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Masterpiece Mystery
Wallander, Series I: One Step Behind
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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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Three young people celebrating Midsummer's Eve in a secluded meadow are ritually gunned down - and the murders have only just begun. One eventual victim is Wallander's most trusted colleague, who leaves behind a photo of a mysterious woman. As the clues add up, Wallander always seems to be one step behind the killer.

It is Midsummer's Eve in Sweden, and three teenagers in period dressed are celebrating in the woods when an assassin approaches and murders the trio. A fourth girl who was meant to attend the picnic may well be in peril. Moreover, the assassin seems far from done.

One of Wallander's colleagues is murdered at home, shot at close range. Details about the colleague's personal life emerge, and Wallander wonders how well he really knew him. Wallander's colleague was involved in the case of the missing teens, but it's not clear how.

The killer seems to rely on knowledge secret to everyone except the victims, but how is this possible? Wallander races to uncover more about his dead colleague as well as the mysterious killer who always seems to be one step ahead.

A Left Bank Pictures/Yellow Bird/ TKBC series for WGBH co-produced with The BBC, Degeto, WGBH Boston and Film i Skane.

Made with financial support from region of Skane and City of Ystad, Sweden.

© Yellow Bird Rights AB and Left Bank Pictures (Television) Limited MMVIII



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