#Dicte – A Danish Crime Drama

The second season of Danish drama Dicte received its UK premiere on More4 on Friday July 7th.  We thoroughly enjoyed it. Contemporary story lines, multiple female characters, a touch of family drama along side interesting crimes.

In season two Dicte is contacted by her father who she has been estranged from for many years and a sudden tragic turn of events finds her investigating a prostitution ring, diamond smuggling and a hit-and-run that not only links them but will bring the unknown, the unpredictable and the deadly into the lives of Dicte and police investigator John Wagner.

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From football hooliganism and match fixing to sado-masochism and murder, missing children and a mother’s lost love, Dicte is a brash, quick-witted reporter, who is not afraid to take risks or put her own life in danger. Even if it means straying to the wrong side of the law or jeopardising every relationship in her life, Dicte will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. Dicte Crime Reporter Season Two features five gripping stories told over 10 episodes – Dreams and Diamonds, Passion and Chains, Presence and Absence, Goals and Means, Law and Duty – drawn from the crime novels of bestselling Danish author Elsebeth Egholm (The Free Women’s Club).

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You can read our review of Season 1 here

You can buy the DVDs here

Nordic Noir

dicte_3D_DVDDicte Svendsen (Iben Hjejle) is Nordic Noir’s 21st century Jessica Fletcher in the sense that crime seems to be attracted to her and the show is ever so slightly formulaic.  She may also be the Nordic Noir fan’s version of Carrie Bradshaw. She has a great gang of girlfriends, she is driven in her job and she always looks great. There is a smattering of sex in the show and lots of relationship chat between the characters, again giving it a very Sex and the City feel.  An underlying plot line about the unwanted pregnancy and forced adoption that Dicte experienced when she was very young runs through the first series.

Dicte is a crime procedural drama set in Aarhus in Denmark and is based on a series of books by Danish author Elsebeth Egholm.  Aarhus is the European Capital of Culture in 2017 and I am sure the local…

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One comment

  1. I like this show very much. Glad to see it spotlighted here.

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