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Review: Wallander (S4 E2/3), Sunday 30th May, BBC1

Happily, we’re back to the rain-sodden streets of Ystad after last week’s stickily uncomfortable adventure in the heat of South Africa. On his home ground, Kurt seems to be more himself again – gloomy and negative. 459 more words

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The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 30th May - Sunday 5th June)

So, are you hooked yet by BBC4’s French whodunit The Disappearance? If you are there’s another double bill next Saturday night to enjoy. Elsewhere, there’s a new Danish series called Dicte starting on More4, which stars Iben Hjejle as crime reporter Dicte Svendsen who has returned to her hometown of Aarhus following a divorce. 647 more words

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Review: Wallander (S4 E1/3), Sunday 22nd May, BBC1

Taking Kurt Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) out of his comfortable Swedish home ground and landing him in South Africa could be seen as a risk; surely part of the appeal of Wallander is its relentless Scandi miserablism, so can the appeal be maintained in the South African sun? 683 more words

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Nostalgia: Emily Barker, Kenneth Branagh for Song Lyric Sunday

          

PBS Masterpiece Mystery showed the final BBC series of Wallander in May. Starring the yummy Kenneth Branagh (who I’ve been in love since I saw his incredible movie Henry V in 1989). 462 more words

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Adieu Wallander(For Good Probably)  Thanks to Everyone & Good Luck on Upcoming Projects Everyone!

Wallander: A Lesson in Love. I loved the first part of this adaptation of Henning Mankell’s The Troubled Man from the beginning to the end. I loved the way they added some things in before they got to the main points. 315 more words

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The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 23rd - Sunday 31st May)

Even though we’ve had a stack of new stuff this year and the summer is definitely coming, there’s no shortage of new series starting up. Take this week: BBC4 give us French drama, The Disappearance, there’s series two of Bloodline and an intriguing new series from US TV juggernaut, Shonda Rimes, who executively-produced award-winning novelist Kate Atkinson’s idea. 584 more words

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