Norway’s NRK Broadcasts Five-Day Ship’s Voyage: 8000 Minutes Of Uninterrupted Telly
GIVEN that most of TV coasts towards an obvious conclusion to soupy muzak, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK’s episode of Hurtigruten’s MS Nord-Norge voyage from Bergen north to the line’s turnaround point in Kirkenes is a progression of so many ITV dramas and TV documentaries. The show lasts 8,000 minutes.
This show might well be a hit. Back in 2009, NRK broadcast film on a train line between Bergen and Oslo. It was seven hours of telly watched by a million Norwegians (over a a fifth of the country’s entire population).
You can watch live coverage here. You can watch EastEnders on the BBC many times every week. And before you mock the Norwegians, note that the EastEnders’ plot never goes anywhere…