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Beck: Flesh & Blood – BBC4

Beck ep1 - Flesh and Blood shows Kristofer Hivju as Steinar

Beck drawn into a missing persons case when he helps the national security police investigate a suspected terrorist as the Swedish crime drama returns

With the nights drawing in, a welcome return for gloomy Swedish detective Martin Beck.

In tonight’s feature-length episode, Beck (Peter Haber, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), has put policing behind him for a quiet life – but it doesn’t take much to get him back in the game when a colleague needs his help in the hunt for a suspected terrorist.

Beck - shows Peter Haber as Martin Beck

Peter Haber as Martin Beck

Meanwhile, Beck’s replacement, the magnificently bearded Steinar Hovland (Kristofer Hivju, Game of Thrones’ ace Tormund Giantsbane, pictured above with fellow cop Alexandra), is investigating a young woman’s disappearance.

Could the cases be linked?

A satisfying mystery that builds to a nail-biting finale.

TV Times rating: ****