Danish series Dicte might have stretched the bounds of credibility on numerous occasions, but it did feature a character that bucked the trend in so-called Nordic Noir – crime reporter Dicte Svendsen was messy, sociable, funny and hung out with a group of female friends that made you laugh and snort and feel for them. She was hugely likeable, as was Iben Hjejle, who played her. So it’s great news that series two is looming large on the horizon, and Channel 4 has now confirmed its transmission date.
In series two, Dicte continues to investigate dark and dangerous cases alongside Chief Inspector John Wagner of the Aarhus Police Department. Dicte is contacted by her father, who hasn’t spoken to her for years, because he wants to tell her something important, and they arrange to meet. When a young woman is found murdered in a nearby hotel room, Dicte and Wagner’s investigation into her death leads them to the prostitution business controlled by wealthy Carl Ferdinand Poulsen. All the evidence points towards an extensive human trafficking ring, but can a mysterious woman named Grace lead the pair to the killer? Meanwhile, Dicte and Bo meet Rose’s new boyfriend.
Dicte: Friday 7th July, 9pm, More4 (then available on Walter Presents)
For all our Dicte news and review go here
For our interview with Iben Hjejle go here