March 7, 2011
ANOTHER HELPING OF DANISH:
BBC Four buys second series of The Killing (Neil Midgley, 05 Mar 2011, Telegraph)
The first series has become a cult hit for the digital channel BBC Four, which is showing double-bills on Saturday evenings - and scoring audience appreciation figures at almost unprecedented levels of 94 per cent.
Half a million viewers a week have been tuning in to see unflappable detective Sarah Lund, played by Sofie Grabol, unravel the murder of Copenhagen teenager Nanna Birk Larsen - and, with it, a web of intrigue spanning coalition politics, the integration of Muslim immigrants, online dating and removal vans.
The BBC has now announced that it will show the 10-episode second series - which has already been transmitted in Denmark - later this year. A third series has been commissioned for transmission in 2012, and AMC, the network that shows Mad Men, has commissioned an American remake. blockquote>