Airing May 31, 2009 on PBS Check local listings
Swedish Inspector Kurt Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) is asleep at the wheel of his own life. Exhausted and starved for a nutritious meal, Wallander can hardly be relied on to change his shirt, much less stay awake. A trio of teenagers murdered on Midsummer's Eve shocks Wallander back to life, but it is the death of a colleague that sends him into a guilty spiral. Wallander's colleague got one step ahead in investigating the teen murders before his own death, and may have left a trail for Wallander, but can he focus hard enough to follow it? Adapted from the book by international bestseller Henning Mankell, One Step Behind forces Wallander into battle with a terrible set of crimes and his own demons.
Kenneth Branagh Video Interview
The Wallander star talks about his first recurring television role and bringing the scruffy Swedish sleuth to the screen.
Henning Mankell Interview
In a rare interview, the Wallander author opens up about his early influences and what makes Wallander tick.
Masterpiece takes you on the set of Wallander in Sweden.
Spotlight on World Mysteries
Wooed by Wallander and author Henning Mankell? Masterpiece mystery! introduces you to 11 other notable mystery writers from around the world.