Before you ask, yes, you're right, I was just thinking the same thing.
BBCWorldwide video: Wallander's Revenge. Scenes of Ystad Square. Uploaded on March 5, 2010. http://youtu.be/0QpgFaCQOnc
Originally broadcast on BBC1, where it continues to air and Series 3 started up in early July, almost two years since the last episode of Series 2 was supposed to air in the U.S., this past Sunday we finally saw Season 3's series-opener An Event in Autumn.
Below, a preview of that episode.
See the entire episode online here until October 9th: http://video.pbs.org/video/2276220740
gogomezzz video: PBS "Wallander" Series 1, Episode 1- "Sidetracked" based on the 1999 novel "Villospår," starring Kenneth Branagh as Police Inspector Kurt Wallander. Here, with David Warner as his father Povel Wallander, who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease. Uploaded on October 6, 2010. http://youtu.be/gXRjmsMpaA8
I know because I've waited and waited and waited... only to hear about it from friends in other U.S. cities, while we in backwater South Florida were getting buried under an avalanche of WPBT's mishmash of programming geared to get elderly Anglophiles and elderly supporters of Israel to cough up some money during one of their all-too-frequent fundraising drives.
The last point is ironic given Mankell's well-known anti-Israel political sentiments, even to the point of having been a passenger and willing participant on one of the Palestinian Ship of Fools flotillas that never succeeded, but still, I wanted to see the shows -in order- and not have to buy the DVD to do that.
I've said it here before but it bears repeating: to me, compared to the options that are available to other PBS viewers in other parts of the country, WPBT-TV, Channel 2, based out of North Miami, is the worst-run PBS station of any American city I've ever lived in, given its resources and locale, and I know of what I speak.
The current management people making decisions at Channel 2 seem not capable of the sort of thinking outside-of-the-box that its former execs did to give South Florida programming that nobody else was offering us.
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In the Footsteps of Wallander: A Guide to Ystad and the surrounding area for fans of criminal inspector Kurt Wallander:
To get an application for the above, download at App Store and Android Market. www.wallander.ystad.se
ystadweb video: The Film about Ystad (English version, HD). Uploaded March 11, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Unless something unusual happens in the next few weeks, like some crazy and wonderful invitation or completely out-of-the-blue opportunity presents itself, I won't be getting to Skåne on my upcoming trip to Sweden.
Or Malmö or Göteborg.