Transgender actress Saga Becker made headlines all over the world when she won the best actress award at the Swedish equivalent of the Oscars.
- Friday Guest:Guldbagge award show.
- Friday Guest.
Radio Sweden's Friday Guest is Abdellah Taia, one of Morocco's best-known authors, who's in town for the Stockholm International Poetry Festival. Here he talks about growing up as an effiminate boy in a country where homosexuality is outlawed, how he killed his real self to survive and how his debut film has fulfilled a lifelong ambition.
- Audience of hundreds of thousands.
One of the most successful podcasters in Sweden is Kristoffer Triumf, the man behind "Värvet", who has now made the leap into the English language.
- Started out in a rockabilly band with their dad.
Swedish sisters from Stockholm are in vogue in the music world right now. First Aid Kit have been getting rave reviews, and now a trio of sisters, Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson, otherwise known as Baskery, have earned a record contract with Warner Bros.
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It began as a place where youngsters could play basketball, skateboard and listen to music. It's grown to become the world's largest youth centre, helping people from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances.
- "Turist" director Ruben Östlund.
Radio Sweden's Friday Guest is a director who has been making films for a decade and whose latest feature has been getting rave reviews since it came out here last week.
- English curse words used in Sweden.
Our Friday guest this week talks about foul language, specifically English swear words appearing in the Swedish language.
- Welcome To Sweden star speaks to Radio Sweden
The daughter of actress Britta Holmberg and actor Stig Olin, Swedish film star Lena Olin made her international breakthrough with The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) in a leading part for which she won a Golden Globe. Having appeared in a number of plays and over 30 films, some by her director husband Lasse Hallström, Lena Olin will next be seen on the small screen on Swedish television in TV4's romcom series Welcome to Sweden.
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It's been a busy week for Benny Andersson. The 67-year-old was at Abba's induction into the Swedish Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, just days after picking up the government's Music Export Prize for special honourary achievement on behalf of Abba. Radio Sweden spoke to Benny Andersson at the Music Export Prize ceremony. He tells of 40 years since "Waterloo", Universal's release of a live album from the last Abba concert at London's Wembley Arena in 1979 and the filming of the Swedish teen-witch book sensation, "The Circle".