Petra Mede To Host Guldbagge Awards For Fourth Time

It has been announced that Petra Mede is to host the 51st Guldbagge Gala at Cirkus in Stockholm on 18th January 2016. This will be Petra's fourth appearance at the Swedish film awards, having hosted it in 2011, 2012 and 2015. She has also been chosen to co-present the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with Mans Zelmerlöw. The Guldbagge Gala is the awards ceremony held by the Swedish Film Institute in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Swedish film industry

Unge Lovende Sets New Record For Online Viewing

The drama series Unge Lovende (Young & Promising) was made available online before being aired on NRK, and recent figures show that the gamble paid off with an average of 170,000 viewers, making it NRK's most watched drama series online. Chief Analyst at NRK, Kristian Tolonen, told VG: "We live in a time where young people see less drama on regular TV. The figures for Unge Lovende show that two out of three viewers online is under 40 years of age.

TV4 Julvärd: Swedish Christmas Traditions Are Imported

In his address to TV4 viewers on Christmas Eve, this year's julvärd, Bengt Magnusson, commented that the Swedish Christmas has become an amalgam of traditions imported from other cultures that have been spread through social media. "A Merry Christmas and a warm welcome into the warmth," said Magnusson. "An evening when we celebrate a traditional Swedish Christmas with Advent imported from Germany, saffron bread from Holland and English traditions, mistletoe, and Christmas cards." He continues late: "(Saint) Lucia from Sicily and the

Anna Whitlock’s Story Only Inspires Miss Friman’s War

Miss Friman's War (Fröken Frimans Krig) is based on the bestselling book 'Swedish Home: A Passionate Affair' by Monika Björk and Eva Kaijser, which details Anna Whitlock's fight to establish the female cooperative Svenska Hem in 1905. However the series is sometimes criticised for being too loose with the facts. Writer/ creator of the series Pernilla Oljelund fights back against such accusations: "This stunning book is available if you are interested in a true account of the facts. There are very,

Solsidan Star Johan Rheborg Assaulted At His Home

Solsidan star Johan Rheborg has posted on his Facebook page that he was attacked by a large group of fans at his home in the early hours of Tuesday morning: "Attacked by a large group of fans, at 1:30 tonight, who first followed me into the bike room even though I clearly told them to leave and then they tried to get into the stairwell." "Did not dare use the access code because they surrounded me from behind and then I got