Crimes of Passion

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Crimes of Passion starts tonight on BBC Four.

After seemingly months of promos, Crimes of Passion will finally air this evening. It looks super stylish and fun (on Wikipedia there is the comment “Mad Men meets The Killing”.. Hmmm) and it will be good to see Stefan from Wallander back on screen.

Are you looking forward to Crimes of Passion? Have you read Maria Lang’s novels?

More on the BBC Four series website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zzhn4

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Annika Stranded

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Even Radio 4’s in on the Nordic Noir act, with its own crime serial set in Oslo.

I am a bit late to the party on this one as it is currently in the middle of Series 2. From what I heard today it is quite intriguing, this week’s case involving a woman impaled by a falling icicle in an Oslo Street on a winter’s night.

When it began, I couldn’t tell if it was a documentary about a Brit living in Oslo, a ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ piece or a drama.

I find Scandi-set shows in English somewhat confusing – hence my dislike of the Branagh Wallander – but I might try and catch up on this one on iPlayer.

Annika Stranded
Have you been listening to Annika Stranded? What do you think of it?


Charles Augustus Magnussen

Lars Mikkelsen as Charles Augustus Magnussen

 

There is a treat for any fans of The Killing tonight as Lars Mikkelsen (TROELS!!) is starring as blackmailer Charles Augustus Magnussen in tonight’s Sherlock.

According to reports online he is “utterly terrifying” and had to ham up his Scandinavian accent for the role. I’m curious to find out how much of Scandinavia we’ll see. A shot of his super-stylish Danish evil lair? Will he be snacking on cinnamon buns and sipping strong coffee as he plots? Creating LEGO models of the crime scene? Or cycling from victim to victim?

Well hopefully it won’t get too ridiculous but I can’t wait to see where they’re going with this. Will he make it to series 4?

Digital Spy story: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s129/sherlock/news/a542723/sherlock-lars-mikkelsen-terrifying-as-new-villain-says-steven-moffat.html

Have you spotted any of your favourite Nordic actors in UK/US shows? Did they bring some Scandi style?