• News Feeds
Page last updated at 09:29 GMT, Friday, 14 December 2012

Why The Killing is 'so unique'

Advertisement

The final episode of the Danish thriller The Killing goes out on Saturday night.

It is not just the end of the third series but also the last Killing ever because its creator Soren Sveistrup has said he wont be writing anymore.

Denmark's Ambassador in the UK, Anne Hedensted Steffensen, and the novelist, David Hewson, who was commissioned to adapt The Killing into a novel, discussed why the programme is so successful in the UK.

Mr Hewson told Today presenter Sarah Montague: "It's unique - I don't think we've seen TV quite like it."

"There is a lot going on underneath the surface," he added.

"This has put another facet to [how the British view] Denmark," Ms Hedensted Steffensen explained, "you have this kind of utopia... but you also have this well functioning democracy being critical of its self."


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific