30 Degrees in February is coming to Sky Arts… in February

Fresh on the heels of The Legacy comes another Scandi import, 30 Degrees in February (aka 30 grader i februari), which is set to air on Sky Arts on February 13th, appropriately enough. It’s about a bunch of Swedes who decide Sweden’s a bit chilly and so go on a life-changing journey to Thailand – apparently, close to 600,000 Swedes have now been Thailand or 7% of the population, so it’s not all that unusual…

Sky is a bit technologically backward and want to stab Google in the heart, anyway, so there’s no embeddable trailer available directly from them or via YouTube et al. That means if you want something without a hint of Swedish in it, you’ll have to head over to the Sky website. But assuming you can bear unsubtitled Scandinavians, here’s the original Swedish trailer for the series, which was nominated for an International Emmy.


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.