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Series
Masterpiece Mystery
Program
Wallander, Series II: The Man Who Smiled
Program Number

4027

Series Description

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

Program Description

An old friend contacts Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) with the belief that his father has been murdered, but subsequent events convince Wallander that there might be more to the case. Alan Cumming hosts.

Gustaf Torstensson quietly chants "Mea culpa, mea culpa," as he drives to his death. His son Sten Torstensson, a friend of Inspector Kurt Wallander (Kenneth Branagh), begs the detective to investigate the suspicious case — Wallander is his last hope. But hope has all but drained from Wallander's life, as he's now on indefinite leave from his work and has been all but forgotten after enduring an on-the-job trauma. When Sten is found dead, an apparent suicide, Wallander is drawn back to inquire. The clues and suspects are provocative enough — postcards with death threats, a respected and reviled philanthropist working in Africa and a former cop tormented by his own personal demons. But Wallander's reentry is an uneasy one, and even as the case comes together, his fragile stability and increasingly questionable judgment are severely tested. Rupert Graves guest stars in The Man Who Smiled, 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.

Duration

01:26:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
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