Airing May 10, 2009 on PBS Check local listings
As Swedish inspector Kurt Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) watches helplessly, a young girl stands trembling in a rapeseed field, about to do herself great harm. Wallander's work gets under his skin, and this case is no exception. What evil would drive a girl to such desperation? Wallander is soon distracted from this question by a string of grisly murders. A former minister of justice, an art dealer, a wife-beating thug and a playboy have all been scalped. The haunting memory of the girl in the field drives restless Wallander towards the dark secrets and cover up at the center of the story in this adaptation based on the work of international bestseller Henning Mankell.
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.