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Event review: Nordicana 2015

I don’t know what the Green Room is like at the Troxy in east London but I reckon last weekend, at the third Nordicana, it was pretty empty. The actors, … Continue reading

11 June 2015 · 2 Comments

Nordicana is back – and it’s needed more than ever

Nordic Noir is growing up. The phenomenon, built around crime drama from Scandinavia but loose enough (once you’ve added the qualifier ‘and beyond’) to include subtitled dramas from France and … Continue reading

2 June 2015 · Leave a 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