DR, Denmark's national broadcaster and producers of 'Borgen', originally commissioned this thriller to run alongside the first series of their acclaimed political drama. Hans Gammelgaard, Private Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment, is seeking approval for the controlled use of genetically modified crops by Danish farmers. He expected opposition but not from unseen enemies prepared to go to any lengths in pursuit of their own agenda. By Tommy Bredsted, Joan Rang Christensen and Rum Malmros, in an English version by Joy Wilkinson.
This radio spin-off is set against the backdrop of the first series of the television drama, when Birgitte Nyborg became the country's new prime minister. Both series have at their centre the Danish parliament, nicknamed Borgen - 'the castle'. While the TV drama focuses on politicians, the radio 8drama is set in the world of the civil service. Both share the same soundtrack composed by Halfdan E.
Jan flies to Nigeria to try to find out who is supplying genetically modified seed corn to the famer there, while Hans and Nick track down the elusive GMO researcher, Erika Blomkvist.
Director ..... Polly Thomas
Sound designer ..... Nigel Lewis
PC ..... Willa King
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4.
|Hans Gammelgaard||Tim Pigott-Smith|
|Jan Gleerup||Tom Goodman-Hill|
|Tom Nielson||Danny Sapani|
|Mr Jonze||Damian Lynch|
|Writer||Joan Rang Christensen|