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Season 1 2010

  • 2010-09-26T02:00:00+04:00 on DR1
  • 60 mins
  • 9 hours, 34 mins (10 episodes)
  • Denmark
  • Danish
  • Drama

Borgen (The Government) is a drama series about the fight for political power – and about the personal sacrifices and consequences this has for those involved on and behind the political stage The central figure is the 40-year old political leader Birgitte Nyborg, who through her idealism and huge effort secures her party a landslide victory and thus faces the biggest challenge of her life: how most effectively to use the newly won seats, and how far she is willing to go in order to gain as much influence as possible. Privately, Birgitte leads a happy family life with her husband and two children. She is a woman with a burning commitment, a big heart and little time. Will she be able to be a successful and professional top politician and stay true to herself at the same time?

10 episodes

1x01 Decency in the Middle

  • Series Premiere

    2010-09-26T02:00:00+04:00 — 58 mins

Three days before an election, party leader Birgitte Nyborg shakes up her campaign by denouncing her closest ally, sensitive information about the prime minister's shopping expenses lands in the wrong hands, and the rising star of the evening news is shaken by an unexpected death.

1x02 Count to 90

  • 2010-10-03T02:00:00+04:00 — 57 mins

After a successful election, Birgitte Nyborg looks set to become the Denmark's first female prime minister, but allies and opponents do their best to block her way.

1x03 The Art of the Possible

  • 2010-10-10T02:00:00+04:00 — 58 mins

A few months into her term the new prime minister faces her first political crisis, and journalist Katrine Fønsmark considers how to deal with her unexpected pregnancy.

1x04 100 Days

  • 2010-10-17T02:00:00+04:00 — 58 mins

The revelation of an American prisoner transport in Greenland causes scandal upon the new government's first one hundred days in office.

1x05 Men Who Love Women

  • 2010-10-23T02:00:00+04:00 — 58 mins

The government's agenda on equal opportunities in corporate business brings pressure from the media as well as the country's most powerful businessman.

1x06 State Visit

  • 2010-10-31T02:00:00+04:00 — 58 mins

An official visit by the president of a former Soviet republic makes headlines when the president demands the arrest of a prominent political activist visiting Denmark at the same time.

The discovery of illegal surveillance of a left-wing party brings into question the prime minister's friendship with the party's spokeswoman as well as her faith in her own minister of justice.

1x08 The Silly Season

  • 2010-11-14T02:00:00+03:00 — 56 mins

While the prime minister tries to take a family vacation, the publication of a tell-all by a former politician puts spin doctor Kasper Juul on the edge.

1x09 Divide and Rule

  • 2010-11-21T02:00:00+03:00 — 58 mins

Allegations of corruption in connection with military spending has consequences even for the prime minister's husband, who has accepted a new job.

1x10 First Tuesday in October

  • 2010-11-28T02:00:00+03:00 — 58 mins

A year after taking office, the prime minister's approval ratings are low, her government is in internal conflict, and her marriage is hanging by a thread. As she prepares for another year in parliament, what can be saved?