“Det blir bättre” is the title of a new Swedish TV series screening on Sunday nights on TV3. The title translates to “It gets better” and has been inspired by the campaign to combat the bullying and abuse of LGBT children after a series of gay teen suicides in the USA.
Each episode of this series focuses on a Swedish celebrity where they talk about their difficult upbringing and how things did indeed get better for them.
The theme song for the series is Peter’s “Räddaren i nöden” and Peter himself will be the subject of the episode to be broadcast on 22 May 2011.
Peter has revealed on his blog that one of the “En kväll med Peter Jöback” shows at Börsen was filmed for a possible DVD release and/or TV screening depending on whether it is felt that there is enough interest.
Here’s an oddity. Finnish artist Jore Marjaranta (best known as a member of Leningrad Cowboys) has recorded a cover version of Peter’s “Stockholm i natt” – in Finnish with the subject city changed to Helsinki.
“Niin Kaunis On Helsinki Nyt” was released as a single on iTunes internationally earlier this year and a longer version appears on the album of the same name released last week. The title translates to “So beautiful is Helsinki now”, courtesy of Google Translate.