Historieätarna


Historieätarna (The History Eaters) is an infotainment series that first appeared on Sveriges Television during the fall and winter of 2012, produced by Karin af Klintberg, starring Erik Haag and Lotta Lundgren as the reporters and Fredrik Lindström and Björn Gustafsson as sidekicks.[1] The British predecessor called The Supersizers... was first broadcast in 2007 on BBC2.

Historieätarna
Genreinfotainment
Presented byErik Haag, Lotta Lundgren
Country of origin Sweden
Original languageSwedish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producerKarin af Klintberg
Production locationSweden
Running timeabout 60 minutes
Release
Original networkSVT
Original release15 November (2012-11-15) 
19 December 2012 (2012-12-19)
Chronology
Followed byTusen år till julafton
Related showsThe Supersizers...
External links
Historieätarna
Production website

The program follows the two presenters as they "live" in a certain time period. They dress up in period accurate clothes, and live life as you would in that certain time period with a large emphasis on the food. Each program features a guest chef who prepares period accurate food.

On Boxing Day 2013, a Christmas special, Historieätarna firar jul (Historieätarna Celebrates Christmas) was aired.[2] It featured various types of Christmas food and Christmas celebrations starting 1000 years ago and ending in modern times. A second season aired in the fall of 2014, mostly following the same format, but without Lindström and Gustafsson.

A third season aired in the fall of 2016, this season featured six different time periods including the 1950s, 1990s, medieval Sweden and Sweden under king Gustav III during the 18th century.[3] It was originally reported that this third season would be the last, but SVT later announced that it was not decided for sure and that there may be more seasons in the future.[4]

List of episodes


Season 1

Number
in series
Number
in season
Title Time period Chef Original air date
11"Stormaktstiden"Stormaktstiden (The Great Power Era)Magnus Nilsson15 November 2012 (2012-11-15)
22"1970-talet"1970sTBA22 November 2012 (2012-11-22)
33"Oskarianska eran"Oskarianska eran, the Swedish Victorian Era during Oscar II's reignJens Linder29 November 2012 (2012-11-29)
44"Det glada 1920-talet"1920s (the Roaring 1920s)Paul Svensson6 December 2012 (2012-12-06)
55"Frihetstiden"Age of LibertyNiklas Ekstedt13 December 2012 (2012-12-13)
66"Beredskapstiden"Sweden during World War IICarina Brydling15 December 2012 (2012-12-15)

Special episode

Number
in series
Number
in season
Title Time period Original air date
71"Julmatspecial"Christmas Food SpecialDecember 26, 2013 (2013-12-26)

Season 2

Number
in series
Number
in season
Title Time period Chef Original air date
81"Romantiken"Romanticism (1809–1844)Tareq Taylor17 November 2014 (2014-11-17)
92"1960-talet"1960sIngela Persson24 November 2014 (2014-11-24)
103"Nationalromantiken"Romantic nationalism (circa 1900-1914)Malin Söderström1 December 2014 (2014-12-01)
114"1980-talet"1980sStefano Cattenacci8 December 2014 (2014-12-08)
125"Vasatiden"16th centuryElisabet Johansson15 December 2014 (2014-12-15)
136"1930-talet"1930sJens Linder22 December 2014 (2014-12-22)
147"Best of Historieätarna"Compilation episode-29 December 2014 (2014-12-29)

Season 3

Number
in series
Number
in season
Title Time period Chef Original air date
151"Industrialismen"1840-1890Frida Ronge14 November 2016 (2016-11-14)
162"Efterkrigstiden"Post-World War II-period (1945–1959)Linn Söderström21 November 2016 (2016-11-21)
173"Hedvig Eleonoras tid"Days of Hedvig EleonoraFilip Fastén28 November 2016 (2016-11-28)
184"Nittiotalet"1990–2000Lisa Lemke5 December 2016 (2016-12-05)
195"Gustavianska tiden"1772–1792Zvonko Sokcic12 December 2016 (2016-12-12)
206"Nollnolltalet"2000–2010Susanne Jonsson19 December 2016 (2016-12-19)

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