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S1-E5 The Fire Engine That Disappeared

S1-E5 The Fire Engine That Disappeared

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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.


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 & Crew

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