The BEST SVT shows of all time

Every SVT show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every SVT show to compile this list of best shows!

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9.71
174 votes

#1 - Uppdrag granskning

Swedish television program focusing on investigative journalism. The program is produced by and aired on SVT and has become known for the use of concealed cameras and microphones.

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9.51
222 votes

#2 - NileCity 105.6

Percy Nilegård has gotten in to the commercial radio business. The radio station rents premises of the fire station and its chief, the self willed Greger who's in charge of six well built firemen. One of them gets a presentation first in every episode, when we get into their special and relaxed relationship to each other. Percy is always after money and his ways to entice sponsors get more and more unconventional. We also follow the main radio host Glenn Killing with various (and often peculiar) guests. And also other shows like a reggae program, a Friday party program, teenage psychologist (and stereo fetishist) Farbror Barbro and Percy's own "Management Profile".

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9.25
231 votes

#3 - HippHipp!

HippHipp! is a swedish comedy sketch show with various crazy characters such as Kajan, Tiffany, Itzhak and Morgan Pålsson.

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9.23
75 votes

#4 - Fråga Anders och Måns

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9.15
198 votes

#5 - Sunes jul

Sune, a 12 year old struggles with girl troubles and school while he and his goofy family prepares for Christmas with failed attempts of all the usual December traditions.

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9.01
82 votes

#6 - Anno 1790

Anno 1790 is an innovative take on crime drama in which the hero is a controversial surgeon and police commissioner who uses unconventional means to solve murder cases during the Age of Enlightenment. The French revolution had taken place – a beacon of hope to the freethinkers across Europe, and a great threat to the reactionaries and those in power. Anno 1790 is a 200-year-old modern crime story and shows life as it was in 18th century Stockholm. It was a city where tumbledown buildings stood alongside stately manors, and whores and beggars walked the same streets as rich merchants and noble women. The murder cases and the methods of solving them differ from those of our time. But the motives stay the same: revenge, greed, love, jealousy and politics. The main character Dåådh is a modern man with modern problems. He is a “closet revolutionary” who often finds himself in danger because of his views. He is torn between loyalties and is struggling with his forbidden love to Magdalena Wahlstedt, the wife of Dåådh’s boss, the police chief constable. May the truth prevail…

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8.92
181 votes

#7 - Brotherhood (2002)

Hoffa (Ola Rapace), living a middle class life with his wife and children in a suburb of Stockholm. Hoffa owns a small business with his two best friends, Niklas (Shanti Roney) and Hamid (Danilo Bejarano). But business is slow and they are in debt. First they borrow money from the local mobsters, and when they can’t pay them back and realize the danger of the situation they decide to rob a bank.

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8.78
79 votes

#8 - I manegen med Glenn Killing

Glenn Killing with guests. One of the most successful and popular stageshows in Sweden.

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8.71
62 votes

#9 - Morran och Tobias

Morran and son Tobias are on the fringes of society. For 34 years, croft 9:4 has been their home and security, but now the property has been expropriated by Trosa municipality and stands gapingly empty. When we meet Morran and Tobias again, they have sold a small piece of land to the municipality and have been given the opportunity to move back for a month.

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8.57
169 votes

#10 - Varan-TV

A Swedish comedy tv show with two seasons. Created by the comedy group Varanteatern.

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8.57
109 votes

#11 - The Dying Detective

Retired Chief of the National Crime Police and Swedish Security Service Lars Martin Johansson has just suffered a stroke. He is paying the price for a life of excess - be it stress, good food or fine wines. He has dangerously high blood pressure and his heart could fail at the slightest excitement. In the hospital, a chance encounter with a neurologist who confides an important piece of information about the rape and murder of a nine year-old girl 25 years earlier invigorates Lars Martin Johansson’s unparalleled police instincts. However, the period for prosecution expired only weeks earlier and that isn’t the only limitation. Lars Martin Johansson is determined to solve the atrocious crime – from his deathbed.

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8.50
212 votes

#12 - Percy tårar

Percy tårar (Percy Tears) was a Swedish 6-part television show broadcast by Sveriges Television in 1996. It was Killinggänget's follow-up to Nilecity 105,6. It was directed by Walter Söderlund and produced by Magdalena Jangard. The loose plot of the series revolves around a number of mostly unrelated storylines which are told in segments in each episode. These segments are flanked by various stand-alone sketches that sometimes elaborate on minor characters.

