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‘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

Why is Birgitte Nyborg in politics?

Last night in the pub, I overheard a conversation about Borgen. (Yes, honestly!) Roughly paraphrased, it went thus: why can’t there be more lovely people like Birgitte Nyborg running the … Continue reading

3 May 2013 · 6 Comments

A Borgen adventure

On an iMac in Suffolk there are 15,000 words written about Borgen, and I’m not really sure what they mean. Anyone who knows me will be aware that I don’t … Continue reading

22 January 2013 · 2 Comments

Why Borgen is not the West Wing

The first series of Borgen comes to an end tonight on BBC4. The Danish political drama has been a big hit, following in the footsteps of The Killing, but there … Continue reading

4 February 2012 · 1 Comment