"Never dry tears without gloves" was shown in Sweden last autumn. Photo: Peter Cedeling

"Never dry tears" to be shown in the UK

British BBC will be showing the Swedish TV-series "Never dry tears without gloves" on the outbreak the aids epidemic in Sweden in the 1980s. The three part series, based on a trilogy of books and a script by the author Jonas Gardell, has won universal acclaim in Sweden and last year earned Gardell the title "Swede of the Year" by the magazine Fokus.

BBC has bought the rights to the series, and will be showing it this autumn, Swedish Radio News reports. In a press statement, the head of Swedish Television International, Stephen Mowbray, said. "'I am really glad the BBC are buying this fantastic series which I hope leads to more sales in the future. Even though the series is set in Sweden, I'm convinced it is a universal story which will appeal to an international audience."

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