NORDIC NOIR Beck renewed for four new episodes

We’re hearing that Swedish service C More has ordered four new Beck films. The long-running detective show – based on the novels by  Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö – was recently extended after seven series with four new episodes. Now we’re hearing that four more have been ordered. Expressen reveals that the first of the four new…

NORDIC NOIR First trailer released for Beck

With the first of four new Beck films on the horizon, the series’ Swedish broadcaster has released the first trailer. The serie starts on 6th November in Sweden, and sees Peter Haber reprise his role as Martin Beck, Kristofer Hivju continuing as Steinar Hovland and Jennie Silfverhjelm will play the role of Alexandra “Alex” Beijer. …

NORDIC NOIR New teaser released for Beck

Crime TV fans were very excited when they learned that new episodes of Beck were imminent (in Sweden at least). Now we have a teaser for the first feature-length film. The series, which will comprise four films, sees Peter Haber reprise his role as Martin Beck, while Kristofer Hivju will continue as Steinar Hovland and…

Nordic Noir : Sweden announces Beck premiere date

Swedish channel, C More, surprised everyone when it said it was producing more episodes of Beck. The venerable Swedish detective – created by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö – has been a firm favourite with Nordic Noir fans. Now, we know when series eight will start in Sweden and we have our first image. The…

Four new Beck film in production

Production of four new Beck films, anticipated to have an exclusive streaming premiere on Swedish channel C More this autumn, will begin soon. Filming of the 39th Beck film began in February and when shooting wraps in mid-summer, a total of 42 Beck films starring Peter Haber will have been produced. “Congratulations all you Beck fans out there…

REVIEW: Beck (S7 E4/4)

Could this be the last roll of the dice for Beck? With Alex firmly in charge of the team, and Steinar doing most of the footwork, what is left for the old warhorse to contribute? Both in terms of fictional drama and TV reality, this series finale could mark an end to Beck’s run. Most…

REVIEW: Beck (S7 E2/4)

Behind the scenes at a boys’ ice hockey club, tensions are festering; a parent argues with the coach, and resentment against refugee pupils grows. But when popular coach Simon Lindstrom is found stabbed to death, there’s no initial indication of whodunnit, or why. The first of Beck’s cases with him in the role of superintendent…

REVIEW: Beck (S7 E1/4)

We kinda thought we’d seen the last of Martin Beck (Peter Haber) two years ago – and with the tragic loss of his steely blue-eyed sex-bomb colleague Gunvald Larsson (Mikael Persbrandt), the steam seemed to have gone out of the long-running Swedish police procedural. But, dependable as Ikea meatballs, Beck is back (this season was…

BBC Four announces Beck transmission date

Ah. Now then. It seems like we haven’t had a Scandi series for a while, but with the nights drawing in and the chill getting, well, chillier, it’s the perfect time to head back over the North Sea to Sweden and catch-up with Beck. The four-episode series seven premiered in Sweden right at the start…

ITV confirms Vera transmission date

I’ve just reeled off five news stories detailing transmission details for pretty much everything that’s happening in the first two weeks of January (it’s a lot), and now there’s another one – this time ITV’s hugely watchable Vera, starring the fabulous Brenda Blethyn. Series eight is on its way…

Beck to return on New Year’s Day in Sweden

Oh how enjoy a bit of Beck on The Killing Times. The titular detective series – based on the novels by Scandi legends, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö – is coming back for four new episodes in 2018, the first one airing in Sweden on New Year’s Day. Full details after the jumperoo.

Review: Beck: The Last Day, Saturday 8th October, BBC4

Now that Beck has the obnoxious  Freden out of the way, he might have expected an easier ride, but his new boss Hedvall seems to be a bore if not worse. But surely going on about football all the time can’t be the reason Beck chooses now to hand in his resignation? NB: Spoilers