Swedish channel, TV4, has announced the transmission date of its latest crime drama, Bäckström.
The six-episode series is based on Leif GW Persson’s character Evert Bäckström, the series revolves around homicide detective Evert Bäckström (Kjell Bergqvist), who boasts that he has solved 99 per cent of all cases he investigated. But when a skull with bullet holes is found on an uninhabited island in the archipelago, Bäckström is confronted with a more difficult mystery than he could have imagined.
Bergqvist is joined by Agnes Lindström Bolmgren, Helen Sjöholm, Linus Wahlgren and Elvis Stegmar.
Currently, no UK transmission date or broadcaster has been announced. More news as we get it.
Bäckström: Tuesday 7th April, 9pm, TV4 (23rd March on CMore)
We always like to keep up with whatever Sofia Helin is doing these days, and we’re hearing that S4C’s streaming service, Clic, is now showing the Swedish actress’s German spy series, The Same Sky.
The series, which comes under the Walter Presents banner, is a Cold War drama set in 1974. When Berlin was still divided by a wall between a pro-Soviet communist regime in the East and a democratic capitalist West supported by the Americans, for whom the city represented the Cold War in microcosm.
The story revolves around the relationship between an East German “Romeo” agent – a spy who uses seduction as a way to unearth secrets — and his female target in the West.
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The much-awaited second series will follow Detective Sergeant Gina Jenkins (Catrin Stewart), as she attempts to solve a series of killings apparently connected to an historic rape allegation.
Written by BAFTA award-winning, Roger Williams, the first series of Bang was shortlisted for the prestigious Writers’ Guild Award and is notable for its ground-breaking use of two languages and striking location.
Bang (Series 2): Sunday 23rd February, 9pm, S4C
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