State of Happiness “High Production Tempo” 20 August 2022: Series 2 Episode 1 on BBC Four

State of Happiness "High Production Tempo" 20 August 2022: Series 2 Episode 1 on BBC Four 11The alarm goes off at the Bravo platform, and Rein finds himself at the centre of events. Anna is tired of getting rejection letters, and Toril launches an ungodly plan.

In Norwegian and English with English subtitles.



About State of Happiness

Drama set in the summer of 1969 in the small coastal town of Stavanger. International oil companies have been test-drilling in Stavanger for years, but nothing has been found, and they are now in the process of leaving.

Phillips Petroleum have been contracted to drill one final hole, but the company is reluctant to throw good money after bad, and they send an ambitious young lawyer to Stavanger to wind things up. The town, however, is desperate for one last chance – it lives off fish and the North Sea is emptying out.

In the end, Phillips finally agrees to try one more hole, and the night before Christmas 1969 the gas flare at the Ocean Viking is lit. The largest sub-sea oil basin in history has just been discovered, and everything is about to change.

This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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