The Martin Beck Killings

Series 1 - 5. The Fire Engine That Disappeared

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Anderson

The superb series of Swedish crime dramas draws to a close with a typically complex case to solve that involves car crime, a minor orgy and an incendiary device that blows an old house apart, killing innocent residents in the process.

Martin Beck (played by Steven Macintosh) takes a back seat, leaving the hard work to Kollberg (Neil Pearson) and Larsson (Ralph Ineson). Rarely did two police officers have such a different approach to their work, which makes for some arch comic moments.

About this programme

5/10. By Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. Translated by Joan Tate and dramatised by Katie Hims. An explosion at an apartment being staked out by Larsson leaves three people dead, but tracking the villain responsible proves difficult, as the only clue the team has to work with is a vague description of the suspect. Crime thriller, starring Steven Mackintosh.

Cast and crew

Cast

Beck
Steven Mackintosh
Kollberg
Neil Pearson
Larsson
Ralph Ineson
Ronn
Russell Boulter
Gun
Sally Orrock
Nadja
Christine Absalom
Mansson
Stuart McQuarrie
Zachrisson
Joe Sims
Stromgren
Harry Livingstone
Hammar
Patrick Brennan
Hjelm
Robert Blythe
Skacke
Sam Alexander
Mrs Borg
Susie Riddell
Ingrid
Lauren Crace
Doris
Keely Beresford
Mats
Greta Dudgeon
Lesley Sharp
Nicholas Gleaves

Crew

Director
Mary Peate
Dramatised By
Katie Hims
Writer
Maj Sjowall
Writer
Per Wahloo
Categories
Drama