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Summer: New Swedes

Geoff's father-in-law Sten sponsors Ashkan, a young refugee from Afghanistan, who has applied for asylum.

Edinburgh Comedy award winner Adam Riches stars as the bemused and culturally challenged comedian abroad - recorded in Sweden with a cast of the country's most popular comedy actors, and written by Danny Robins.

It's three years since Geoff moved to the tiny north Swedish town of Yxsjö with his girlfriend Linda (Sissela Benn from the Swedish version of The Office). It has been quite a culture shock and they've been through a lot in three years - rotting herring, moose and bears, battles with language, perfect ex-boyfriends and ice hockey, the birth of a son, a marriage proposal and a runaway hot air balloon.

In this third series, Geoff is faced with a road trip south with his disturbingly loved up parents-in-law, the vagaries of the Swedish immigration system, advanced Swedish lessons and the surprising generosity of the benefit system.

Episode 2:
Geoff's father-in-law Sten (Thomas Orredson) sponsors Ashkan, a young refugee from Afghanistan, who has applied for asylum. Was Trump right? Is Sweden being overwhelmed by refugees? Why is Sten friends with a Swedish cowboy, played by the original Wallnder, Krister Henriksson? And is football the only truly international language?

Writer Danny Robins is the co-creator of Lenny Henry's sitcom Rudy's Rare Records. Ashkan is played by Afghan refugee teenager Ajmal Shamsi.

Writer: Danny Robins
Director: Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Geoff Adam Riches
Sten Thomas Oredsson
Linda Sissela Benn
Gunilla Anna-Lena Bergelin
Knut Krister Henriksson
Ashkan Ajmal Shamsi
Teacher Cecilia Nilsson
Guard Thomas Eriksson
Neighbour Thomas Eriksson
The Swedish Sun Isak Jansson
John Frank Pitcher
Director Frank Stirling
Writer Danny Robins

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