Date: 03.02.2012Last updated: 03.02.2012 at 17.33

Category: BBC Four; Drama

Following its successful first series, BBC Four confirms that Danish drama Borgen will be returning to the channel for a second series next Winter.

Denmark’s first female Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) is the centre of a new 10-part series of the gripping drama about the fight for political power and its consequences. The lives of Borgen’s mix of characters are woven together in a complex fabric, as they each face various professional and private challenges. They include cynical spin doctor Kasper Juul (Pilou Asbæk); and the ambitious, idealistic political journalist Katrine Fønsmark (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen).

Made by DR/Danish Broadcasting Corp who also make hit drama series The Killing for BBC Four.

Richard Klein, Controller, BBC Four, says: “I’m thrilled our latest Scandinavian drama Borgen has been such a success and we are delighted to be bringing the audience a second series of this fantastic political series next winter.”

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition says: “Borgen's combination of politics, journalism and human drama (not to mention stylish interior design!) has proved a winner with viewers and critics alike and we are delighted to confirm that Birgitte Nyborg will be returning for another term on BBC Four.”

The final episode of the first series reaches a dramatic climax this Saturday night on BBC Four.

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I’m thrilled our latest Scandinavian drama Borgen has been such a success and we are delighted to be bringing the audience a second series of this fantastic political series next winter.”

Richard Klein, Controller, BBC Four

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