The Wallander novels of Henning Mankell are the basis for the fine British crime series Wallander. The four series (seasons) of the show contain fifteen ninety-minute episodes – nine adaptations of one of the nine novels – that follow Wallander through seven years of his life.
The stark, serene and occasionally eerie landscapes of Sweden (the series was shot in and around the city of Ystad – where the novels are set) are used as both connective tissue (Wallander drives some distances between work, home and visiting his daughter) and as an emotional undercurrent (ranging from mysterious to unexpected comic relief) to the various mysteries and character arcs of the show.
Whether you, or someone you know, loves William Shakespeare, The Doctor, Swedish detective Kurt Wallander or Douglas Adams’ Girk Gently, BBC Home Entertainment has a DVD or Blu-ray set for you.
Just in time for the holidays, the company is releasing several gift sets that cover all your bases, including The BBC Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Gift Set, Wallander: The Complete Collection, Wild Africa/Tiny Giants Ultra High-Definition, the original Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and more.