Saturday, December 24, 2016

Radio 4 - Scandi Dramas

I've just spotted these two 45 minute dramas on Radio 4, based on real-life events, set in Norway and Sweden respectively.

1. Available for 19 more days:

One Night in Lillehammer

The war on terror makes a sudden, terrifying appearance in smalltown Norway.

The shooting of a Moroccan waiter is Lillehammer's first murder in years. Detective Inge Olsen relishes the challenge but quickly finds herself out of her depth. This isn't a random racist attack or the response of a jealous husband, it's the work of the most ruthlessly efficient state security organisation in the world.

Inspired by real events that took place in the wake of the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, One Night in Lillehammer constructs an intense crime story set in the short, violent Norwegian summer of 1973.

Writer: Hugh Costello

Director: Alasdair Cross.

2. Available for 22 more days:

The Last Submarine Hunter

An original mystery drama featuring documentary interviews. In October 2014, reports of a suspected Russian submarine in the Swedish archipelago sparked an international hunt. Lucas Almquist disappeared at that time.

Now, two years later, Lucas's sister Lina sets out to find him, and discover the truth about the mystery submarines. Along the way, she meets a retired naval commander and an expert in Unidentified Submerged Objects.

With thanks to Janne Westerlund, Sven Kviman, Per Andersson, Clas Svahn, Freddie Petersson, Max Bergström, Marie Wennersten, Malcolm Dixelius, Magnus Lindman and Magnus Berg.

Sound Design by Steve Bond
Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Produced and Directed by Joby Waldman
Executive Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4.

(Also see Mankell's The Troubled Man for earlier submarine shenanigans.)


Unknown said...

These sound fun. I'll have to see if they are available as podcasts. I do most of my radio listening in the car via podcasts on my old iPod. The iPod was the best thing Apple ever made. ;-)

Unknown said...

The last submarine hunter just ends. Is there no other episodes?