REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E5/5)

  During the past few months we’ve had to say goodbye to another famous Scandinavian lead character, and tonight we had to do the same. Dicte Svendsen may not be in the same league as Saga Norén when it comes to global affection, but the headstrong, impulsive crime reporter-cum-sleuth has a place in our hearts nonetheless…

Series two of Springfloden to start in Sweden in September

Springfloden (Spring Tide) is a series we haven’t been able to watch in the UK, but we still like to keep up with what’s happening over the water in Scandinavia. The Swedish series – broadcast on SVT – is based on the books by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind and sees Julia Ragnarsson and Kjell Bergqvist…

REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E4/5)

Blimey. This episode (originally two episodes in its native Denmark) had a bit of everything, except for much of a case. In fact, I’d argue that the central mystery was really almost a MacGuffin – something in the background but far from the most important thing. This was an episode where Nina and Tonni’s relationship…

REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E2&3/5)

The first episode of the last series of Dicte was a bit of a wild diversion and, I felt, went against the DNA of the programme. But still we were left on an almighty cliffhanger – Wagner was shot in Lebanon (not a euphemism) and surely they wouldn’t kill off a main character. Would they?…

Leif GW Persson’s Gone In Snow to start in Sweden next month

Ast the end of last year, we bought you news that Leif GW Persson’s The Dying Detective was to air on Swedish channel SVT. Now the celebrated crime novelist has a new project, but this time it’s based on an idea rather than a novel. Gone In Snow (Det som göms i snö) is to transmit…

Finnish series Deadwind to debut on Netflix next month

Thanks to our eagle-eyed reader, Seija, for this news story. Back in March we brought you news of a Finnish series that was doing rather well in its homeland (see that story here). Deadwind (or Karppi) told the story of Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30s trying to get over her husband’s death. She…

Two new Nordic dramas for Walter Presents

It’s always keeping an eye on Walter Presents – the channel within a channel that screens foreign-language drama from Europe and beyond. Now it has added two new Nordic dramas for autumn, Icelandic drama The Court (pictured) and Swedish crime drama Farang. TBI International reports that: The first two seasons of Icelandic legal drama The Court will…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E8/8)

After four series and 38 hours of television, it all came down to this: the end of our beloved Bridge, one of the most involving and influential crime dramas of all time. And we were into it straight away, no messing. In the last episode, Susanne Winter – Niels Thurmod’s personal assistant – was identified…

Rig 45 biggest show on Nordic region’s Viaplay service

As ever, we like to keep a track of what’s happening across the Nordic territories because you never know when something might come to these shores. One such show is Rig 45, co-created by Alexander Kantsjö (Jordskott), Ola Norén (Kontoret) and Roland Ulvenius. And it sounds like a really interesting single-location murder mystery, and one…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E6/8)

  In the blink of an eye we’re almost at the end of this last series of The Bridge, and previously disperate characters and places were making their own merry little dance as Saga and Henrik investigated the serial killer case. All of these characters felt important somehow, and all felt a little bit dodgy,…

More4 reveals Dicte series three transmission date

One of the more watchable so-called Nordic Noirs is Danish series Dicte – Crime Reporter. Starring the excellent Iben Hjejle as crime-reporter-cum-crime-solver we’ve had two series of it here in the UK, while in its native Denmark series three came and went two years ago. It’s based on  Elsebeth Egholm’s novels and is set in Aarhus. So, stand…

REVIEW : The Bridge (S4 E5/8)

Note : Unfortunately our intrepid editor Paul was taken ill this weekend, meaning he couldn’t complete his review on this episode of The Bridge. Whilst he’s currently on the mend, he’s asked me to throw together some of my thoughts about the show. I‘m sure you’ll join me in wishing Paul a speedy recovery. Get…