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The Talisman TV series by Henning Mankell & Jan Guillou
Posted 2004-07-15, updated 2004-07-16
The Talisman by Henning Mankell and Jan GuillouSwedish Television (SVT) produced eight 46 minute episodes of a television series called "The Talisman" ("Talismanen" in Swedish) written by Henning Mankell and Jan Guillou in 2003. Here is a description:
  The Talisman is a result of a unique collaboration between two of Sweden's most-acclaimed writers: Henning Mankell and Jan Guillou.

Ex-cop Wallton hunts an ancient, mystic Arabic talisman. The talisman changes hands many times. Wallton gets accused of a series of murders during his quest. Who can you trust?

The series examines many highly topical subjects: crime spreading from Eastern to Western Europe, Corruption within the police force. In addition, the series also takes a comical approach on many other contemporary issues.


The SVT web site features a video promo (requires RealPlayer) for the series but I have not be able to get it to load.

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