Annika is a three-part mini-series written and produced by Colin Nutley and Sven-Gösta Holst and televised in 1984. It tells the story of a romance between Pete, an eighteen year old Isle of Wight deck chair attendant (played by Jesse Birdsall) and a Swedish foreign language student, the titular Annika (played by Christina Rignér).
|Directed by||Colin Nutley|
|Country of origin|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||3 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||3 x 60 minute episodes|
|Production company(s)||Central Independent Television|
|Original release||10 August –|
24 August 1984
|No.||Episode||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||The Beginning||Colin Nutley||Colin Nutley||10 August 1984|
|Pete is working another summer as a deck chair attendant in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. His life changes when he meets Annika, a Swedish foreign language student visiting the Island for the summer.|
|2||The Middle||Colin Nutley||Colin Nutley||17 August 1984|
|Annika returns home to Stockholm. Pete misses her and decides to follow her to Sweden. He stays with her family but finds some aspects of Swedish culture difficult to adapt to.|
|3||The End||Colin Nutley||Colin Nutley||24 August 1984|
|Pete and Annika's relationship is under strain following tragic events. Without anywhere to live Pete eventually decides to return to the United Kingdom.|
The series was filmed in and around Ryde, parts of London and in Sweden, Stockholm and the surrounding area. In Ryde locations included the head of Ryde Pier (at the start of episode 1) and the Prince Consort bar.
A region 2 DVD entitled Annika The Complete Series was released by Network in 2011.