Witnesses (TV series)

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Witnesses
Witnesses les temois.jpg
Also known as Les Témoins
Genre Police procedural
Created by Marc Herpoux
Hervé Hadmar
Written by Marc Herpoux
Hervé Hadmar
Directed by Hervé Hadmar
Starring Marie Dompnier
Jan Hammenecker
Alexandre Carrière
Florence Bolufer
Thierry Lhermitte
Laurent Lucas
Catherine Mouchet
Audrey Fleurot
Judith Henry
Composer(s) Éric Demarsan
Country of origin France
Original language(s) French
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 14 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Jean-Pierre Fayer
Fabienne Servan-Schreiber
Cinematography Jean-Max Bernard
Editor(s) Emmanuelle Labbé
Diane Logan
Aurique Delannoy
Running time 55 minutes
Production company(s) Cinétévé
Release
Original network France 2 (France)
La Une (Belgium)
Channel 4 (UK; 2015)
BBC Four (UK; 2017)
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 22 November 2014 (2014-11-22) – present
External links
Website

Witnesses (French: Les Témoins) is a French police procedural television series, created by Marc Herpoux and Hervé Hadmar, that first premiered in Belgium on La Une on November 22, 2014.[1] Set in the small coastal town of Le Tréport in northern France, police detectives Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier) and Justin (Jan Hammenecker) investigate when bodies of murder victims are unearthed and left for discovery. Former chief-of-police Paul Maisonneuve (Thierry Lhermitte), is implicated. This series was later broadcast in France on France 2 from March 8, 2015, and from May 1, 2015, Netflix began streaming a subtitled version in the United States.[2] Channel 4 broadcast the series in the United Kingdom from July 22, 2015.

Marie Dompnier won a Golden FIPA award for the best actress in a television series at 2015's Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming for her role as Sandra Winckler.[3] In March 2016, France 2 announced a second series was in production. This series premiered in France on March 15, 2017.[4] Sandra and Justin find themselves on the trail of a serial killer whose modus operandi is to murder all former lovers of his kidnap victims. Audrey Fleurot and Judith Henry joined the cast.[5] In the UK, this series was broadcast on BBC Four from 25 November 2017.

Cast[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Series 2[edit]

  • Audrey Fleurot as Catherine Keemer
  • Judith Henry as Maxine
  • Steve Driesen as Oliver Keemer
  • Yannick Choirat as Geir Jansen
  • Guillaume Durieux as Eric Winckler
  • Anne Benoît as Christiane Varène
  • Philip Desmeules as Antoine Barrier
  • Dominique Bettenfeld as Martin Souriau

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2015)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byBritish air dateUK viewers
(million)[6]
1"Episode 1"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux22 July 2015 (2015-07-22)1.01
2"Episode 2"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux29 July 2015 (2015-07-29)0.75
3"Episode 3"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux5 August 2015 (2015-08-05)0.72
4"Episode 4"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux12 August 2015 (2015-08-12)N/A
5"Episode 5"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux19 August 2015 (2015-08-19)N/A
6"Episode 6"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux26 August 2015 (2015-08-26)N/A

Series 2 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byBritish air dateUK viewers
(million)
1"Episode 1"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux25 November 2017 (2017-11-25)1.20
2"Episode 2"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux25 November 2017 (2017-11-25)0.95
3"Episode 3"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux2 December 2017 (2017-12-02)N/A
4"Episode 4"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux2 December 2017 (2017-12-02)N/A
5"Episode 5"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux9 December 2017 (2017-12-09)N/A
6"Episode 6"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux9 December 2017 (2017-12-09)N/A
7"Episode 7"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux16 December 2017 (2017-12-16)N/A
8"Episode 8"Hervé HadmarHervé Hadmar & Marc Herpoux16 December 2017 (2017-12-16)N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les témoins" (in French). FranceTV.fr. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  2. ^ France, Lisa Respers (30 April 2015). "New streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu in May". CNN. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Awards, IMDb, Undated.Retrieved: 24 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Witnesses' returns for season two". NordicNoirandbeyond.fr. Retrieved 18 Mar 2018. 
  5. ^ https://crimefictionlover.com/2017/11/witnesses-season-2-coming-to-bbc-four/
  6. ^ http://www.barb.co.uk/viewing-data/weekly-top-10/

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