Airing May 10, 17 and 31, 2009 on PBS Check local listings
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In the seaside town of Ystad, Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander has been solving heinous crimes for his entire middle-aged career, and seeing his life spiral out of control. He has recently broken up with is wife, his blood sugar is going haywire, his daughter is trying to ruin his life and his artist father is succumbing to dementia. But a personal life as bleak as the existential landscape is just what a Nordic cop needs to focus his mind on a maelstrom of bizarre crimes in three fiendishly complicated cases.
Episodes of Wallander: Series I
May 10, 2009
An unknown young woman sets herself on fire in a field, leading to a search for her identity. Could her suicide be connected to a string of grisly ax murders?
May 17, 2009
Two teenage girls commit murder. A man drops dead in a public square. The local power grid is on the blink. And Wallander can't find time for a new love interest. These disparate strands are gradually woven into a fiendish plot.
May 31, 2009
One Step Behind
Three young people celebrating Midsummer's Eve in a secluded meadow are ritually gunned down — and the murders have only just begun.
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.