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.
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, followed by the second season in mid-2017. All three seasons are available on Netflix (US) since November 2016.
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)
Personal - Part 2
Not unexpected, but Dicte and Wagner are hot on the trail of the traffickers, only to find them closer to home.
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.