TV 2 announces the commission of Denmark Stands Together, a special entertainment show from Nordisk Film TV, a Banijay Group company. Set to air on Saturday 28 March at 7.55pm, the broadcast is all about moral support and unity in this exceptional worldwide crisis.
Covid-19 has forced many of us to stay home – individually. Yet, Denmark stands together. Around the country, the Danes have found new ways to help each other through the crisis, and this weekend Denmark Stands Together will help strengthen the unity in the nation via an extraordinary programme in an extraordinary situation.
The episode will see hosts Natasja Crone, Puk Elgård and Anders Breinholt broadcast live from two makeshift studios, Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen being the main location. Out in the open and with six feet between them all, they will talk to well-known and unknown Danes who are doing something special in these unprecedented times. Sharing stories from all over the country, there will also be the opportunity to say “thank you” to the many who are making a difference in the country right now.
“In recent weeks, TV 2’s focus and public service efforts have naturally been about delivering the Danes news and information about the guidelines we must follow. Now it must also be about saying thank you for being there when it really counts – and for keeping your head up and standing together in these difficult times,” says TV 2’s program director, Lotte Lindegaard, in a public statement, and continues: “Although we cannot physically gather, we need something to bring us together. At TV 2, we will – in our own way – open the closed doors. It is important that we forge a bond between ourselves at home and the many who deserve great thanks for their efforts when they care for the sick and the old, when they help the vulnerable in everyday life, or when they pick up our trash, complete store jobs, and generally make society work.”
With music, greetings and thanks, the show will bring live “at-home” Danish performances from major Danish artists, to highlight that Denmark Stands Together. Greetings also come from a number of well-known personalities, while Danes at home can join the conversation via Skype.
The show will be produced by Nordisk Film TV, makers of TV 2’s daily current affairs show, Good Morning Denmark, and supported by other producers from TV 2 ECHO, as well as TV 2’s Sports Editorial Team.