Series 1

Acclaimed Danish crime thriller spanning the course of a 20-day murder investigation

  • Episode 20

    20/20 Having been taken off the case, will Sarah succeed in nailing Nanna's murderer?

    First broadcast: 26 Mar 2011

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  • Episode 19

    19/20 The hunt for a missing suspect takes an unexpected turn.

    First broadcast: 26 Mar 2011

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  • Episode 18

    18/20 Sarah and Jan check out a warehouse to look for evidence but something unexpected happens.

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2011

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  • Episode 17

    17/20 Sarah and Jan are convinced there's a link between Nanna's murder and an unsolved case.

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2011

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  • Episode 16

    16/20 Sarah won't get on board when her superiors insist that Nanna's murder has been solved.

    First broadcast: 12 Mar 2011

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Episode 20

20/20 Having been taken off the case, will Sarah succeed in nailing Nanna's murderer?

Thu 15 Sep 2011 22:00 BBC Four

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  • The Characters

    Find out who’s who in The Killing.

  • Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl)

    Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl)

    Sarah Lund is Deputy Superintendent at Police Headquarters in Copenhagen. Her level head and strong sense of intuition have earned her the esteem of her colleagues, who will be sad to see her leave when she moves from Denmark to remote Sigtuna, outside Stockholm, with Swedish boyfriend Bengt and young son Mark. Sarah, Bengt and Mark are in the process of moving when the murder investigation forces Sarah to postpone her plans and stay in Copenhagen to deal with the case.

  • Jan Meyer (Søren Malling)

    Jan Meyer (Søren Malling)

    Jan Meyer is a new recruit at Police Headquarters and will be taking over Sarah Lund's job when she moves to Sweden. A capable policeman with a fiery temper, which can sometimes get him into trouble.

  • Theis Birk Larsen (Bjarne Henriksen)

    Theis Birk Larsen (Bjarne Henriksen)

    Theis runs a small but successful removal business in Copenhagen where he lives with his wife, Pernille, and their three children: eldest daughter Nanna, 19, Anton, 7, and Emil, 6.

  • Pernille Birk Larsen (Ann Eleonora Jørgensen)

    Pernille Birk Larsen (Ann Eleonora Jørgensen)

    Pernille is married to Theis and together, they have created a loving family and a successful business. She is the natural centre of the family, handling the money, the children and Theis with a firm, yet loving, hand.

  • Troels Hartmann (Lars Mikkelsen)

    Troels Hartmann (Lars Mikkelsen)

    Troels is the Liberal Party's candidate for Mayor of Copenhagen. He is a passionate politician and, since his wife died two years ago, he has thrown himself even deeper into his work. Now, Troels faces Mayor Bremer in the local elections and is determined to take his place. Recently, Troels and his political advisor Rie have become an item, and Troels has asked Rie to move in with him.

  • Rie Skovgaard (Marie Askehave)

    Rie Skovgaard (Marie Askehave)

    Rie Skovgaard is political adviser to Troels Hartmann. Savvy and well-connected, she comes from a political, affluent family with deep roots within the party. Rie is in a relationship with Troels.

  • Poul Bremer (Bent Mejding)

    Poul Bremer (Bent Mejding)

    Poul Bremer is Mayor of Copenhagen. He has been in power for 12 years and is now preparing for a final term before retirement. He is a political animal, an expert in political trickery and his attention is now focused on his greatest rival, Troels Hartmann.

  • Morten Weber (Michael Moritzen)

    Morten Weber (Michael Moritzen)

    Morten is Troels Hartmann's campaign manager and the two have been friends for 20 years.

  • Vagn Skærbæk (Nicolaj Kopernikus)

    Vagn Skærbæk (Nicolaj Kopernikus)

    Vagn works as a removal man at Theis' business and is also his oldest and closest friend. He is an invaluable right hand man within the removal company, whose occasional questionable business dealings risk putting him on the wrong side of the law.

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