Nov. 30, 2008
Returning Series
90 min.
BBC One TV Network

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Wallander (UK)

Drama series starring Kenneth Branagh as Swedish detective Kurt Wallander, investigating a series of violent and terrifying murders in the beautiful setting of Skane, southern Sweden.


Wallander (UK) Season 1 (2008)

1x01 1 1x01 Sidetracked
What connects the shocking suicide of a young woman and the vicious murder of a government minister? Inspector Kurt Wallander's investigation uncovers wrongdoing and corruption that ...
Nov. 30, 2008
1x02 1 1x02 Firewall
A body is found at a cash point, the apparent victim of a heart attack. Two teenage girls are arrested for the brutal murder of a cab driver. The girls confess to the crime, showing ...
Dec. 07, 2008
1x03 1 1x03 One Step Behind
On Midsummer's Eve, three teenagers dressed in eighteenth-century fancy dress are shot dead in a secluded wood. One of Inspector Kurt Wallander's colleagues turns up dead, someone ...
Dec. 14, 2008
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Season 1 Characters

Kurt Wallander played by Kenneth Branagh
Anne-Britt Hoglund played by Sarah Smart
Lisa Holgersson played by Sadie Shimmin
Svedberg played by Tom Beard
Nyberg played by Richard McCabe
Linda Wallander played by Jeany Spark
Magnus Martinsson played by Tom Hiddleston
Ebba played by Boel Larsson
Martinsson played by Tom Hiddleston
Povel Wallander played by David Warner
Ake played by Ben Meyjes
Louise played by Ben Meyjes
Ella Lindfeldt played by Orla Brady
Sonja Hokberg played by Susannah Fielding
Astrid Hillstrom played by Anna Ahlerup
Gertrude played by Polly Hemingway
Martin Boge played by Melker Sörensen
Eva Persson played by Angela Terence
Dolores Maria Santana played by Ashley Madekwe
Edvin Salomonsson played by Jon Laurimore
Lena Norman played by Nicole Briggs
Eva's Mother played by Ysobel Gonzalez
Eva Hillstrom played by Lorraine Brunning
Erik Hokberg played by Guy Henry
Dr. Malmström played by Jessica Lloyd

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Season 1 Videos

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Season 1 Quotes

01x01 - Sidetracked Season 1 / Episode 1: - Sidetracked

Povel Wallander: What color where his brains? The color of money?
01x01 - Sidetracked Season 1 / Episode 1: - Sidetracked

Povel Wallander: When you were a boy you used to ask my about my work, the painting. "Why are they always the same, Dad?" "Why don't you do something different?" I could never explain. You see, each morning, when I start, I think I'll do something else. This morning I'll paint a seascape. This morning I'll do a still life, maybe an abstract, just splash the paint, see where it takes me. And then I start, and every time, I paint the same thing. The landscape. Whatever I do, this is what comes out. What you've got is your painting. I may not like it, you may not like it, but it's yours.
Povel Wallander: You know what I'd like before I lose what's left of my mind? I'd like to go to Rome. I'd like that. Look at the paintings. Other people's paintings. Can we do that?
Kurt Wallander: Yeah. Yes, Dad. We can do that.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 02 - Goof (factual errors): When Kurt looks at the dating website which his daughter signed him up for, his profile page gives his height as '1.88 cm', which is about three-quarters of an inch. Presumably they meant either '1.88 m' or '188 cm', which would be just over 6 feet (and a few inches t
  • Episode 02 - Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The murdered taxi driver's bloody ID card reads "Johan Lundberg," but later when Wallander later refers to him on the phone, he calls him "Gunnar" Lundberg.
  • Episode 02 - Goof (continuity error): Wallander's mobile phone changes phone language several times during the film, from english to swedish, and the other way around.
  • Episode 02 - Goof (revealing mistake): When the medical examiner first uncovers the corpse of the supposed heart attack victim in the morgue, the corpse's eye is twitching.
  • Episode 01 - Kenneth Branagh's performance as Swedish cop Kurt Wallander makes it the third time when a famous Swedish movie/television cop gets portrayed by an actor who is not from Sweden/speaking Swedish. The first two are Walter Matthau as Jake Martin

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