Review: Crimes Of Passion (S1 E6/6), Saturday 4th October, BBC4

Our favourite amateur detectives, Puck and Einar Bure (Tuva Novotny and Linus Wahlgren), must run up tiny bills at their home in Stockholm – they are hardly ever there. This week saw them freeloading in Berslagen again, this time with Puck’s Uncle Tord, a Lutheran minister, in his sprawling vicarage. Well, it is Christmas. Advertisements

Review: Crimes Of Passion (S1 E5/6), Saturday 27th September, BBC4

A young girl sitting at a table opens a parcel and is overjoyed to find a novel. She shakes its leaves apart expectantly and when she finds there is nothing else within the book she looks stricken. She goes walking through the snowy landscape outside and wades Ophelia-like into a nearby lake. So far, so intriguing;…

Review: Crimes Of Passion (S1 E4/6), Saturday 20th September, BBC4

The time lapses between episodes in this series are undefined but they would seem pretty lengthy. Our sleuthing lovers Einar and Puck Bure are now obviously falling into a lull after about two years of marriage, the stage at which couples are over the first flush of romance and are beginning to question the wisdom…

Review: Crimes Of Passion (S1 E3/6), Saturday 13th September, BBC4

This week’s episode would have been more accurately entitled ‘You Can Never Go Home Again’ because when our intrepid amateur gumshoes Puck and Einar (Tuva Novotny and Linus Wahlgren) return to Einar’s home village of Skoga they find themselves tripping over yet another corpse. As we are fast learning, no one should invite these sleuthing hobbyists…

Review: Crimes Of Passion (S1 E2/6), Saturday 6th September, BBC4

This week’s episode of the attractive, Swedish period whodunit almost went all Inspector Morse on us, as the title – King Lily Of The Valley – is taken from a work by 19th century poet Gustaf Fröding. In floriography lily of the valley (highly poisonous and quite sexy according to a recent botanical study) signifies the…

Review: Crimes Of Passion (S1 E1/6), Saturday 30th August

We had to wait a little while, but our next Scandinavian crime drama fix comes via Sweden. But Crimes Of Passion is not a modern, contemporary story, like The Killing or The Bridge. No, it’s a fairly quaint Swedish whodunnit, with a trio of 1950s-set characters. Crimes Of Passion is a Swedish crime series based…