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


The Hundred-Year-Old Man…

So it’s been out a week – have you seen it yet?

Sadly it’s not showing near me so I might be waiting for the DVD but I’m not sure how excited I am. Though it’s pretty fun that a Swedish film has such a big budget and wide release, the book was just a bit too silly for me.

 

What did you think of The One Hundred Year Old Who Climbed Out Of A Window And Ran Away?


Free on Saturday night?

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Check out @ScaredToDance’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/ScaredToDance/status/471296155633336320

Why not head out and dance to some Scandi tunes? A Swedish special by Scared to Dance in London. I love Time Out’s Swedish music picks – Jens Lekman is my favourite!


Kurt’s back!

Kurt Wallander (Krister Henriksson) in a boat

Kurt Wallander is back on British TV screens tonight as BBC Four begins airing series three of the Swedish Wallander films.

Episode one is The Troubled Man (Den orolige mannen). From the synopsis, Kurt has become a granddad and is on the hunt for daughter Linda’s missing father-in-law.

I have to say Krister Henriksson is my favourite Wallander, though he is sometimes overshadowed in these series by the canine acting talents of Jussi – what a star!

Wallander might be the archetypal Nordic Noir detective, this video explores his role in the genre:

Timeshift: Who is Kurt Wallander?

Will you be watching tonight? Who’s your favourte Wallander? Krister? Rolf? Kenneth?

Wallander begins tonight on BBC Four at 9pm.


Vi är bäst!

We Are the Best (Vi är bast!) is out in cinemas now in the UK. Have you seen it yet?


Blue and gold wooden spoons

Blue and yellow handled wooden sppons

Maybe it’s the Swedish colours on the handles of these wooden spoons, but for me there’s a definite help-yourself, dinner at the summer house vibe from these…

£9.50, M&S

http://www.marksandspencer.com/2-pack-wooden-spatula-set/p/p22276995


Scandimania

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in Sweden

I hope everyone is recovered from last night’s big Bridge finale!

Tonight there is more Scandinavian action on TV, but of a gentler variety. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is journeying around Sweden, Denmark and Norway to find out what makes these countries so happy and, of course, to do some cooking.

In the first episode, airing tonight, he will go hunting in northern Sweden and cook for his hunting buddies. He will also be stopping off in Stockholm and Gothenburg and find time for a visit to the ABBA museum. And by the looks of the trailer, he gets to try some Surströmming too!

The series begins tonight on Channel 4 at 8pm and will also be available for catch up on 4OD.

The Channel 4 site for the series is here:  http://www.channel4.com/programmes/scandimania

Are you watching? Let me know what you thought of the show when you’ve seen it!