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"UnknownUnknownJanuary 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"UnknownUnknownJanuary 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"UnknownUnknownJanuary 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)
4"Deductible - Part 3"UnknownUnknownJanuary 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)
5"Hidden Defects - Part 1"UnknownUnknownFebruary 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)
6"Hidden Defects - Part 2"UnknownUnknownFebruary 11, 2013 (2013-02-11)
7"Life and Body - Part 1"UnknownUnknownFebruary 18, 2013 (2013-02-18)
8"Life and Body - Part 2"UnknownUnknownFebruary 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)
9"Violence and Power - Part 1"UnknownUnknownMarch 4, 2013 (2013-03-04)
10"Violence and Power - Part 2"UnknownUnknownMarch 11, 2013 (2013-03-11)

Season 2[edit]

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

Season 3[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"After the Wedding - Part 1"UnknownUnknownAugust 22, 2016 (2016-08-22)
2"After the Wedding - Part 2"UnknownUnknownAugust 29, 2016 (2016-08-29)
3"In Wagner's Footsteps - Part 1"UnknownUnknownSeptember 5, 2016 (2016-09-05)
4"In Wagner's Footsteps - Part 2"UnknownUnknownSeptember 12, 2016 (2016-09-12)
5"When the Mind is Ill - Part 1"UnknownUnknownSeptember 19, 2016 (2016-09-19)
6"When the Mind is Ill - Part 2"UnknownUnknownSeptember 26, 2016 (2016-09-26)
7"The Price of Addiction - Part 1"UnknownUnknownOctober 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)
8"The Price of Addiction - Part 2"UnknownUnknownOctober 10, 2016 (2016-10-10)
9"Every Man Is an Island - Part 1"UnknownUnknownOctober 17, 2016 (2016-10-17)
10"Every Man Is an Island - Part 2"UnknownUnknownOctober 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). 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.
  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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