Angstrom. Knut Ångström (Matthew Holness). Copyright: BBC.


BBC Radio 4 sitcom spoofing Scandinavian detective stories. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Matthew Holness, Nadia Kamil, Morgana Robinson, David Reed and others.

Angstrom. Image shows from L to R: David Reed, Kevin Eldon, Nina Oblong (Nadia Kamil), Knut Ångström (Matthew Holness), Anna Crilly, Simon Kane, Freya Parker. Copyright: BBC.


Comedic Scandinavian detective series starring Matthew Holness

BBC Radio 4
4   (1 series)
Matthew Holness, Nadia Kamil, Morgana Robinson, David Reed, Freya Parker, Kevin Eldon and Simon Kane
Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris
Lyndsay Fenner

A comedic Scandinavian detective yarn starring Matthew Holness, written by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

Knut Angström is a brooding, alcoholic, maverick Swedish detective from the tough streets of Oslo. Following the death of his wife, he is posted to the Njalsland peninsula where he becomes embroiled in a labyrinthine murder (or possibly not-murder) case which bears an eerie similarity to the Askeladden killings - a case from his distant past.

Snow. You never get used it. Even a snowman hates the snow. His own body. Falling from the sky. A reminder of death. Like standing in a rain of cold flesh. It will, eventually, even for the jolly snowman, bum him out.

Production Details

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Also known as
  • Angström (Other official name)
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 10th January 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 31st January 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 8th February 2018 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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