Thanks to KCETLink Media Group, on Independence Day you can scarf up a programming marathon featuring four back-to-back episodes from season three of the Peabody and BAFTA-winning Danish hit TV series “Borgen,” which is a hit all over the world.
The Danish saga digs into the behind-the-scenes political gamesmanship and complex private lives of politicians, media spinners, and the reporters who traffic in their triumphs and failures. The “Borgen on the Fourth of July” marathon will air in Southern California on July 4 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. PT on KCET. The programming event will also be telecast nationally on July 4 from 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT to 2 a.m. ET / 11 p.m. PT on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410).
The series has been available exclusively in the U.S. on KCET and Link TV. The series tells the story of Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), a woman who becomes the Prime Minister of Denmark in a stunning election victory. But we also witness the effect that position has on her family and her political alliances. She leaves the running of her family to her husband, and loses control of their relationship.
Season three continues Birgitte’s story two and a half years after she leaves the post of Prime Minister and is now a well-paid public speaker. The series is broadcast in Danish with English subtitles.
A breakdown of the episodes is as follows:
“In Denmark I Was Born” – Birgitte Nyborg has left the political arena but is disillusioned at the direction her party has taken and thus, plans a comeback.
“With Law Shall Nation Be Built” – Birgitte, forced to acknowledge her defeat to Jacob Kruse in the battle for the leadership of the Moderates, decides to start her own political party.
“The Right Shade Of Brown” – The New Democrats are in chaos when they participate in a television discussion on the integration of ethnic minorities that results while Birgitte and her children move into a less expensive apartment.
“One Man’s Loss” – Birgitte is forced to recognize that ethics and economics can be difficult things to juggle when she begins to discuss animal treatment.
These special episodes of the Danish series will also stream online and at LinkTV for two weeks following each broadcast date. Web extras also include character maps, behind-the-scenes videos, downloadable still photos and episode recaps from all three of the seasons.