More4 reveals Dicte series three transmission date

One of the more watchable so-called Nordic Noirs is Danish series Dicte – Crime Reporter.

Starring the excellent Iben Hjejle as crime-reporter-cum-crime-solver we’ve had two series of it here in the UK, while in its native Denmark series three came and went two years ago. It’s based on  Elsebeth Egholm’s novels and is set in Aarhus.

So, stand by for series three, which is on the horizon.

At the beginning of season three, Dicte has finally surrendered to love. She has married Bo and quit her job as a reporter, intending to settle down and write a book. But, on a photo shoot in Lebanon, Bo is taken hostage and Dicte, with the help of Wagner, must do everything she can to bring him back home alive. Dicte is forced to return to her job as a reporter and, by necessity, she must also confront her biological father. Anne and Torsten face a new challenge with the birth of their twins and Rose faces an existential choice. Over the course of the season, Dicte becomes tangled up in cases involving assisted suicide, gambling addiction, jealousy and stalkings.

Dicte: Friday 13th July, More4


Keeping Faith to air on BBC One

If there was a record for the amount of UK-based channels one series has appeared on Keeping Faith (Un Bore Mercher) might just hold it. Or at least it will after this summer.

After doing the rounds on the Welsh-language S4C and BBC One Wales, as well as scoring a hit on the BBC’s iPlayer, news now reaches us that the show will be transmitted on BBC One throughout the UK sometime in the summer.

S4C’s Director of Content Amanda Rees says: “This is a huge moment for S4C – the first time an original S4C/BBC Wales drama will be shown on BBC One network and it is testament to what is possible when two, national broadcasters come together and make great things happen. That Eve Myles learnt Welsh for the part provides an inspiration for Welsh learners everywhere.”

The eight-part series tells the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith (Myles) as she fights to find the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her husband.

More news when we get it…