REVIEW: The Flatey Enigma (S1 E4/4)

And so we get to the end of Icelandic series, The Flatey Enigma. There was a lot to tie up in this series finale, and it was interesting to chat to series writer Margrét Örnólfsdóttir in an edition of our podcast this week, who explained that this series couldn’t be more different to Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson’s…

REVIEW: The Flatey Enigma (S1 E3/4)

We’re into the second half of this short but engrossing Icelandic series, and when we last saw Jóhanna and her son Snorri, they were trying to escape the island in a delipidated out-boat with a dodgy motor. Big mistake. Now, in this penultimate episode Jóhanna is in deep trouble – not only was she (predictably)…

REVIEW: The Flatey Enigma (S1 E2/4)

For confirmed Icelandophiles like myself, episode one of The Flatey Enigma was pure nectar: an engaging mystery, a likable, interesting central character, 1970s period detail, Icelandic Sagas lore, and stunning, windswept coastal scenery. These elements make for an engaging It reminded me of a prototypical Sunday night drama you’d find here in the UK, but…

REVIEW: The Flatey Enigma (S1 E1/4)

Last November I went on my semi-regular trip to Reykjavik and, while I was there, state broadcaster RÚV broadcasted the first episode of its big, new crime drama for the winter, The Flatey Enigma. Written by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir (who worked on series two of Trapped and has worked on various Icelandic crime dramas in the…

Icelandic crime drama The Flatey Enigma begins on BBC Alba tonight

There’s no other way to say it: The Flatey Enigma begins on BBC Alba tonight. Yes, we’d been waiting for Flateyjargátan, to give it its original name, to appear all throughout the year. But now it has sneaked onto a channel we weren’t expecting. Thanks to our friends scanoir.co.uk we now know that the four-part…

RÚV releases first trailer for The Flatey Enigma

It looks as though it’s going to be a busy winter season for Icelandic broadcaster, RÚV. Not only is the highly-anticipated second series of Trapped just around the corner, but we also have The Flatey Enigma (Flateyjargáta) waiting in the wings. The series, based on Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson’s novel, is set in a deserted island off…

Icelandic crime drama The Flatey Enigma coming in 2018

And the Nordic Noirs just keep on coming. Good. We haven’t seen too much out of Iceland since Trapped and Case, although series two of Trapped – the winner of our Crime Drama Of The Year last year – is filming at the moment. Now news reaches us of a new crime drama show, co-produced…