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8.45
224 votes

#13 - Svensson, Svensson

Svensson, Svensson is one of the most successful sitcoms in Swedish television history. During the second season, each episode gathered more than 2,5 million viewers, in a country which at the time had a population of around 8,8 million people. The most watched episode was broadcast on November 17, 1996 and gathered 3,395,000 viewers. [1] The series centres around the Svensson family who lives in the Vivalla area of Örebro. The family consists of the father Gustav (Allan Svensson) who works as mailman, the mother Lena (Suzanne Reuter) who works at a bank, their teenage daughter Lina (Chelsie Bell Dickson) and their son Max (Gabriel Odenhammar).

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8.34
301 votes

#14 - Before We Die

Hanna, a fading star of a cop in the organized crime unit of the Stockholm Police. On the home front, her son has severed all ties with her, as she’s the one who caused his arrest and subsequent two-year imprisonment for drug possession. When her lover and colleague is abducted, Hanna must take over his undercover investigation of a criminal biker gang as well as protect an infiltrator. To prevent a brutal takeover in the criminal underworld, she must fight for her son’s life and break another family to save her own.

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8.34
198 votes

#15 - Historieätarna

Historieätarna is an infotainment series that follows Erik Haag and Lotta Lundgren as they "live" in a certain time period. They dress up in period accurate clothes, and live life as you would in that certain time period with a large emphasis on the food. Each program features a guest chef who prepares period accurate food.

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8.25
231 votes

#16 - Kvarteret Skatan

"Kvarteret Skatan" was a swedish comedy-series depicting a few characters living in a fictional block called Skatan(the magpie) in an unnamed suburb of Stockholm. Here we meet characters such as Paul and Tord, Horny Gun, Gert and the talibans Conny and Britt. It was aired between the years 2003 and 2006

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8.24
102 votes

#17 - The Grave

Archaeologists dig up a mass grave in a Swedish forest. A special police group is set up to find out the murderers.

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8.21
1314 votes

#18 - Real Humans

What happens when robots become so human that they can barely be distinguished from real people? When they can even be our lovers? Real Humans takes place in a parallel world to our own, in which people´s lives have been completely transformed by the new generation of robots -Hubots. Leo and Niska lead a group of rogue Hubots who are fighting for their independence. During an escape, Leo´s beloved Mimi disappears and Leo leaves the group to find her. At the same time, the Engman family decides to buy a used Hubot, something that has unexpected consequences for the entire family. Warehouse foreman Roger´s life is falling apart. His wife has left him for her Hubot-lover and all of his human coworkers have been replaced by Hubots. Roger decides to start a resistance movement to fight the threat.

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8.18
332 votes

#19 - Scenes from a Marriage

Johan and Marianne are married and seem to have it all. Their happiness, however, is a façade for a troubled relationship, which becomes even rockier when Johan admits that he's having an affair. Before long, the spouses separate and move towards finalizing their divorce, but they make attempts at reconciling. Even as they pursue other relationships, Johan and Marianne realize that they have a significant bond, but also many issues that hinder that connection.

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8.16
171 votes

#20 - Mysteriet på Greveholm

The Olsson family move into a castle that turns out to be haunted. The kids, with their dim parents oblivious to all the strange things that are happening, are caught in the middle of a big mystery in the centuries old castle.

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8.13
210 votes

#21 - Grotesco

Web Exclusive clip from the series with humor collective Grotesco. Among the members are Henrik Dorsin, Per Andersson, Emma Peters, Michael Lindgren, Emma Molin and Rikard Ulvshammar.

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8.07
193 votes

#22 - Pistvakt

In Svartlien at the foot of Klimtatjakka the three brothers Marklund live with their mother Gudrun. They take care of the tourists who come to the guesthouse, take care of the ski slope, check the weather and arrange scooter safaris and samesafari. Sven-Erik is the eldest brother and he's used to have the final word. Sven-Erik is the middle brother and Olle is the youngest (and not so smart). Bengt-Hans takes care of the guest house, where he invites the brothers and possibly guests to 'hojt'-bootleg in the bodega. Bengt-Hans has warm feelings for Gudrun but don't think he can reveal them. The memory of Stor-Erik watches over them, their legendary father, who disappeared many years ago.

