The creators of ‘Borgen’ are, on occasion, making Birgitte Nyborg pretty hard to like. It’s a risk, but one worth taking – the last thing this superbly nuanced series needs is an unambiguous saint as its main focus. Tonight, Birgitte falls out with Green coalition partner Amir and duly subjects him to what he describes as ‘the worst experience of my life’. Once he’s suitably smeared and browbeaten, Birgitte reaches out. But can her tactics be forgiven so easily? There’s trouble at home too, with Birgitte’s kids showing the strain of their mother’s demanding job. This second series feels like a distinct improvement on the first – the characters have developed, the stakes have been raised and the drama is relentless. Fast becoming as unmissable as its BBC4 Saturday night predecessor.
This popular central London boozer is a good place to drink and an even better place to party. The venue hosts numerous club nights and nightlife events that are focused firmly on full-fat fun, from quirky karaoke, indie nights and live music to comedy, awards shows and even storytelling. And if you need sustenance? There's a food menu influenced by the USA. That means wings, burgers, a range of mac 'n' cheese, steamed buns with black treacle bacon belly and ancho relish, oak-smoked brisket chunks and nachos, served with all the trimmings.
Venue says: “Top comedy previews on all summer, including John Robins, Ivo Graham, Matt Richardson, Sara Pascoe, Lee Nelson and more!”