Update on gloomy Nordic dramas on BBC TV:

The Bridge finished ten days ago. The villain was unveiled in the penultimate episode (I'd guessed who it was) but the last episode was quite gripping and somewhat tragic.

Its slot is now being taken by two Swedish dramas starring Rolf Lassgård, who was the first TV Wallander, as Sebastian Bergman, a retired criminal psychologist. I saw the first and it definitely held the attention, although fairly gruesome in parts. The second will be shown next Saturday. Here's a report from a blogger:


(It's quite a relief to be hearing Swedish again after all that Danish - the former has far more recognisable English words than the latter.)

Oh, and British critics have been giving the thumbs down to the American version of The Killing (which I haven't been watching). They say that the dialogue is banal and leaden.