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8.04
50 votes

#23 - Bert

Bert is a Swedish television series with 12 episodes, based on the Bert Diaries by Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson, and originally airing over SVT each Saturday evening during the period of 1 October-17 December 1994. It was directed by Tomas Alfredson and Svante Kettner. The theme song was performed by Lill-Babs, and called Älskade ängel. Another song regaining revival with the TV series was Sven-Olof Sandberg's 1938 success Är det så här när man är kär. The plot is based on the Bert Dirares, but just like in the comics, the story opens in the 6th grade, not the 5th like in the books.

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8.03
207 votes

#24 - Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves

It's the 80's and the most courageous gays have begun to rise for a life of freedom. Rasmus fleeing bigotry in Koppom and moving to Stockholm where he meets Benjamin and falls in love. A time of happiness begins while young men begin to meager and slowly fade away and die. AIDS has hit Stockholm.

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7.97
912 votes

#25 - Wallander

Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. It follows Wallander, a troubled detective, who lives and works in Ystad near the southern tip of Sweden.

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7.91
260 votes

#26 - Spring Tide

A homeless former detective and an aspiring police officer join forces to solve a cold case in which a pregnant woman was buried alive on a beach on North Koster Island.

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7.90
260 votes

#27 - Fanny and Alexander

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.

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7.86
191 votes

#28 - Kenny Starfighter

Some kids discover that there's something wrong with their school; their teachers are acting weird and the teaching therefore also becomes weird. An intergalactic hero, Kenny Starfighter, crashes his space-bus (very similar to that of Lone Starr in Spaceballs) in their little society and soon, they team up in order to solve the mystery of the school. It turns out that the person behind it all is the evil Dr. Deo (who, as a revenge for having been turned down by the princess of planet Mylta because of his foul smell, wants to build a machine that will transform Mylta into a giant deodorant roll-on ball), the very villain Kenny Starfighter is out to catch. Their quest takes them deep beneath the school and brings them many encounters. And all the time, there's a feeling of mystery over it all.

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7.85
259 votes

#29 - Emil of Lonneberga

Emil Svensson lives with his family on a farm called Katthult, set in the village of Lönneberga a few miles from the town of Vimmerby. His age ranges from about five to eight in the books. He has fair hair and blue eyes and looks like an angel, but is not, as he also has a prodigious knack for getting into trouble. Contrary to what most people around him think, Emil is not malicious, but does not think about the consequences of his actions. He even states at one point that "you don't make up pranks, they just happen".

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7.82
114 votes

#30 - The Spiral

The charismatic leader of an artist collective based in Copenhagen plan an art heist. He intends to steal six of the worlds most famous paintings.

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7.75
360 votes

#31 - Midnight Sun

Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and the first victim turns out to be the tip of a very dark iceberg. The victims seemingly have nothing in common more than that they are all being killed in a well-planned and vicious manner. In their hunt for the truth, both Kahina and Anders are forced to deal with their own past that they have repressed. A personal journey through a painful past becomes the key to succeed in preventing the violent killings that affects the small mining community of Kiruna.

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7.73
97 votes

#32 - Death of a Pilgrim

Death of a Pilgrim centers around the unsolved murder of the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. The story is based on the award winning triology "The Fall of the Wellfare State" (Välfärdsstatens fall) by Leif GW Persson. In the lead roles we find Rolf Lassgård and Helena af Sandeberg.

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7.58
119 votes

#33 - The Restaurant

Big changes come to a family restaurant in Stockholm after World War II as traditions fade, class divides simmer and a new generation rises up.

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7.57
209 votes

#34 - Detective Inspector Irene Huss

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7.57
23 votes

#35 - Sjukt oklar

24-year-old Ellen (Clara Henry) has always had a hard time completing things and decides to go back to redo high school. But pretending to be sixteen, focusing on schoolwork and fooling their entire surroundings turn out to be more difficult than she thought.

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7.55
100 votes

#36 - På spåret

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7.54
139 votes

#37 - Pippi Longstocking

Pippi lives alone in Villekulla because her mother is an angel in heaven, and her father is a King on the South Sea Islands. The siblings Tommy and Annika, her friends and the 13 different TV episodes are about their adventures together.

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7.45
31 votes

#38 - Dips

Three incompetent diplomats at the Swedish Foreign Affairs Department are a constant threat to world peace.

