Wallander: Series II: The Fifth Woman

Airing October 17, 2010 on PBS   Check local listings

A bird-watcher falls to his painful death while being observed by a masked figure. A florist with a violent past has gone missing, stains of blood spotting the floor in his orchid-lined shop. Inspector Kurt Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) is torn between two disparate murders while dealing with one harsh and heartbreaking reality — the demise of his father. When another victim is found, it is clear that a serial killer is at work in Ystad. It is one of Wallander's most personal and harrowing cases — one that will even bring him into an unexpected kinship with a killer. The Fifth Woman is based on the novel by international bestseller Henning Mankell. (One episode; 90 minutes, TV-PG)

Behind-the-Scenes Video
The cast and crew on a second season, and being well-oiled in the ways of Wallander.

Kenneth Branagh Video Interview
The Wallander star on revisiting the complex character of Kurt Wallander.

Wallander Theme:
Emily Barker

Meet the Australian singer/songwriter behind the haunting Wallander theme and hear an acoustic version of it.

Henning Mankell Video Q&A
The Wallander novelist on the origins of his iconic detective, Kenneth Branagh and what's next for Wallander.

Scandinavian Crime Lit
Professor Linda Rugg takes you inside the compelling and popular world of authors Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson and more.

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