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Book review: The Borgen Experience, by Camilla Hammerich

About eight years ago, Camilla Hammerich and Adam Price began work on a TV series expected to have limited appeal outside Scandinavia. Borgen, the series about Danish politics and politicians, … Continue reading

26 October 2015 · 1 Comment

Birgitte Nyborg made me feel like an old whore: what Borgen’s Sidse Babett Knudsen told Nordicana

There’s a scene in Frasier when our eponymous hero tries to get his father Martin to take a trip to Paris. He argues that Martin will be a big draw … Continue reading

6 February 2014 · 3 Comments

‘Dramatising Politics’ at Nordicana

Don’t expect a British Borgen. UK audiences are too disillusioned with politics and TV commissioning militates against it. That was one of many conclusions from a wide-ranging discussion by a … Continue reading

16 June 2013 · 4 Comments