Marc Warren cast as Van Der Valk, ITV picks up series for UK

Classic detective show Van Der Valk is, as we know, getting a makeover.

Back in the 70s, the show starred Barry Foster in the title role and followed a street smart and unapologetic Dutch detective navigates the lively and enigmatic city of Amsterdam, solving mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection.

Now we know that Marc Warren is to take the lead role.

World Screen reports that ITV – the show’s original broadcaster – has picked up the UK rights.

The three-part drama is being shot in Amsterdam. The cast also includes Maimie McCoy, Luke Allen-Gale, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Darrell D’Silva, Emma Fielding, Kees Boot, Reinout Bussemaker, Frances Grey, Daniel Lapaine, Stephanie Leonidas, Mike Libanon and Vineeta Rishi.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Keith says:

    The most important thing is…have they kept the iconic theme tune?

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  2. eurocelt says:

    Talking Pictures TV recently broadcast all of the original series starting Barry Foster. Look forward to seeing the new version.


    1. Keith says:

      I decided to get the box set of the original series to remind myself of something I watched regularly.

      Time must have given me rose-tinted specs as I hadn’t realised how wooden the early episodes were! And barely a Dutch accent in it (unless Barry Foster was trying to pronounce his own name)

      But I’d also forgotten how edgy it was fir the 70s. I wonder if Thames TV got many complaints…

      Hopefully the new version will keep that edge and revive what was compulsive viewing a few decades ago.


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