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7.45
428 votes

#39 - Jordskott

Police inspector Eva Thörnblad (Moa Gammel) returns to the village of Silverhöjd, seven years after her daughter Josephine disappeared beside a lake in the forest. Josephine's body was never found and it was presumed that she had drowned. Upon Eva's return, a boy is missing and Eva begins to look for similarities between this disappearance and that of her daughter. At the same time, she has to deal with the death and probate of her late father and his large timber felling and processing business, Thörnblad Cellulosa. Over the course of the series, Eva discovers that the children's disappearance is inextricably tangled with the conflict between those who want to protect the forest and the community that depends on Thörnblad Cellulosa.

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7.41
141 votes

#40 - Macken

Macken is a comedy TV show with many musical elements, produced by Galenskaparna and After Shave 1986 and was recorded outside the Swedish town Vara. The series was broadcast in six episodes by SVT, and involves the brothers Roy and Roger, who runs a gas station. The show was Galenskaparna and After Shaves definitive breakthrough. The series became hugely popular among the Swedish people. Several of the songs that were included in the TV series became hits and landed on the Swedish charts such as the main theme "Macken", "Husvagn" "Konfirmarationspresenten". In each episode, the main theme is sung by different popular swedish artists, such as Lasse Lönndahl and Björn Skifs.

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7.41
98 votes

#41 - Thin Blue Line

An intimate portrayal of the daily life of four police officers, where the line between private and professional life blurs out as tensions heighten in the animated and crime-ridden city of Malmö, Sweden.

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7.34
162 votes

#42 - Bonus Family

A new couple, their exes and their children navigate the emotional challenges and tricky logistics of blended family life in this Swedish dramedy.

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7.28
141 votes

#43 - Ängelby

Vera, a mother of two children, simultaneously loses her job and is left by her husband. Fortunately, she is offered a job in another town, so taking her children and belongings, she moves there for a fresh start in life. Unfortunately, whilst under way, she hits a boy with her car. Suffering from shock, she assumes the boy to be dead. But is it really Vera who killed him?

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7.22
104 votes

#44 - S·M·A·S·H

S·M·A·S·H is a swedish tv show from 1990. Directed by Hannes Holm and Måns Herngren.

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7.11
30 votes

#45 - Swedish News

Satirical show featuring current events in Sweden.

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6.96
62 votes

#46 - Rederiet

The story is about a shipping company which conducts cruiseferry traffic on the Baltic Sea between Stockholm in Sweden and Turku in Finland. It takes place on board MS Freja, the exterior of which was portrayed in the series by the Finnish registered MS Birka Princess. In the series the ship has different funnel colours from the ones in real life; in reality they were blue, yellow and red but in the series they were retouched to appear as different shades of blue. The show follows life on board the ship, mostly focusing on the crew and captain, but also on some of the passengers. The plot often involves love, breakups, accidents, deaths, murders, smuggling, theft, arson, rape, drugs, and insanity. Another part of the story takes place on land, following the life of the Dahléns, the capitalist family who owns and runs the shipping company. There are also rival capitalists who try to gain control over the company, which leads to a constant struggle for power.

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6.92
95 votes

#47 - Blue Eyes

Behind the political scenes, a series of terror attacks are planned to send shock waves through the nation.

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6.87
113 votes

#48 - Another Time, Another Life

The year is 1975, and the West German embassy in Stockholm is occupied by German terrorists. It's an attack not only on the embassy, but on Sweden's long-standing pride as a peaceful nation. In the aftermath of the violent occupation, the Swedish Security Police suspects the six terrorists had help from the outside, possibly from a group of Swedish sympathizers. But no leads can be found until fourteen years later.

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6.70
83 votes

#49 - Skärgårdsdoktorn

Doctor Johan Steen has come to Saltö in the Stockholm archipelago to take over a medical practice after his father-in-law Axel Holtman. He probably retired mainly so that his daughter Eva could take over, but she did not follow but stayed in Africa. Johan's daughter Wilma accompanied him, and she has difficulty both with the loss of her mother and finding new friends.

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6.55
111 votes

#50 - Fallet

Sophie Borg is a loner who doesn’t trust anyone, she has all the answers and will not hesitate to go against her superiors direct orders. Of course, she also has a certain lack of self-awareness. The series starts with a British man being murdered with religious overtones in Borg’s hometown of Norrbacka. Borg sees one last chance at redemption, and alongside Tom Brown they must solve the case ("Fallet" meaning "The Case"), not only to save the small village from the killer’s reign of terror, but also to save their own careers.

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