Series 2 - 3. The Last Worker

The Last Worker
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

You have to hand it to a television drama that can turn a lengthy political debate involving a clampdown on public sector early retirement into a slick thriller.

It sounds as dry as unbuttered toast, particularly when the nub of
the argument involves the funding of welfare reforms. But clever Borgen makes sure that this is just a means to an end as Danish Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) finds herself challenged both at work and at home.

Her ex husband Phillip (Mikael Birkkjær) confronts her with the “we need to talk” moment that Birgitte has clearly been dreading.

About this programme

3/10. Birgitte's government prepares to present a new welfare reform package, but there is unrest in the Labour Party when leader Bjorn Marrot comes under personal attack in the media and the prime minister senses a rebellion brewing. Meanwhile, the pressure grows on the home front when Philip announces he has a new girlfriend. Danish political drama, starring Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mikael Birkkjaer and Flemming Sorensen.

Cast and crew


Torben Friis
Soren Malling
Birgitte Nyborg Christensen
Sidse Babett Knudsen
Bent Sejro
Lars Knutzon
Michael Laugesen
Peter Mygind
Katrine Fonsmark
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
Hanne Holm
Benedikte Hansen
Kasper Juul
Pilou Asbaek
Philip Christensen
Mikael Birkkjaer
Troels Hoxenhaven
Lars Brygmann
Bjorn Marrot
Flemming Sorensen


Jesper W Nielsen
Camilla Hammerich
Adam Price