "star-struck" when he auditioned for his role in 'Borgen', because he'd just had a marathon box-set w...

Nordic Noir Stars In Special 'Midsomer Murders' Episode

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Can't decide between the rustic appeal of 'Midsomer Murders' and the cerebral charms of 'The Killing' and 'Borgen'? Well, for one episode only, you wo...

Need To Scratch That Scandinavian Itch? Then Nordicana's Just For You...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Still missing 'The Killing's heroine Sarah Lund? Hanging on for the third series of 'Borgen'? Wondering what they can possibly do with the next instal...

Caroline Frost

Pilou Asbaek Has Some Bad News For 'Borgen' Fans

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Borgen' star Pilou Asbaek will no doubt disappoint the many fans of Nordic Noir, as he reveals that his character Kasper isn't central to the goings-...

Caroline Frost

EXCLUSIVE: 'Borgen' Star Gives Some Hints For Series 3

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Borgen star Birgitte Hjort Sørensen has given HuffPostUK a few tantalising hints about where the Danish political drama will be going in its third an...

Caroline Frost

'The Protectors' - The Best Offering Of Nordic Noir Yet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

The UK distributors of Nordic Noir are no fools. Following our rapturous devotion to Sarah Lund and sadness at waving her goodbye, they're tirelessly ...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Borgen - Political And Personal Crunch Time For Birgitte

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

The finale of this second series of ‘Borgen’ interwove the personal and the political to extremely satisfying effect, as Birgitte, Kasper and Katr...

Caroline Frost

How Nordic Noir's Big Daddy Rolf Lassgard Discovered His UK Stardom

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

"I was reading one of my favourite music magazines, and I suddenly saw my own face. That's how I discovered I'd made it to the UK," explains the Swedi...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Borgen Finds Birgitte On Her Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

This week saw Birgitte develop her most ambitious political strategy yet, trying to keep all the strands of Danish government involved. One of them wa...

Borgen Is Brillant. Why Can't Britain Seem to Make Decent Political Dramas Anymore?

Dr Matthew Ashton | Posted 08.03.2013 | Home
Dr Matthew Ashton

There's very little serious drama looking at the people who run our country, the decisions they make that affect us all, and the general state of the nation.

Caroline Frost

13 Things To Look Forward To In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

It's a happy new year, especially for those fans of Nordic Noir, Tom Daley, travelling Time Lords and a particularly expressive 'Entourage' alumnus. ...

Yes, the London Film Festival Has Begun...

Rollo Ross | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

London is usually known in the film industry as the Hollywood capital of Europe as all the big studios have their European headquarters here. Our multiplexes are full of American movies and we generally hold the European premieres of big blockbusters in London (and there's normally a lot of media coverage about them!). But for two weeks, we're kicking back at our commercial reputation by hosting a celebration of non-formulaic movies and that, in my eyes, is worth celebrating. Most importantly, it's a film festival aimed at the public so even you can get tickets.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Two Things Unspoken In Wallander...

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

If our eyes had started to adjust to the Swedish light, the foreign landscape beginning to look a little less exotic, Wallander’s writers were ready...

TV PICK: Griff Goes Quizmaster, Borgen Returns

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

A Short History of Everything Else - 10pm, Channel 4 Griff Rhys Jones is fast approaching National Treasure status, and he admitted even he was sur...

Caroline Frost

Sebastian Bergman - Have We Found The Norse Morse?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

It’s only been a fortnight, and already this character feels as beautifully familiar in our living rooms as a Billy bookcase. This week saw the ...

BAFTA: Borgen Beats The Killing To International Award

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

It was a battle of the Danes at this year's TV BAFTAs, with Borgen emerging triumphant to steal the International Award out from under the nose of its...

BAFTA: Borgen Beats The Killing To International Award

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

It was a battle of the Danes at this year's TV BAFTAs, with Borgen emerging triumphant to steal the International Award out from under the nose of its...