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The Dream

Episode 2 of 3

The atmosphere in the office worsens as suspicion now falls on Anne Lise as the source of the threatening emails and other alarming incidents.

Office politics become deadly serious in this tense Danish thriller. Set in a fictitious genocide research centre, the story focuses on Iben, Malene and Anne-Lise, three co-workers in a small office. When Iben and Malene receive death threats, suspicion turns to a Serbian war criminal who they are investigating. Or could it be someone closer to home?

Recorded on location in Copenhagen, The Exception includes some of Denmark's leading actors such as Lisbeth Wulff, a regular character in Borgen; award winning television and stage actress Stine Stengade; Charlotte Munck, a regular in Follow the Money; and Jakob Oftebro, rising star of Nordic cinema and and television with lead roles in The Bridge and the hit Danish television series, 1864.

In this Danish/English collaboration for BBC Radio 4's Reading Europe series, radio drama producers Anders Lundorph and Polly Thomas co-dramatise the book as well as co-producing it. Anders and Polly have worked together before for BBC Radio 4, on The Unexpected European in 2006 and Borgen: Outside the Castle in 2013.

The original music is by Halfdan E, the award winning film and television composer in Denmark, whose work includes Borgen.

Episode 1: The Dream
The atmosphere in the office worsens as suspicion now falls on Anne Lise as the source of the threatening emails and other alarming incidents. When Malene and Rasmus split up, no one could forsee the terrible consequences.

Original music: Halfdan E
Sound design: Eloise Whitmore
Script editor: John Dryden

Thanks to Helga Prip for additional location sound

Written by Christian Jungerssen
Dramatised and produced by Anders Lundorph and Polly Thomas

Executive Producer: Robert Abel

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Iben Stine Stengade
Malene Lisbeth Wulff
Anne-Lise Kaya Bruel
Paul Mikkel Reenberg
Yngve Mikkel Reenberg
Henrik Thomas Gabrielsson
Gunnar Thomas Magnusson
Rasmus Jakob Oftebro
Dorte Charlotte Munck
Ole Christopher Laessoe
Niels Christopher Laessoe
Somalian Man Mohammed Ali Osman
Serbian Interviewee Elvir Ramovic
Author Christian Jungerssen
Adaptor Anders Lundorph
Adaptor Polly Thomas
Producer Anders Lundorph
Producer Polly Thomas

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