In 1949, the young Ida Nørregaard travels from Jutland to Copenhagen to enroll in a home economics school and an evening school programme. When she is told that she can't do both, she chooses the evening school. Her parents are unhappy with her choice, but Ida is decided upon making it on her own in the big city. She finds a job as a secretary at a radio factory, but when her boss's son Erik Nielsen has a crush on Ida, he causes her to lose her job. While Erik is trying to convince his father of the future of television, he also succeeds in attracting Ida's attention. Meanwhile, Erik's lively sister Søs Nielsen is engaged to a man she doesn't love. When he tries to rape her one night, she is helped by Palle From who is a working class university student and lives next door to Ida. When Søs finds him to thank him an attraction builds between them. Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
Some of the story of the Danish radio factories' path into television is inspired by the personal story of engineer Herman Høedholt. In the winter of 1950 he built a television as an experiment while working for the radio factory Linnet & Laursen. At the Copenhagen radio fair that same year his set was declared the best of the exhibited models. He later started his own television factory, Larsen & Høedholt, with an associate. See more »
In episode 1:6 when Erik and Ida are in bed talking, a microphone is clearly visible right above them for almost a minute. It even moves depending on who is talking. See more »
I've seen the whole of the first series and I think it is just superb. It had been billed as a successor to " Matador" which in my view is one of the best TV series ever made.
All expectations have been fully met. Although it is fiction it gives one an insight into life in post-war Denmark , the way people lived a the attitudes that prevailed.
The series is based around a company that produced radios and then very reluctantly , had to accept that television had become a fact and had to start making televisions in order not to lose ground to it's competitors. For those who enjoyed Matador and the British series Upstairs Downstairs , Kroniken is an absolute must.
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