Dicte (TV series)

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Dicte
Genre Detective fiction
Starring
Opening theme Dragonborn feat. Jacob Bellens - "The Words"
Country of origin Denmark
Original language(s) Danish
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 30
Production
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Miso Film
Release
Original release January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07) – October 24, 2016 (2016-10-24)

Dicte (broadcast in the UK as Dicte – Crime Reporter) is a Danish series starring Iben Hjejle as crime reporter Dicte Svendsen, who has returned to her hometown of Aarhus following a divorce. The series is based on Danish author Elsebeth Egholm's series of novels about the title character. It is broadcast in Denmark on TV2 Danmark.[1]

Season 1 was broadcast in Denmark in 2013, season 2 in 2014, and season 3 in 2016. In the UK the first season was broadcast on More4 in mid-2016 as five feature-length episodes under the title Dicte - Crime Reporter,[2] followed by the second season in mid-2017. All three seasons are available on Netflix (US) since November 2016.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Actor Character
Iben Hjejle Dicte Svendsen
Lars Brygmann John Wagner
Lærke Winther Andersen Anne Skov Larsen
Lene Maria Christensen Ida Marie
Ditte Ylva Olsen Bendtsen
Emilie Kruse Rose Svendsen
Dar Salim Bo Skytte
Lars Ranthe Torsten
Thue Ersted Rasmussen Peter Boutrup
Brinette Odgaard Sorensen Cecilie Høgh
Peter Schrøder Kaiser
Sven Ole Schmidt Kurt Hassing
Ulrik Jeppesen Christian Willadsen
Jesper Riefensthal Per Simonsen
Rolf Hansen Jeppe Vrå
Simon Krogh Stenspil Darko
Miro Labovic Mirza
Jelena Bundalovic Remza
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard Cato Vinding
Neel Rønholt My

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Series Episode Title Synopsis Original Danish air date
1 1 Personal - Part 1 Dicte Svendsen moves back to her hometown, Aarhus, only to find rejection from her parents. She discovers a young woman's body when she is on journalistic assignment for something else. The detective in charge, John Wagner, and she discover a baby trafficking ring. January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07)
2 2 Personal - Part 2 Not unexpected, but Dicte and Wagner are hot on the trail of the traffickers, only to find them closer to home. January 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
3 3 Deductible - Part 1 January 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)
4 4 Deductible - Part 2 January 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)
5 5 Hidden Defects - Part 1 February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)
6 6 Hidden Defects - Part 2 February 11, 2013 (2013-02-11)
7 7 Life and Body - Part 1 February 18, 2013 (2013-02-18)
8 8 Life and Body - Part 2 February 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)
9 9 Violence and Power - Part 1 March 4, 2013 (2013-03-04)
10 10 Violence and Power - Part 2 March 11, 2013 (2013-03-11)

Season 2[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original Danish air date
11 1 Dreams and Diamonds - Part 1 September 24, 2014 (2014-09-24)
12 2 Dreams and Diamonds - Part 2 October 1, 2014 (2014-10-01)
13 3 Passion and Handcuffs - Part 1 October 8, 2014 (2014-10-08)
14 4 Passion and Handcuffs - Part 2 October 15, 2014 (2014-10-15)
15 5 Closeness and Distance - Part 1 October 22, 2014 (2014-10-22)
16 6 Closeness and Distance - Part 2 October 29, 2014 (2014-10-29)
17 7 Means and Ends - Part 1 November 5, 2014 (2014-11-05)
18 8 Means and Ends - Part 2 November 12, 2014 (2014-11-12)
19 9 Right and Responsibility - Part 1 November 19, 2014 (2014-11-19)
20 10 Right and Responsibility - Part 2 November 26, 2014 (2014-11-26)

Season 3[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original Danish air date
21 1 After the Wedding - Part 1 August 22, 2016 (2016-08-22)
22 2 After the Wedding - Part 2 August 29, 2016 (2016-08-29)
23 3 In Wagner's Footsteps - Part 1 September 5, 2016 (2016-09-05)
24 4 In Wagner's Footsteps - Part 2 September 12, 2016 (2016-09-12)
25 5 When the Mind is Ill - Part 1 September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19)
26 6 When the Mind is Ill - Part 2 September 26, 2016 (2016-09-26)
27 7 The Price of Addiction - Part 1 October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)
28 8 The Price of Addiction - Part 2 October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10)
29 9 Every Man Is an Island - Part 1 October 17, 2016 (2016-10-17)
30 10 Every Man Is an Island - Part 2 October 24, 2016 (2016-10-24)

Early reception[edit]

1.32 million viewers tuned into the first season's premiere in Denmark. While reviews were mixed, Hjejle received good reviews for her performance. Some critics complained that most of the actors' Copenhagen accents were not authentic for a show set in Aarhus, while other actors' accents were so overblown they seemed caricatures.[4][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dicte (2012-)". IMDb. 
  2. ^ Jodelka, Filipa (14 June 2016). "What I learned about Europe from watching Dicte - Crime Reporter". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ "'Dicte/Season 3 (2016) NR [Season]' - Netflix Instant". DTV USA Forum. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Jørgensen, Lasse Martin (8 January 2013). ""Dicte" får en blandet modtagelse" ["Dicte" gets mixed reception]. timefortv.tv (in Danish). Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Nielsen, Susanne (8 January 2013). "Seer-kritik: 'Dicte' er ikke aarhusiansk nok" [Viewer criticism: 'Dicte' not Aarhusian enough]. TV2 TVTID (in Danish). Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Navne, Helene (8 January 2013). "Anmeldere: Hjejle er dejlig, men "Dicte" er provinsiel og lunken" [Critics: Hjejle is great, but "Dicte" is provincial and tepid]. Politiken (in Danish). Archived from the original on 5 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Schwartz, Claudia (15 November 2014). "Dänische Krimiserie «Dicte» - Die Unbestechliche" [Danish crime series "Dicte" - The Untouchable]. Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

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