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Episode 3 of 3

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Detective Zen works against the clock to recover the kidnapped Ruggerio Miletti, a wealthy industrialist with political ties. The involvement of the manipulative family and a beautiful grieving widow complicate matters. Meanwhile Tania's husband does everything he can to get rid of Zen.

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  • Executive producer Andy Harries on the long journey to adapt the novels for the screen:

    Executive producer Andy Harries on the long journey to adapt the novels for the screen:

    "I do think that Michael Dibdin would have been very pleased with the choice of Rufus Sewell as the detective."

    Read Andy's post at the BBC TV blog
  • Italian Noir

    Italian Noir

    Time Shift profiles a new wave of Italian crime fiction that has emerged to challenge the conventions of the detective novel. There are no happy endings in these noir tales only revelations about Italy’s dark heart – a world of corruption, unsolved murders and the mafia.

    BBC Four documentary on Italian Crime Fiction


Amedeo Colonna
Ben Miles
Stanley Townsend
Cinzia Miletti
Sarah-Jane Potts
Giorgio De Angelis
Vincent Riotta
Vincenzo Fabri
Ed Stoppard
Anthony Higgins
Ernesto Heuber
Michael McElhatton
Carlo Fagioli
Callum Blue
Silvio Miletti
Sebastian Armesto
Donatella Pirotta
Zoe Tapper
Nadia Pirlo
Cosima Shaw


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