Black Lake II reveals casting and plot details

Last year, BBC Four played out Swedish series Black Lake (Svartsjön), a crime and horror mash-up set in a deserted ski lodge, which may or may not have been haunted by dead children. Ultimately it was daft, but it did have its moments. Series two is incoming in Sweden on Viaplay in the autumn, but…

Review: Black Lake (S1 E7&8/8), Saturday 7th October, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Over the course of six episodes, Black Lake (or Svartsjön) has weaved its not-so-merry way through a storyline underpinned by the search for the truth of what happened at the lodge during the experiments of the post-war years, obstructed by some potentially paranormal goings on. It has weaved this way and that, backing up…

Series two of Black Lake will be prequel

Swedish series Black Lake (or Svartsjön) has engaged a lot of you out there, its paranormal/horror elements meshing nicely with a whodunit of sorts. We’re going to get the final two episodes of the first series on BBC Four on Saturday night, where Hanne, Mette, Johan and co will finally find out what the secrets of…

Review: Black Lake (S1 E5&6/8), Saturday 30th September, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE We’re into the back end of this Swedish/Danish-language horror/thriller, and one of the things it’s doing well is to present us with a possibility of paranormal activity on the one hand, but then also give a potentially rational explanation to all the goings-on. Is Hanne really sensitive to ghosts or is she…

Review: Black Lake (S1 E3&4/8), Saturday 23rd September,

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Last week, Swedish series Black Lake (Svartsjön) started on BBC Four and provided plenty of horror/crime mash-up fun, telling the story of a group of twentysomethings stuck in a remote ski lodge, which has a history – 20 years before a young family was murdered in the hotel, and our main character,…

Review: Black Lake (S1 E1&2/8), Saturday 16th September, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Ah, the comforting tones of the Swedish language on an autumn Saturday night. We’ve had umpteen Scandinavian crime dramas in the 9pm slot on BBC Four in the past, and, as the nights are drawing in, we’re once again transported to a snowy, barren, beautiful land, way up in the north of…

BBC confirms transmission date for Black Lake

Earlier on this year, we ran a story detailing how BBC Four had picked up Swedish thriller, Black Lake (Svartsjön in its native language). It signified a slight change in approach for the channel, who we heard was looking for something a little different from the usual ‘Nordic Noir’ (although we have series two of…