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BBC4 airs 'Who is Wallander' and Swedish films, also on web
Posted 2008-12-08
Johanna Sällström as Linda WallanderBBC4 has a documentary titled Who is Kurt Wallander that aired this weekend and will air again on 12 Dec at 10:30 pm. The Radio Times web site has this description for the program:
  John Harvey presents a documentary about writer Henning Mankell, Sweden's most popular author internationally and the creator of the Kurt Wallander detective series. By examining Mankell's anti-hero Wallander, it reveals the hidden angst affecting present-day Sweden, a country with an excellent welfare system yet one which has suffered two shocking recent political assassinations. The film tries to grasp what Mankell's characters say about Sweden and how his books inform the rest of the world.  

BBC4 has also broadcast two of the Swedish films from the first Yellow Bird Wallander series-- Before the Frost and Mastermind. These films star Krister Henriksson as Kurt Wallander and the late Johanna Sällström as Linda Wallander.

The documentary and the two films can be viewed online by people inside the UK using the links above or by using the BBC iPlayer software until 14 December.