In praise of… Borgen

For the last five weeks we’ve been watching a compelling Danish poltical drama on BBC Four called Borgen. It was billed as the Danish version of the West Wing, but actually it’s much better than that. At the centre of the action is Sidse Babett Knudsen, cast as Denmark’s first woman Prime Minister. Not unlike the West Wing you sense that there’s a certain wish fulfillment going on here somewhere. And indeed last October Helle Thorning-Schmidt became the actual first …

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