Sandi Toksvig.

Sandi Toksvig's Hygge

BBC Radio 4 chat show about the Danish concept of hygge. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Sandi Toksvig.

Sandi Toksvig's Hygge

Sandi Toksvig and her guests explore the Danish concept of hygge

Chat Show
BBC Radio 4
5   (1 series)
Sandi Toksvig
Julia McKenzie

'Hygge' (pronounced hoo-ga) along with 'tak' (the word for 'thank you' that we learnt from watching Borgen and other Scandi dramas) is one of the few Danish words to have become known to us in the UK.

It's a word that means comfort, contentment and cherishing the simple pleasures in life. In lifestyle magazines it's faux fur throws, cups of hot cocoa and scented candles; but to the Danish it has simpler and less commercial roots. As these cold Winter nights draw in after a difficult year of scant comfort, it feels like we all need some hygge and legendary Dane, Sandi Toksvig, will do her best to bring it to you.

Broadcasting from her wooden cabin near a lake deep in the Danish countryside Sandi will explore the concept of hygge and the Danish way of life and welcome celebrity guests who will join her in front of the wood burner to explore what brings them hygge. When in their life have they felt this most and how do they try to return to that? At the end of the show we'll know things about Denmark that we didn't think we needed to know, and more about our guests too - it will be warm, funny and feel-good and we look forward to you joining Sandi in her cabin (please bring biscuits).

Production Details

Production company
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 31st December 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 31st December 2020 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra