NileCity 105,6

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NileCity 105.6
NileCity title screen.JPG
NileCity 105,6 title screen
Genre Comedy
Directed by Walter Söderlund
Starring Robert Gustafsson
Johan Rheborg
Henrik Schyffert
Opening theme Up Where We Belong
Ending theme Dream Come True
Country of origin Sweden
Original language(s) Swedish
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Producer(s) Tommy Bennwik
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel SVT
Original run 18 January 1995 – 22 February 1995
Chronology
Preceded by I manegen med Glenn Killing
Followed by Percy tårar

NileCity 105,6 was a Swedish 6-part television show broadcast by SVT in 1995. It was the first major success of Swedish comedy group Killinggänget. Each episode was titled "Vuxna män gör saker tillsammans" ("Adult men doing things together").

Set in Stockholm, the show revolves around the low-budget radio station NileCity 105,6 and its staff as well as a number of related characters. It is owned and run by Percy Nilegård who rents a few rooms in a firestation. (Exterior shots featured the old 19th-century Katarina fire station in central Stockholm.) The station is not very popular, and in the first episode it is actually said to be broadcast on AM radio instead of FM.

Primary characters include

  • Percy Nilegård (Johan Rheborg) - The greedy owner who tries to turn a profit in spite of the stations very low ratings. To this end he runs a number of dubious schemes such as airing advertisements for companies and asking them for payments afterwards, a concept which he calls "marketing by not asking any questions first".
  • Veiron (Robert Gustafsson) - A stereotype of a socialist blue collar worker from Gothenburg. He hosts his own show where he pesters people trying to sleep. His show airs at 3:30 AM and he arrives at the studio during the night in a forklift. This is the first show of the day but in the context of the series it caps off each episode, with Veiron's monologue blending into the credits.
  • Greger (Robert Gustafsson) - A homosexual fire chief dressed in a plaid kilt. He has a secret crush on Percy.

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