Enter our competition and put Beck back on your screen!
The duo Martin Beck (Peter Haber) and Gunvald Larsson (Mikael Persbrandt) returned to BBC Four with a thrilling fifth season of heinous crimes to keep us and them busy. Barry Forshaw, author and Nordic Noir aficionado lauds the show as: “a full-rate series which does full justice to Sjöwall & Wahlöö’s memorable team of coppers”. The series may have started back in 1997, but like a fine wine these Swedish detectives are distinguished and have aged eighteen years with aplomb.
We are giving away 3 DVDs to 3 lucky winners of Beck: The Series, featuring the brilliant and underrated Beck, along with his temperamental steely-eyed partner Larsson with four brand new episodes, as well as the final episode of season four, episode 26: Buried Alive.
Episode 26: Buried Alive
The case from the previous season sees a masked villain burying pillars of society alive in wooden boxes. The bodies mount up as suspects quickly turn up as the next victims. With the threat of a serial killer on their hands, the duo are pressured to solve the mystery in a race-against-time.
Episode 27: Room 302
As Beck and Larsson follow-up on their leads they reveal that the victim of a mugging and a corpse found in a hotel room are connected. However, they must get used to their new boss and his insistence on being actively involved – more involved than they have been used to in the past.
Episode 28: The Family
When an infamous figure of the criminal underworld is shot by a sniper in front of his family, the partners are faced with an infinite number of suspects who could be to blame. However, another case involving a mother killed in a car park is soon discovered to be more than a tenuous link.
Episode 29: The Invasion
Identifying two corpses found buried proves to mystify Beck and Larsson, until the ramblings of a white supremacist may have some significance when an Islamic terrorist group is the primary lead. Could this be a fundamentalist cell operating in Sweden, or is there a far sinister plot closer to home?
Episode 30: The Hospital Murders
A series of hospital murders begins from an unlikely source. An elderly patient suffering from motor neurone disease dies which may appear as death from natural causes. Nevertheless, suspicions arise when the detectives are called in to unveil that the terminal illness has been used as a convenient cover.
To win a copy of the new season of Beck on DVD, all you need to do is answer the following question correctly:
In which film did Mikael Persbrandt co-star, following Lars Mikkelsen’s departure from the production, three weeks before filming due to a family illness?
a) The Hypnotist
b) Someone You Love
c) The Salvation
***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED***
To enter, you must be: (a) A UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry • The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of NordicNoir.TV • No purchase necessary • Only one entry per person. • The prize is 1x copy of ‘Beck’ episodes 26-30 on DVD per person, with 3x winners in total • By entering the competition, you are allowing us to add you to the Nordic Noir mailing list • All entries must be made using the form supplied • No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason • The winner will be chosen at random from all those entrants who have selected the correct answer • The closing date for the competition is 2pm 17th November 2015. If you win, we will notify you by e-mail • Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into • The prize is not exchangeable for cash or any other prize • If, for any reason, an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value • Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified