Wallander (film series)

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Wallander is a film series based on the Kurt Wallander novels written by Henning Mankell and was adapted into a miniseries or TV film by Sveriges Television (SVT) between 1994 and 2006. These Swedish-language films starred Rolf Lassgård as Wallander. The final film Pyramiden (2007) features Gustaf Skarsgård as a younger Wallander.

Film series[edit]

  • Faceless Killers (Mördare utan ansikte). Made in 1994; directed by Per Berglund, with screenplay by Lars Bjorkman.[1]
  • The Dogs of Riga (Hundarna i Riga). Made in 1995; directed by Per Berglund, with screenplay by Lars Bjorkman.[2]
  • The White Lioness (Den Vita lejoninnan). Made in 1996; directed by Per Berglund, with screenplay by Lars Bjorkman.[3]
  • Sidetracked (Villospår). Made in 2001; directed by Leif Magnusson, with screenplay by Henning Mankell.[4]
  • The Fifth Woman (Den 5e kvinnan). Made in 2002; directed by Birger Larsen, with screenplay by Klas Abrahamsson and Birger Larsen.[5]
  • The Man Who Smiled (Mannen som log). Made in 2003; directed by Leif Lindblom, with screenplay by Klas Abrahamsson and Michael Hjorth.[6]
  • One Step Behind (Steget efter). Made in 2005; directed by Birger Larsen, with screenplay by Klas Abrahamsson and Michael Hjorth.[7]
  • Firewall (Brandvägg). Made in 2006; directed by Lisa Siwe, with screenplay by Michael Hjorth.[8]
  • The Pyramid (Pyramiden). Made in 2007; directed by Daniel Lind Lagerlöf, with screenplay by Michael Hjorth. Released on video only.[9]

Series UK airdates and ratings[edit]

Episode Originally aired UK BBC4 Official ratings Repeat airdate Official ratings 2nd Repeat airdate Official ratings
The Man Who Smiled Saturday 11 December 2010
21.00
370,000 Saturday 8 October 2011
21.00
399,000 Saturday 13 July 2013
21.00
540,000
Firewall Part 1 Saturday 18 December 2010
21.00
283,000 Saturday 29 October 2011
21.00
<323,000 Saturday 20 July 2013
21.00
421,000
Firewall Part 2 Monday 20 December 2010
22.00
423,000 Saturday 5 November 2011
21.00
<333,000 Saturday 27 July 2013
21.00
455,000
One Step Behind Sunday 26 December 2010
21.00
416,000 Saturday 15 October 2011
21.00
376,000
The Pyramid Saturday 1 January 2011
21.00
480,000 Saturday 12 November 2011
21.00
454,000 Saturday 3 August 2013
21.00
491,000
Sidetracked Part 1 Saturday 28 July 2012
21.00
609,000 Saturday 15 June 2013
21.00
528,000
Sidetracked Part 2 Saturday 4 August 2012
21.00
416,000 Saturday 22 June 2013
21.00
420,000
The Fifth Woman Part 1 Saturday 11 August 2012
21.00
410,000 Saturday 29 June 2013
21.00
575,000
The Fifth Woman Part 2 Saturday 11 August 2012
21.55
377,000 Saturday 29 June 2013
21.55
476,000
The Fifth Woman Part 3 Saturday 18 August 2012
21.00
652,000 Saturday 6 July 2013
21.00
<424,000
The Fifth Woman Part 4 Saturday 18 August 2012
22.00
626,000 Saturday 6 July 2013
22.00
424,000
Faceless Killers Part 1 Friday 26 December 2014
21.00
597,000
Faceless Killers Part 2 Friday 26 December 2014
21.55
568,000
Faceless Killers Part 3 Thursday 1 January 2015
21.00
490,000
Faceless Killers Part 4 Thursday 1 January 2015
21.55
<490,000
The Dogs of Riga Part 1 Saturday 3 January 2015
21.00
681,000
The Dogs of Riga Part 2 Saturday 3 January 2015
21.55
616,000
The White Lioness Monday 31 August 2015
00.00
<366,000

References[edit]