REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E1/5)

It’s not often that you find the main character in a so-called Nordic Noir get married in the first scenes of a new series. But this is Dicte, after all. Unlike her contemporaries, Dicte Svendsen (the excellent Iben Hjejle) is socially-adjusted, has friends, is funny, likes a smoke and a drink and is a bit headstrong….

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…

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,…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E3/8)

Last week’s episode of The Bridge was, really, all about Saga. Her heroic return to police work and her subsequent mini-meltdown thrust her back into our consciousness with a jolt, but here, in episode three it was all about Henrik. Which was good to see, because – yes – Saga is our key character and…

Danish broadcaster DR announces two new crime dramas

As readers will know, we like to keep up with what’s happening with our Scandinavian and Nordic friends across the water, and yesterday Danish broadcaster DR announced two new crime dramas that will air this autumn and winter in its flagship Sunday-night, 8pm slot. First up is series two of Mord Uden Grænser (Murder Without…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E2/8)

Last week’s opener of series four of The Bridge had a bit of everything: a brutal murder full of socio-political context, Saga in prison, Henrik and new partner Jonas undertaking all the procedural work and a new raft of peripheral characters that will all soon make sense. It was terrific stuff. Saga’s stint in prison…

Transmission date for The Bridge IIII confirmed

  It has been a long time coming – too long a time coming. But now we know and I’m not going to waffle on because everyone’s keen to get on with it, so simply go over the jump to find out when series four of The Bridge will be broadcast on BBC Two. THIS…

Finnish series Bullets wins Coup de Coeur award in Cannes

The sun is out here in London, which means it’s almost TV festival season in more reliably sunny places across the globe. We always have a keen eye on what’s new and what’s winning awards, because you never know: these series could one day appear here in the UK. Out in Cannes, a Finnish series has…

Hans Rosenfeldt: Saga should have died in series one

You don’t have to tell us, but series four of The Bridge has been a long time coming. Far too long a time coming. In fact, a ridiculous amount of time to wait. This fourth and final series of the crime drama heavyweight has been and gone on the mainland, so we are playing catch-up….