"Lotta Lundgren and Erik Haag is back to give us a lesson in Swedish recent history. "
"this time depicting the a Sweden in transformation through a Swedish popbands rise and fall."
"– It is one hundred percent a play house but it is also a script that they must follow Sweden's history, " says Lotta Lundgren to Nöjesbladet. "
"In the new SVT-bet ”the Band and I” form by Lotta Lundgren and Erik Haag together with Kakan Hermansson, Olof Wretling the fictional band, L. E. K. O. to tell you about a country in transformation. "
"In this programme we follow with the band on a busy tour from the 1970's collectivism up until the mid-1990s individualism. "
" We wanted to look at the topic of individuation and then it was the two decades that were interesting to cover. That is when the major shift happens from the collective Sweden, to the Sweden, where the individual freed himself from his fellows and staking happily in yourself, " says Lotta Lundgren. "
"According to Erik Haag, it felt natural to choose a band's rise and fall as the series' nav and the model for Sweden. "
"– a band is A collective where you need to share, pull together and compromise, " he says. "
"A band's rise and fall"
"the Band begins its musical career in the alternative music scene in the 70's and carries through to when they win the Eurovision song contest. Then they go through the syntmusiken in the 80's to become businessmen and entrepreneurs, at the beginning of the 90's shatter and wager on the album. "
"But the series takes its starting point in the present day, when the four band members who hadn't met in many years, reunite for a tv-recording on a castle. "
"– In the external setting which is ”Popstjärnorna at the castle” is it superindividerna sitting there and remember their collective. It will be a very good bounce in the narrative, " says Olof Wretling. "
"the Inspiration for the characters come from many different directions. "
" I wanted to be Abba-Björn, but became more and more like Amelia Adamo. A woman from a fairly simple, working-class background. A man who represents the political so much, but who wants to do a class trip, " says Lotta Lundgren. "
"– We thought from the beginning that we would make the history of Abba and then tell the story of Sweden by the judgment. Then I learned that Abba was only in nine years. It feels like they were in forty years. But Abba was only a very short time so it was not possible to tell the story through them. Then dare we not call and ask if it was okay with Abba, " says Erik Haag. "
"Lotta Lundgren believes that the still not quite released Abba-the track. "
"– We put the still up the musical ”Poker” in London as in any way then there is Abba with the story, you could say. "
"”You learn skitmycket”"
"Erik Haag thinks that their program should be included in the teaching in the school. "
"– After the ”Historieätarna”, we were often told that the kids get to see the programs in the school. Then it feels meaningful to do it here. What if it could be so also with ”the Band and I”, that there was civic studies teachers who showed the series in school, " he says. "
"Kakan Hermansson tabs."
"– this is a fantastic informationspresent. You learn skitmycket of this program. It is the best combo. Fun and informative, " she says. "
"She is echoed by Lundgren. "
"– Yes, it is one hundred percent a play house but it is also a script that they must follow Sweden's history. "
"How long will you continue to do these historieserierna?"
" We have seen that we make a trilogy. The first part of ”Bye bye Sweden” was about the great emigration to America. ”The band and I” is the second part and so we have a third part with an even secret subject that we'll be working with during the year, " says Lotta Lundgren. "
"”the Band and I” is a series in four parts premiered on 27 January at 21 in BBC1 and on SVT Play. "