Nordic TV classics: Borgen

Borgen is the award-winning Danish political thriller that everyone is talking about! Set in and around the Danish Parliament, the series follow the lives and careers of fictional Danish Prime minister Birgitte Nyborg, her political colleagues – and enemies.

Borgen: Denmark's West Wing!

It’s been described as the Danish West Wing, and award winning Danish political drama Borgen more than lives up to the accolades. Starring Sidse Babett Knudsen as the Danish Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg, the show follows the fictional career and life of Denmark’s first female leader. Intrigues, back-stabbing, family, love and political manoeuvrings are the order of the day. The show is produced by Danish broadcasting service DR with three seasons available.

Award-winning danish TV series

Borgen has won a series of international awards, including the 2010 Prix Italia for best drama series, a Golden Nymph to Sidse Babett Knudsen for Outstanding Actress in a drama series at the 2011 Monte-Carlo Television Festival, the Fipa Grand Prize for Best TV Series as well as for Best Original Soundtrack at the 2011 Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, and the esteemed International award at the 2012 BAFTA Television Awards.

 

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Nordic TV fiction or reality?

In 2011, Denmark elected its first-ever female Prime Minister. Borgen was written before the election took place, but mirrored the events that followed with spooky accuracy!

 

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Take in views of Copenhagen from Borgen's newly opened tower. It's the highest in Copenhagen and free to visit!

 

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