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Sweden, the Perfect Society

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 February 2014

Journalist, Michael Booth's timely new book sees the author embark on a revealing and often humorous journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover the secrets of their success.

Today, Sweden - a country held up as a beacon of perfection by the Western world and yet disliked by its neighbours.

Reader: Gunnar Cauthery
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

  • Music

    Clog Mazurka by Blekinge Spelmansförbund
    Colouring of Pigeons by The Knife
    Get Some by Lykke LiIn 
    The Hall of The Mountain King (Peer Gynt) by Edvard Grieg


Gunnar Cauthery
Gemma Jenkins
Richard Hamilton
Michael Booth


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