Culture collection: DR unveils plans for Easter calendar TV show

It’s 60 years since DR broadcast the country’s first Christmas calendar ever, an annual festive TV show in prime time that gets everyone in the Christmas mood, so it’s just as good a year to launch a similar series for Easter.

‘Det Forsvundne Ravkammer’ will consist of eight episodes, which will be broadcast at 20.00 on DR1 from 10.-17. April (ie Palm Sunday to Easter Day), and the hopes are high that it can become a recurring series.

To create a new tradition
“Fiction for the whole family is one of the things we at DR will focus on in the future, and the tone and content of ‘Det Forsvundne Ravkammers’ fits perfectly,” said enthusiastic DR fiction director Henriette Marienlund.

“Easter is a holiday that we want to create new traditions around in relation to bringing families together. The idea of ​​fiction at Easter is an effort that we intend to hold on to in the future. ”

DR is already planning crossings between the universes of the Easter and Christmas shows, she added.

Indiana Jones mood
The show apparently has an Indiana Jones vibe as three kids search for missing treasure.

They get a head start in a forgotten German bunker from – which is time, as we will all be on our way there if War III should break out.

Among the cast is Safina Coster-Waldau, daughter of ‘’ star Nikolaj.

Will TV2 also join?
Whether TV2, which in turn with DR1 broadcasts a brand new Christmas calendar every year, will come on board remains to be seen. ‘Easter calendar’ is practically already a thing.

Who knows? Just as retail has gone into festive seasons, so can television. Keep an eye out for this space for a Valentine’s Day or Halloween family fun series in the near future.

will probably miss all five Oscars, according to the latest bets
‘Escape’ may be the second favorite to win the Oscars for best documentary and animated film on March 27, but its chances are thought to be slim after it did not receive any of these awards at the BAFTAs on Sunday night. The favorites in each category are strongly odds-on, and so is the Japanese film ‘Drive My Car’, the favorite to win the Oscar for best international film, for which ‘Escape’ is in third place in the bet. Meanwhile, ‘On the Mind’, the Danish nominee for Best Live Action Short, is placed in fourth place and Danish film photographer. Dan Laustsenwho is nominated for his work on ‘Nightmare Alley’, is number five.

DR compensation payments to DR Girl Choir members judged as risible
Kvinfo leader Henriette Laursen has criticized the amount of compensation that DR has paid to 22 former members of its girls’ choir in relation to the abusive behavior they were subjected to while they were members. The members of the DR Girls’ Choir each received 25,000 kroner. The abuse that emerged last year took place before 2010. At the time, Laursen called it “the biggest #MeToo case in Denmark”, and she believes, among other things, that they deserve far more. “I think this should be considered ‘serious cases’, because they are very young women and very older men. It is sexual harassment of a serious nature with consequences for their later lives, ”she argued. DR admits that it would have liked to have paid more, but could not do so as a public institution if a judge decided on a much higher amount. For example, the Greenlandic ‘experimental children’ recently received DKK 250,000 each, and Godhavn’s orphanage boys DKK 300,000 each.

The Danes have hosted almost a billion kroner for , of which 165 million for a concert
‘Together for Ukraine’, the TV-broadcast fundraising concert broadcast by DR and TV2, raised more than DKK 165 million for the cause. It will be used for emergency aid to Ukraine. An estimated 30,000 people gathered at City Hall Square to watch the concert. Among the Danish artists who performed was former X Factor judge Sanne Salomonsen. The public is still encouraged to donate: via on 405042, by donating 150 kroner by texting ‘HELP’ to 1234, or via According to the Red Cross, the public had already collected DKK 750 million prior to the concert.

Distortion X confirms the fear of street party fans: Nothing in and limited in Vesterbro
Ticket sales are now underway for Distortion X, the main focus of the annual street party festival, which will offer guests access to top hip hop, EDM, house and trance acts playing in ticket areas. As reported last year, Distortion X has turned its back on the free entrance evenings in Nørrebro and Vesterbro – in fact, the former has been completely scrapped in favor of two city center Distortion X ticket areas on Wednesday 1 June: at Langebro and Rådhuspladsen. “The well-known free street party in Vesterbro [on June 2] will be more subdued, ”confirmed festival director Daniel Toghill last week. The Vesterbro area will border Ingerslevsgade, Den Brune Kødby and DGI-byen. That same evening, Rådhuspladsen will once again host a Distortion X ticket area. Admission to a ticket area is 200 kroner per night, most close at midnight, and the age limit is 18 years.

Female musicians accounted for only 10 percent of music royalties in 2021 – Koda
Only 10 percent of the royalties that Koda monitored in 2021 went to female musicians, according to a report prepared by DR and the Band Academy, which has conducted in-depth interviews with 75 women in the Danish music industry. The report (‘Women in music – a study of the imbalance in the Danish music industry’) has, based on the interviews, ten concrete suggestions on how to address the barriers that cause the gender imbalance. The case will be discussed at a meeting on Friday 25 March in the DR Concert Hall.

Irish comedian Dara O Briain will perform at the DR Concert Hall in June
After a couple of pre-pandemic sold-out shows in Bremen, the Irish comedian Dara O Briain, the host of the very popular British series ‘Mock the Week’, returns to Copenhagen to perform at the DR Concert Hall on 15 June. He performs with his ‘So, where were we?’ show. Tickets cost 295 kroner via

Experts write off Denmark’s chances of winning Eurovision – and the bookmakers too
Music experts have written off Reddi’s hopes of winning Eurovision – and so have the bookmakers, who rate their chances at 100/1. The hero-girl band, consisting of two Danes and two Swedes, upset the favorite, Conf3ssions with the song ‘Hallelujah’, to win the Danish Melody Grand Prix on March 5 with their song ‘The Show’. Full Effect, which CPH POST interviewed prior to the show, came in sixth. In the last vote in three acts, Reddi secured 37 percent of the viewers’ votes, and their rivals 32 and 31 percent. It was something of a turnaround as Reddi did not even reach the top three during the poll before the show. Longtime X Factor judge Remee was a co-author of the song, as he was with the 2012 Eurovision feature ‘Should’ve Known Better’ by Soluna Samay, for which Reddi member Ihan Haydar played drums. This year’s semi-finals of Eurovision will take place on 10 and 12 May, with the final scheduled for 14 May.

Denmark’s only female foreign minister ever spoils pages of ‘The Castle’
Lene Espersen, the only woman in Danish history to hold the post of foreign minister, has smashed certain pages of the fourth season of ‘Borgen’, where the main character Birgitte Nyborg holds the same post. One of Espersen’s predecessors, Martin Lidegaard, worked as a consultant on the show to make sure it was as realistic as possible, but Espersen is not impressed despite being a fan. She signals four plot holes: a scene where a politician directly gives a journalist an envelope, a private conversation between Nyborg and her Greenlandic colleague, the scenario where Nyborg and the try to each other, and Nyborg’s horror of finding the company that digs after oil, is Russian. Espersen was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2010-11, then in office when the very first episode of ‘The Castle’ was broadcast.

Source: The Nordic Page

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