Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank, refuses him a loan to set up a clothes shop. Instead he receives money ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jørgen Buckhøj ...
 Mads Skjern / ... 24 episodes, 1978-1982
Buster Larsen ...
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 Ingeborg Skjern / ... 24 episodes, 1978-1982
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 Maude Varnæs 24 episodes, 1978-1982
Helle Virkner ...
 Elisabeth Friis 24 episodes, 1978-1982
Karin Nellemose ...
 Misse Møhge 24 episodes, 1978-1982
Holger Juul Hansen ...
 Hans Christian Varnæs 23 episodes, 1978-1982
Kirsten Olesen ...
 Agnes Jensen / ... 23 episodes, 1978-1982
Elin Reimer ...
 Laura Larsine Sørensen 23 episodes, 1978-1982
Benny Hansen ...
 Frede 'Fatty' Hansen / ... 23 episodes, 1978-1982
Ole Andreasen ...
Jesper Langberg ...
 Kristen Skjern / ... 21 episodes, 1978-1982
Per Pallesen ...
 Severin Boldt 21 episodes, 1978-1982
Ove Sprogøe ...
 Dr. Louis Hansen 21 episodes, 1978-1982
Lily Broberg ...
 Katrine Larsen 20 episodes, 1978-1982
Kurt Ravn ...
 Lauritz 'Røde' Jensen 20 episodes, 1978-1982
Sonja Oppenhagen ...
 Vicki Hachel / ... 19 episodes, 1978-1982
John Hahn-Petersen ...
Else-Marie ...
 Konsulinde Holm / ... 19 episodes, 1978-1982
Anne Jensen ...
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 Jørgen Varnæs 18 episodes, 1978-1981
Karen Berg ...
 Fru Fernando Møhge / ... 17 episodes, 1978-1981
Vera Gebuhr ...
 Inger Jørgensen 15 episodes, 1978-1982
Kirsten Hansen-Møller ...
 Marie Hansen / ... 15 episodes, 1978-1982
Lis Løwert ...
 Violet Vinter 15 episodes, 1978-1982
Ann Margrethe Schou ...
 Kassererske frk. Mortensen / ... 15 episodes, 1978-1981
Holger Perfort ...
 Tjener Olsen / ... 15 episodes, 1978-1982
Ulla Henningsen ...
 Iben Skjern / ... 14 episodes, 1979-1981
Axel Strøbye ...
 Viggo Skjold-Hansen / ... 13 episodes, 1979-1981
Esper Hagen ...
 Arnold Vinter 13 episodes, 1978-1980
Holger Vistisen ...
 Bogholder Christiansen, Omegnsbanken / ... 13 episodes, 1979-1981
Birthe Backhausen ...
 Musse Skjold-Hansen / ... 12 episodes, 1979-1981
Karen-Lise Mynster ...
 Ulla Jacobsen 12 episodes, 1979-1981
Arthur Jensen ...
 Rudolf Schwann 12 episodes, 1978-1979
Bendt Rothe ...
 Baron von Rytger / ... 11 episodes, 1979-1982
Birgitte Bruun ...
 Esther / ... 11 episodes, 1978-1982
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen ...
 Oberst Ditlev Hachel / ... 10 episodes, 1978-1980
Karl Stegger ...
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Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank, refuses him a loan to set up a clothes shop. Instead he receives money elsewhere, and his shop is soon a success, a sign of the changing times during the following decades. Written by Erik Holst

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Ole Ernst was originally cast as Lauritz 'Røde' Jensen. See more »

Goofs

The inside of the church has the boards with the numbers of the songs that will be sung during the service. These numbers are taken from the official book of church songs introduced in the early 1950s. That is, in the 1920s to 1940s these numbers should have been different to be in accordance with the songs actually sung. See more »

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Spoofed in Live fra Bremen: Episode #7.3 (2012) See more »

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Fantastic TV show - Get it on UK TV Now!
9 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

I have to agree with all the rest of the Reviews. Matador has to be one of the best TV shows ever made. All the actors are the cream of the Danish acting world. The Director was the best in the business for bringing Danish Life to Life, so to speak. I am amazed it has not been shown on British TV as it is very comparable to that other magnificent British TV drama "When The Boat Comes in" I would be hard pushed to say which one was better. But Matador has a longer run and does manage to cover the German occupation of Denmark. Which will be an eye opener to the British public if shown on British TV. So I do hope somebody gets the courage to show this on UK TV. As it is just a great TV Drama about families and the stress of the new on old ideas and values. So it still has something for today's TV audience. I have never got tired of watching it. Its called Matador because that is the Danish name for the board game Monopoly.


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