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Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition described Crimes of Passion as ‘a stylish and engaging 50s-set detective drama and 1864 as ‘an epic historical Danish series with tremendous sweep and scale.” Crimes of Passion co-starring Tuva Novotny and Ola Rapace was produced by Sweden’s Pampas Production for TV4 and adapted from Maria Lang’s best-selling crime novels.
DR’s upcoming historical drama 1864 coproduced with Miso Film – with backing from Nordisk Film & TV Fond - stars some of Borgen’s well-known faces Sidse Babett Knudsen, Pilou Asbæk and Søren Malling.
BBC Four is currently airing on its Saturday night slot DR/SVT’s crime series The Bridge Season 2. Just like Season one, the first episode of the second season crossed the one million viewer mark on January 4 for a 4.5% share. Meanwhile Borgen Season three is available on DVD in the UK since Christmas and has registered record sales for its distributor Arrow Films.