Skavlan is one of Europe's largest talk shows, offering in-depth and earnest interviews with some of the world's most famous politicians, musicians, thinkers and stars. Airing prime time on Friday evenings, it is a co-production between public service broadcasters: Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK and Swedish National Television SVT. Skavlan has an almost unchallenged audience market share of 40% in Norway and 50% in Sweden, with 3 million viewers per show.
The show is hosted by Fredrik Skavlan, a Norwegian journalist known for his focused yet sympathetic style dealing with a wide range of topics. Among Skavlan's international guests through the seasons you will find Kofi Annan, Nicole Kidman, Bill Clinton, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Jonathan Franzen, Lionel Richie, Shakira, Steven Pinker, Sir Ben Kingsley, Cheryl Cole, Robyn, Tom Jones, Jada and Will Smith, Tony Blair, Emmylou Harris, Yusuf Islam and Desmond Tutu.
Skavlan is taped in front of a live studio audience Thursday afternoons in Stockholm and broadcasted prime time the following day. Starting in September 2012, Skavlan will produce several shows each season from The BBC's studios in London.
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