REVIEW Beck (S8 E3/4)

As Beck undergoes medical examination after collapsing, his team forges on without him – but dissension in the ranks and political interference threaten to derail the investigation of a murder.  Last week, Martin Beck had a funny turn on his balcony, and we’re not talking about barmy neighbour Grannen. So what’s the matter, and how…

REVIEW Beck (S8 E2/4)

If you like your Scandis miserable, this is the episode for you – between infant mortality, mental illness, drug addiction and senile degeneration, it’s got the lot.  In The Fall Guy, new man Josef, who only got his place on the team last week, is almost immediately suspended after a hostage situation goes wrong and…

REVIEW Beck (S8 E1/4)

It’s been so long since we saw Beck (three years, in fact), that we were beginning to think that the Swedish cop’s semi-retirement had turned into a permanent situation. But here he is back again, for four feature-length dramas, and nothing much has changed.  Certainly we’re getting used to seeing a lot less of Beck…

NORDIC NOIR BBC confirms Beck season eight with new trailer

We knew it was coming, but now the BBC has confirmed the return of Swedish series Beck with a new trailer. Series eight of the show – which comprises four feature-length films – will be once again shown on BBC Four this summer. The four new films, which were shown in its native Sweden in…

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…