Post by worldidols on Mar 20, 2018 15:36:33 GMT
TV 2 Premiere on 'Mercur' - rock, roll and advertisements
From March 19, 2018, CHARLIE's drama series at that time, the radio monopoly was broken in Denmark, can be seen on TV 2.
Monday, 19 March 2018, there is TV 2 premiere at 'Mercur' - TV 2 CHARLIE's Danish drama series from 2017 on Radio Mercur. It's a story about a radio station's birth, grandeur and fall, and we follow the story through the three main characters: Flemming, Jan and Anne-Marie.
Flemming, 21 years old (Andreas Jessen), studied law and lives at the parents in Brønshøj, 32-year-old Jan (Jon Lange) are children of the upper class who try to live up to the pressure from their hinterland while trying to find their own way through life, and finally the single mother, Anne-Marie, 28, who is struggling in the world.
But Flemming, Jan and Anne-Marie's dream about and battle for the radio station also gives a break on the personal level, and the question is whether one can avoid limiting each other when fighting for their own freedom?
In addition to Andreas Jessen, Neel Rønholt and Jon Lange we meet in the series: Stephania Potalivo, Peter Gantzler, Charlotte Fich, Jesper Lohmann, Ken Vedsegaard, Rasmus Botoft, Steen Stig Pockets, Susanne Storm and Henrik Birch.
A new sound in the universe
The 10-part series is about freedom and change, adding lots of great music. 'Mercur' is inspired by real events in the period 1958-62, where Radio Mercur - from a ship in Øresund - went to the air as a hole in the law made it possible to broadcast radio in a new way with rock, pop and advertisements .
- In 1957, Elvis Presley appeared with 'Jail House Rock', and suddenly there was a new sound in the universe. The established adult world reacted instantly. Even in the United States, psychologists feared that the new music could bring the youth to ecstasy. And there were no limits to what young people could find when they first got into that state. In Denmark, the new sound literally crossed the head of most. But then there were just a few enthusiasts who listened to foreign radio. They started to get ideas. Imagine if you could break the monopoly. Imagine if one way or another could bring the new music to the people. This is the story of those who got the idea, says Adam Price, who is the executive producer on the series and together with Jesper Malmose has developed the idea.
Seeker Recorder on TV 2 CHARLIE
When 'Mercur' in 2017 was shown on TV 2 CHARLIE, the series became a huge success. On average, 450,000 Danes attend each section - which is an unusually high audience rate on the channel.
Among the ten most watched programs on TV 2 CHARLIE since its inception in 2004 are the entire nine episodes of 'Mercur'!
At the same time, the series got very good quality ratings of viewers - on average 4.3 on the scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best.
Lots of beautiful popular music
In 'Mercur' human relations and dramas are added a lot of hits from the times, including Tommy Steele, Elvis, Ib Glindemann, Nina & Frederik, Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann, Raquel Rastenni, Alice Babs, Svend Asmussen, Ulrik Neumann, Birthe Wilke, Otto Brandenburg, Four Jacks and Anita Lindblom.
There is TV 2 premiere on Monday 19 March at 21.00 - immediately after the final episode of the 'Badehotellet' season. Section two of 'Mercur' will be sent Monday, March 26 at 20.50, while the following sections will be sent Monday 2 April at 20.00. The series can also be seen on TV 2 PLAY.
Behind the series is the production company SAM Productions, which has Søren Sveistrup, Adam Price and Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen at the forefront. Søren Frellesen is the main author of the series, and Charlotte Sachs Bostrup is the conceptual director, while Stine Meldgaard and Sven Clausen are producing.
'Mercur' is produced with support from DFI's Public Service Pool, FilmFyn and Swedish TV4.
Mercur (1) - En for alle og to for en femmer!
Mercur (2) - De lytter til Radio Mercur
Mercur (3) - Julens glade farver
Mercur (4) - Røremaskinernes Rolls Royce
Mercur (5) - Alle i samme båd
Mercur (6) - The Twist
Mercur (7) - Generalprøve
Mercur (8) - Lex Mercur
Mercur (9) - Stå aldrig til søs
Mercur (10) - Over til fjenden
Mercur (11) - Den virkelige historie (dokumentary)
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