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The Bridge, series 4

In which I burble incoherently about the end of an era

29 June 2018 · Leave a comment

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

The story not the star: how do you Bridge a Kim Bodnia-sized gap?

Something novels do far better than TV is closure. Get to the end of a book and you’re pretty sure that you’ve reached the end of a story that hangs … Continue reading

14 August 2014 · 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

Borgen series 3 in the UK this October?

Check out the round-up of all Borgen 3 UK coverage here Speculation is growing among UK Nordic Noir fans that the final series of Borgen will be shown in the … Continue reading

18 September 2013 · Leave a comment