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Trapped – BBC4

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The Icelandic crime drama Trapped returns with a horrifying new case

The Icelandic crime drama Trapped returns with a horrifying new case

It’s been three years since we first met brooding, bear-like cop Andri Ólafsson (the wonderful Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), and it’s good to see him back as this simmering drama series returns.

This time around, a Reykjavik politician has been attacked by a man who set himself on fire and launched himself at her.

Andri's partner Hinrika

Andri's partner Hinrika

The attacker was her twin, Gisli, so Andri, now working in Reykjavik, heads north to Gisli’s home town, where Andri’s also from, to get to the bottom of the crime.

But also up there are Andri’s estranged daughter, a far-right group and more secrets than you can shake a stick at.

Get settled in as a slow-burning but thrilling double bill gets things going…

TV Times rating: ****

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.