Borgen

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‘We’re not robots’: Film-makers buckle under relentless appetite for Danish TV
A victim of its own success, the industry behind cult dramas such as The Killing struggles amid bullying claims

Richard Orange in Malmo

15, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sidse Babett Knudsen: the Borgen star mixing Danish drama and Westminster intrigue
Set to reprise her role as prime minister in new series of hit Scandi drama, actor is just as excited to share limelight in David Hare thriller, Roadkill

Ellen E Jones

16, Oct, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Claes Bang: 'I've been watching a great Danish show … what was it called?'
The Dracula star talks about filming on Zoom, if he could play Bond and the only Kubrick film he’s never seen

As told to Rich Pelley

27, May, 2020 @10:13 AM

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Borgen is back: here's why you should catch up before its Netflix return
A new series of the Danish political drama is in development, and its depiction of government is in stark contrast to our current, gloomy reality

Sam Wollaston

30, Apr, 2020 @1:07 PM

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Borgen to return with new series on Netflix
Danish political drama will feature all the original cast, while Netflix also announce new series Social Distance from Jenji Kohan

Mark Sweney

29, Apr, 2020 @11:42 AM

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Fjord focus: Scandi TV tones down the noir and goes for global domination
Forget Nordic murder noir. Continuing our look at European culture, we find Scandinavian TV’s new obsessions are go-getting young girls, wartime Royals – and the Swedish origins of Spotify

Ellen E Jones

03, Mar, 2020 @3:49 PM

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The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century
Where’s Mad Men? How did The Sopranos do? Does The Crown triumph? Can anyone remember Lost? And will Downton Abbey even figure? Find out here – and have your say

Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison and Jack Seale

16, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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As the bookseller said to the archbishop | Brief letters
Brief letters: Extinction Rebellion | Bookstore surprises | Rabbits | Comedians in power | Brexit

Letters

22, Apr, 2019 @4:27 PM

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After Borgen, will British viewers now be enthralled by the life of a Danish pastor?
TV writer Adam Price moves from state to church for new drama series, Ride Upon the Storm

Sarah Hughes

19, Jan, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Kim Wall: Swedish journalist's murder to be made into TV series
Tobias Lindholm, one of Borgen’s writers, announces The Investigation and vows her killer will not feature

Richard Orange in Malmö

11, Oct, 2018 @3:51 PM

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Bard example: can Shakespeare translate to the small screen?
Television history is littered with sub-par adaptations, but with some big name numbers coming soon – including King Lear and Hamlet – the material is still too attractive to ignore

Mark Lawson

02, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Borgen envy: Dutch look to emulate Danish TV success
The Netherlands’ council of culture says careful investment can boost its small-screen sector

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

22, Feb, 2018 @2:59 PM

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