REVIEW Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders (S2 E1&2/8)

The Swedish series Rebecka Martinsson returned to the UK tonight (Friday January 8) for its second series. It feels like a long time since we’ve seen the urban-prosecutor-turned-hometown-sleuth, but it’s immediately obvious things have changed considerably since the last time we saw the show. Ida Engvoll has vacated the lead role and has been replaced…

Rebecka Martinsson: Why did Ida Engvoll leave?

Series two of Nordic Noir Rebecka Martinsson begins in the UK on More4 on Friday (8th January). Based on the novels by Åsa Larsson, the series tells the story of a Stockholm-based lawyer who returns to her hometown in the north of the country in Kiruna. The show became a hit in the UK in…

NORDIC NOIR More4 confirms series two of Rebecka Martinsson

We’re already into planning for 2021, and there’s a big one – one of a few actually – coming in January. Based on an award-winning series of books by Åsa Larsson, series one of Rebecka Martinsson was a big hit with Nordic Noir fans. Starring Ida Engvoll, the Swedish series told the story of a…

CMore releases first trailer for series two of Rebecka Martinsson

We were fans of the first series of Rebecka Martinsson, which was shown in the UK on All4 through Walter Presents. Now we have a trailer for series two. Ida Engvoll has vacated the lead role, making way for Sascha Zacharias. Based on Åsa Larsson’s novels, the series tells of a Stockholm lawyer who returns…

Rebecka Martinsson announces new lead actress for series two

We enjoyed the first series of Swedish crime drama, Rebecka Martinsson, when it aired in the UK on All4/Walter Presents last year. One of its strengths was the performance of lead actress, Ido Engvoll, who brought different dimensions to Rebecka (not least a level of ambiguity). Now we’re hearing that Ingvoll has left the show…

Review: Rebecka Martinsson (S1 E7/7), Friday 2nd March, More4

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE And so it came to this. The series finale of Rebecka Martinsson had a bit of everything: drama, humour, heartbreak and even a Lassie moment. It’s been that kind of show and, despite all the potentially silly bits, this has been an immensely watchable series, and the finale lived up to that…

Review: Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders (S1 E5/7), Friday 16th February

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Last week’s opening installment of the third two-part story in this series saw Rebecka thrust back into life up in the north of Sweden, this time getting involved in the murder of Wilma Persson and her partner Simon, who had been sabotaged while diving in a lake in Vittangijärvi. And what was under the…

Review: Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders (S1 E3/7), Friday 2nd February, More4

In last week’s first installment of the new two-part story, we were introduced to a crime scene north of Kiruna (quite far north, then) on the frozen Torneträs lake. The young victim’s name was Inna Dufva, connected to the Kallis Mining company, who were moving into the Samarium mining business for mobile phones and iPads. She and her brothers,…

Review: Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders (S1 E1/7), Friday 19th January, More4

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE And so we head back up north to Kiruna, in Sweden, for another Scandi treat of a crime drama series, starring the preternaturally striking Ida Engvoll as a hotshot lawyer in a new adaptation of Åsa Larsson’s novels. Interestingly, it’s not the first time Larsson’s Rebecka Martinsson series has been on our screens: Isabella Scorupco played…