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FLATPACK EMPIRE REVIEW

FLATPACK EXMPIRE examines a company founded in 1943 by Swedish entrepreneur Ingvar Kamprad. IKEA is now a global giant with 375 stores (and counting) in more than 50 countries that chews up 1% of the world’s commercial wood supply every year. An estimated 1 in 5 children in Britain were conceived on one of the…
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PAL SVERRE HAGEN INTERVIEW

PAL SVERRE HAGEN VALKYRIEN
Valkyrien is the latest Norwegian television show to be picked up by the UK. Episode 1 aired on Channel 4, whilst the series is streaming on All4 and can be pre-ordered on DVD. Appearing in the series is Pal Sverre Hagen, who describes the show as unique. “You have seen nothing like Valkyrien, that is…
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NORDIC NOIR; TO MAKE, OR NOT TO REMAKE?

It was Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, popular in his native Sweden but a posthumous phenomenon around the world as the first decade of the new millennium drew to a close, lit the blue touch paper to what would become almost a national obsession in the United Kingdom. BBC Four had been devised as almost an…
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