Skärgårdsdoktorn is a Swedish television series produced by SVT Drama. The series ran from 1997 to 2000 and a total of 18 episodes were produced. In English, the title could be translated as The archipelago doctor, and it came to be one of the most popular Swedish TV series of the 1990s.[1][2] With an average viewership of approximately 2.5 million it is considered one of the greatest successes of SVT Drama.[3] Created by Lars Bill Lundholm and Gunilla Linn Persson, the first 8 episodes were directed by Martin Asphaug.[4] The series was also broadcast in Norway, Finland and Denmark.[3]

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Skärgårdsdoktorn cast
Written byLars Bill Lundholm
Gunilla Linn Persson
Directed byMartin Asphaug
Daniel Lind Lagerlöf
Rickard Petrelius
Kristian Petri
StarringSamuel Fröler
Ebba Hultkvist
Sten Ljunggren
Helena Brodin
Göran Engman
ComposerStefan Nilsson
Country of originSweden
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
ProducersStefan Lundberg
Dag Strömqvist
Production locationsBjörnhuvud, Sweden
CinematographyJan-Hugo Norman
Rolf Lindström
EditorsSigurd Hallman
Agneta Scherman
Florence Åkergren-Åberg
Running time53 min.
Production companySVT Drama
Original networkSVT1 (1997–1998)
SVT2 (2000)
Original release13 October 1997 (1997-10-13) –
8 May 2000 (2000-05-08)

In May 2009, plans to produce a cinema feature film of Skärgårdsdoktorn were announced. Featuring the same characters ten years after, the estimated release date was Christmas 2010, or possibly January or February 2011.[1][2][5] The film never materialized.


The storyline follows a medical doctor, played by Samuel Fröler, who moves with his teenage daughter, played by Ebba Hultkvist, to Saltö, a small society on a fictional island in the Stockholm archipelago, and takes over his father-in-law's medical practice.[6]

The plots deal with medical emergencies as well as relationship issues, and the daughter's longing for her mother who lives in Africa, having at the last moment chosen to stay behind to continue her work.[6]


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  1. ^ a b Ivarsson, Torbjörn (4 May 2009). ""Skärgårdsdoktorn" blir biofilm" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Archived from the original on June 8, 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b Rossing Jensen, Jorn (7 May 2009). "Swedish TV show to be remade for the big screen". Screen Daily. Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b Alfredsson, Andreas (4 April 2000). "Tv-succénläggs ner" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  4. ^ Panas, Dan (6 January 1999). "Samuel Fröler gör thriller med Sven Wollter" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  5. ^ Gentele, Jeanett (4 May 2009). ""Skärgårdsdoktorn" blir långfilm" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Kär doktor tillbaka i rutan" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2010.

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