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Pippa Haywood stars as a woman starting over in a doomed Swedish town. It is just a shame she is not very socially aware, according to her husband. A story of finding one's path.

Exploring the best in contemporary literature, Reading Europe reaches Scandinavia and begins with Sweden.

Britt-Marie needs purpose in her life and she takes the brave step of going out to look for it. She ends up in Borg, a typical Swedish, run-down, small town. Her part-time job leads her to an extraordinary turn of events, beyond anything she might have imagined. But she finds that bringing people into her life also brings problems and she's soon in the midst of a football drama, involved in a family crisis and at the corner of an unexpected love triangle, in this warm and humorous drama.

In part one, Britt-Marie finds herself in a new town, with a job and a lot of things to clean. She soon finds a way to let people know she's here and is thrust unexpectedly into the heart of the community, thanks to a game she doesn't understand.

Adapted for radio by Charlotte Jones
From a translation by Henning Koch

Directed by Janine H. Jones
A BBC Cymru/Wales Production

Fredrik Backman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novel A Man Called Ove and his books are published in more than thirty-five languages worldwide.

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Sat 7 Jan 2017 21:00

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Role Contributor
Britt-Marie Pippa Haywood
Sven Matthew Gravelle
Sami Justin Davies
Vega Maddison Daye
Omar Christopher Benning
Pirate Jacob Foot
Bank Carys Eleri
Somebody Wanda Opalinska
Girl at the Unemployment Office Alexandria Riley
The Narrator Gunnar Pettersson
Author Fredrik Backman
Adaptor Charlotte Jones
Translation Henning Koch
Director Janine H Jones


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