"He made an unforgettable role in one of american film's greatest classics. Became a pioneering tv entertainer. And a lot more."
"It was smart of the SVT to launch the 13th season of ”the Stars at the castle” with the greatest of the stars, Sven Melander, 71."
"Nothing bad about Kajsa Ernst, 56, Alexander Karim, 42, Camilla Läckberg, 44, and Lena Söderblom, 83. But Sven Melander has been in the limelight and has been hugely popular – all the time – for almost 40 years."
"Despite the fact that probably few people associate him with it, as he describes in the programme the early years as a journalist at Aftonbladet as perhaps the happiest of his life. How to learned much. How he got to know future radarpartnern Åke Cato."
"I understand exactly what Melander says. I was 23 when I got hired at the newspaper Aftonbladet. You longed to work every day. To all the savvy, smart, funny, slightly crazy, and awesome co-workers."
"– It is a mischief in his eyes all the time, " says Alexander Karim on Sven Melander in the program."
"Jojo, we saw that co-workers. Sven Melander was often the center that spread joy, which is attracted to laughter, when we had parties after work. That he through the role of fyllot ”Berra” in Lasse Åberg's ”Sällskapsresan” (1980) would sail off and become a pioneering tv entertainer and then a successful translator, actor and director, surprised hardly anyone."
"most of The best dealt with of course in the program."
"Some fun details around the ”Sällskapsresan”. Tv successes as the ”entertainment capital” and ”Nöjesmassakern”. The classic sketch where he barks like a little girl. We were also harking back to childhood. A happy childhood with supportive parents. How his mother adopted a child who was born before Sven and his brother, but also about the strong reunion with him in adulthood."
"Otherwise, quite a bit of privacy. The decision to stop drinking, and the cancer he suffered from and was treated for just before the recording of ”the Stars at the castle” almost hastades past. No tears, though it was close to when he talked about Åke Cato, who passed away in november 2016. He wrote, and so did Sven, so it was fun (Catos own description of their collaboration)."
"Now it became almost feelgood all the way. Not me. Sven Melander is such a brilliant storyteller, that he had almost been able to sit alone in a tv studio and learned the same stories, without the entertainment value had decreased."