Dicte (TV series)

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Dicte
GenreDetective fiction
Starring
Opening themeDragonborn feat. Jacob Bellens - "The Words"
Country of originDenmark
Original languageDanish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes30
Production
Running time45 minutes
Production companyMiso Film
Release
Original networkTV 2
Original releaseJanuary 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, and the third starting July 2018. 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
Tanya Moodie Grace Tolou Aboka
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
Søren Malling Tonni
Stine Stengade Nina Storm

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07)March 11, 2013 (2013-03-11)
210September 24, 2014 (2014-09-24)November 26, 2014 (2014-11-26)
310August 22, 2016 (2016-08-22)October 24, 2016 (2016-10-24)

Season 1[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Personal - Part 1"TBATBAJanuary 7, 2013 (2013-01-07)
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.
2"Personal - Part 2"TBATBAJanuary 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
Not unexpected, but Dicte and Wagner are hot on the trail of the traffickers, only to find them closer to home.
3"Deductible - Part 1"TBATBAJanuary 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)
4"Deductible - Part 3"TBATBAJanuary 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)
5"Hidden Defects - Part 1"TBATBAFebruary 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)
6"Hidden Defects - Part 2"TBATBAFebruary 11, 2013 (2013-02-11)
7"Life and Body - Part 1"TBATBAFebruary 18, 2013 (2013-02-18)
8"Life and Body - Part 2"TBATBAFebruary 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)
9"Violence and Power - Part 1"TBATBAMarch 4, 2013 (2013-03-04)
10"Violence and Power - Part 2"TBATBAMarch 11, 2013 (2013-03-11)

Season 2[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Dreams and Diamonds - Part 1"TBATBASeptember 24, 2014 (2014-09-24)
2"Dreams and Diamonds - Part 2"TBATBAOctober 1, 2014 (2014-10-01)
3"Passion and Handcuffs - Part 1"TBATBAOctober 8, 2014 (2014-10-08)
4"Passion and Handcuffs - Part 2"TBATBAOctober 15, 2014 (2014-10-15)
5"Closeness and Distance - Part 1"TBATBAOctober 22, 2014 (2014-10-22)
6"Closeness and Distance - Part 2"TBATBAOctober 29, 2014 (2014-10-29)
7"Means and Ends - Part 1"TBATBANovember 5, 2014 (2014-11-05)
8"Means and Ends - Part 2"TBATBANovember 12, 2014 (2014-11-12)
9"Right and Responsibility - Part 1"TBATBANovember 19, 2014 (2014-11-19)
10"Right and Responsibility - Part 2"TBATBANovember 26, 2014 (2014-11-26)

Season 3[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"After the Wedding - Part 1"TBATBAAugust 22, 2016 (2016-08-22)
2"After the Wedding - Part 2"TBATBAAugust 29, 2016 (2016-08-29)
3"In Wagner's Footsteps - Part 1"TBATBASeptember 5, 2016 (2016-09-05)
4"In Wagner's Footsteps - Part 2"TBATBASeptember 12, 2016 (2016-09-12)
5"When the Mind is Ill - Part 1"TBATBASeptember 19, 2016 (2016-09-19)
6"When the Mind is Ill - Part 2"TBATBASeptember 26, 2016 (2016-09-26)
7"The Price of Addiction - Part 1"TBATBAOctober 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)
8"The Price of Addiction - Part 2"TBATBAOctober 10, 2016 (2016-10-10)
9"Every Man Is an Island - Part 1"TBATBAOctober 17, 2016 (2016-10-17)
10"Every Man Is an Island - Part 2"TBATBAOctober 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Jørgensen, Lasse Martin (8 January 2013). ""Dicte" får en blandet modtagelse" ["Dicte" gets mixed reception]. timefortv.tv (in Danish). Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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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