Children's radio is a radio format aimed primarily at preteen children. Examples include the Radio Disney network of radio stations, Kids Place Live satellite radio channel and in the UK Fun Kids.
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Sweden (Sverige ), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Konungariket Sverige ), is a country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. At 450295 km2, Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.3 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. Persons who have foreign backgrounds are defined as persons who are foreign born, or born in Sweden with foreign born parents.
Swedish (svenska ) is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden (as the sole official language), and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Written Norwegian and Danish are usually more easily understood by Swedish speakers than the spoken languages, due to the differences in tone, accent and intonation. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era.
I trollskogen ("In the Troll Forest") was the 1959 edition of Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar. For first time, the story was a work of drama/fiction. Two children, Birgitta and Jan, go on adventures in a troll-forest. They visit Santa's workshop, meet Mrs. Claus and watch Christmas preparation. Birgitta and Jan return to the workshop every day, hoping to meet Santa Claus. But every time, he's gone on a mission, and the'll not meet him until Christmas Eve.
Julbestyr på en bondgård (Christmas Preparations on a Farm) was the 1958 edition of Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar. Rolf Bergström from Sveriges Radio's children's section goes to an Uppland farm in Sweden, where he joins in the Christmas preparations together with the farmer's three children, Gunnel (14 years old), Magnus (12), and baby brother Gunnar (6). Their mother Anna-Lisa and their father Erik also take part in the programmes. In each episode, one of the children sings a Christmas song.
Barnens adventskalender (The Children's Advent Calendar), broadcast at 7:55 each morning between 1 and 24 December 1957, was the first in what was to become an annual series of children's Yuletide programmes – Sveriges Radios julkalender – produced by Swedish radio station Sveriges Radio. Each five-minute programme featured a group of children singing a Christmas song or carol, talking to radio producer Rolf Bergström about their plans and preparations for Christmas, and then describing the image revealed as they opened each day's door on a special advent calendar.
Titteliture was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1960. The radio version was called Barnens adventskalender ("The Children's Christmas Calendar"). Every time, except for Wednesdays (that were TV-broadcasting-free in Sweden at that time), a "tomte" called Titteliture (a name created from tittut, the Swedish term for "peekaboo") opens a calendar window. Behind each calendar window is a guest, and adventure or a riddle.
Julbåtens resa runt jorden
Julbåten Juliana ("Juliana, the Christmas Boat") was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1961. The radio version was called Julbåtens resa runt jorden ("The Christmas Boat's Journey Around the Earth"). The story follows the crewmembers of the vessel "Juliana", bringing products from foreign ports into Sweden in time for Christmas. The idea was to show how Swedish Christmas celebrations rely on international trade.
Tomtefamiljen i Storskogen ("The Santa Claus Family in the Big Forest") was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1962. A tomte family travels across Sweden by helicopter collecting wish lists from the children.
En gård nära Tomteskogen i Vilhelmina
Lill-Stina på reportage i Storskogen ("Lill-Stina Reporting from the Big Forest") was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1964. The radio version was called En gård nära Tomteskogen i Vilhelmina ("A Farm Close to the Santa Claus Forest in Vilhelmina"). The TV version consists of a children's Aktuellt-like news studio from the forest, where reporter Lill-Stina ("Little Stina") delivers news reports. The radio version is set at Forsberga farm in southern Swedish Lapland, following Christmas preparations.
Den tänkande brevbäraren ("The Thinking Postman") was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1963. The radio version was called Brevbäraren vid Radiogränd ("The Postman at Radio Alley"). Kalle works as a postman. When there's time enough, he talks with the people living in the districts where he works.
Farbror Pekkas handelsbod (Uncle Pekka's General Store) was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1965. Pekka Langer runs a shop in the fictional village of Vinterbo in northern Sweden.
was the 1973 edition of Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar. From this year, the Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar begun using its own theme and story, independent from Sveriges Television's Christmas Calendar. The series follow the adventures of Grodan Boll together with Kalle Stropp, Plåt-Niklas, and the parrot Ragata. He also meets Televinken.
En jul för 50 år sedan
En småstad vid seklets början ("A Small Town at the Beginning of the Century") was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1966. The radio version was called En jul för 50 år sedan (A Christmas 50 Years Ago). The story is set during the 1910s in a port town in central Sweden. * The TV show at SVT's open archive.
Herkules Jonssons storverk ("The Great Deeds of Hercules Jonsson") was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1969. The screenplay was written by Tage Danielsson. The series is set in a Stockholm suburb where a family, consisting of the mother, the father and their son reside. The mother knows the magical phrase "Överliggande kramaxel å kalasvev å bubbla förknasare" (made up of humorously altered names of several car parts), allowing the father Herkules and the son, Bara Johnsson, to switch places with each other; the father to become the son and vice verse. * The TV show at SVT's open archive
was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1971. The Wikmansson family consists of Linda, the mother, Ludde, the father, as well as their daughter Agnes, the adoptive son Bertil and their adoptive-father. Linda, the mother, was pregnant and the major issue was if their child would be a boy or a girl. The baby in the womb was called "broster" (a combination of bror and syster, i.e. brother and sister). The family also fought pollution and shopping hysteria. The series has been referred to as a 1970s version of the Christmas gospel, where the characters move out into the countryside.
Frida och farfar ("Frida and Grandfather) was the 1974 edition of Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar. It's December, and Frida has broken a leg. She misses school and her friends. It's boring at home, and living on a minor Bohuslän island in Sweden, it's hard to rech mainland Sweden in the wintertime. With her parents working, she stays home with her grandfather on her father's side (who actually is her great grandfather on her father's side).
Albert och Evelina (Albert and Evelina) was the 1975 edition of Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar. Two clowns, Albert and Evelina, learn about Christmas.
Regnbågslandet ("The Rainbow Land") was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1970. Each time every day, Nanna walks through a gate in a tree, leading to the "Rainbow Land". Leaving December darkness for to a world of summer and greenery, she teaches the Rainbow Land inhabitants about Christmas.
Tomtar på loftet was the 1977 edition of Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar. 7 years old Lisa gets tired of her mother's cleaning for Christmas. She goes to the attic, discovering various exciting things.
Sagor från Blåbärsberget ("Tales from the Blueberry Mountain") was the 1978 edition of Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar. This year, the programme consisted of various fairytales from all over the world.
När sagan blommade
Barnen i Höjden ("The Children Up High") was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1972. The radio version was called När sagan blommade ("When the Tale Flowered"). The series is set inside a 24-store highrise apartment building, "Höjden". The series was released to DVD on 23 October 2013.
Klart spår till Tomteboda ("Clear Track to Tomteboda") was the Sveriges Television's Christmas calendar and Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar in 1968. Svante works as stationmaster at Tomteboda station, a minor station were a very few trains stop.
Jakten på julen (The Hunt for Christmas) was the 1981 edition of Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar. Jacob and Nina's adventures as they travel to various places in Norway and Sweden on a magical, flying tandem bicycle that they've found in the attic of their grandfather's house.
Liv i luckan (roughly "Action Behind the Calendar Window") was the 1980 edition of Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar. Reporters Maud Nylin and Ulf Billberger visit various places in Sweden.