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Why The Killing is 'so unique'


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."

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