The Scandinavian-noir crime series, which is written by Hans Rosenfeldt, returns for its fourth season this week on BBC 2. The bridge, starring Sofia Helin and Thule Lindhardt, focuses along the crossing between Denmark and Sweden – namely the Øresund Bridge which links Malmo with Copenhagen. The show is in its native Swedish and Danish but accommodates English subtitles.
After spending 2 years in prison before being release on the grounds of reasonable doubt, former detective Saga Noren is thrust back into the line of duty when a high-ranking government official is found stoned to death near the Øresund Bridge. Along with her partner Henrikh, Saga must delve into the murky world of snitching, organised crime and betrayal as it becomes clear that the murder on the bridge was the first of many.
The Bridge – Friday 9:00pm on BBC 2.