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Masterpiece Mystery
Wallander, Series II: The Fifth Woman
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In June, 2008, the Masterpiece mystery! season launches with The Men of Mystery!, welcoming back Inspector Lewis, while bidding a fond farewell to Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Billie Piper stars as Sally Lockhart in two adaptations of Philip Pullman's popular novels about the feisty young female sleuth.

Stage and film star Alan Cumming, one of show business's most eclectic talents, is taking on the role of host of this season of Masterpiece mystery!, making his first appearance when the series premieres on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 9pm ET on PBS Series release date: 6/22/2008

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Two seemingly unconnected cases leads Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) to believe he is on the trail of a serial killer bent on revenge. Alan Cumming hosts.

A birdwatcher 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 cases 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.

A Left Bank Picture, Yellow Bird, TKBC series co-produced with BBC, Degeto, WGBH, FiSK, TV4

Made with support from Region of Skåne, City of Ystad and Ystad_Osterlen Film Fond, Sweden

© Yellow Bird Rights AB and Left Bank Pictures (Television) Limited MMX. All rights reserved.



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