Note to my Readers of a new, Australian Series: The Code BBC4 in the UK-Channel number 107 on Virgin Media TV-coming soon. Plus The Walking Dead Series Five, Homeland and Gotham. See at the end of notes for quoted description and synopsis of The Code from the BBC4 website as referenced.

Note to my Readers posted 29th September 2014.
New Series The Code.


So I have just seen a fleeting glimpse of a TV trailer on BBC4 for The Code:
“Coming Soon”.
 I reckon somewhere around when Crimes  Of Passion ends.
Yey-BBC4!
See below Returning series.
***

Returning Series: 
Season Five of The Walking Dead Starts on 13th October @ 10pm on FOX Channel or Channel number 157 on Virgin TV

Homeland Series ? is “coming soon” to Channel Four in the UK

Gotham on FOX looks interesting.  Coming in “the fall/ autumn”  You gotta love Batman.

***

This is a reposting from a more recent post mentioning The Code.
First posted: 23rd August 2014.

Crimes Of Passion BBC4
In Swedish with English subtitles.
A husband and wife Detective duo set in 1950’s Sweden.
Also, this is not confirmed as yet but by my reckoning BBC4 should be showing:
Crimes Of Passion after Inspector Montalbano finishes. I have seen a brief and fleeting glimpse of an Ad on TV for Crimes Of Passion.  BBC4 sure likes to play its cards close to its chest.

Dear BBC4: we have been waiting a long time for this promised season of new European drama now!  Plus, whatever happened to the interesting looking Australian series: The Code? Plus Hostages/ Bei Aruba?

*Update*
Crimes Of Passion starts Saturday 30th August@ 9pm on BBC4
First episode of Six.

Reposting of an earlier post about The Code
First posted: 18th April 2014.
Hey, this sounds interesting:

Taken from the BBC.co.uk/Media centre-sourced 18th April 2014
(brackets are mine)

BBC4-The Code
11th April 2014
(Description)
I quote:
“A new six part Australian thriller The Code has been acquired by Sue Deeks for BBC Four from DCD Rights. Produced by Playmaker, this new series reinforces BBC Four’s reputation as the true home of international drama.”

“The Code is set in the spectacular Australian landscape and tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information that those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret.”

“Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four, says: “Following the success of The Bridge II and Salamander, both of which attracted audiences of over 1m an episode, I’m delighted to welcome another action-packed thriller to the channel, this time from the striking landscape of Australia – reinforcing BBC Four’s reputation as the home of the best international drama.”

“Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, says: “The Code is an intelligent and compelling thriller with a top-notch cast in a spectacular landscape – it has all of the ingredients that BBC Four viewers love.”

6 Episodes (of an hour each)
(Date as yet unknown)

(Synopsis)
I quote:
“In the middle of the outback, a stolen 4WD (four wheel drive?) collides with a transport truck. Two local kids in the car are badly hurt.  Someone should have called for help, but they didn’t.  They didn’t because they work for an international research project no-one talks about and their cargo is a prohibited substance”

“The accident would have remained a mystery were it not for Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse Banks(Ashley Zuckerman).  Ned is a young internet Journalist desperate for a break and Jesse is his troubled younger brother whose obsession with hacking has got him into serious difficulties”.

“Ned and Jesse Banks are given a poisoned chalice when a phone video of the outback incident arrives in their in-box.  Their decision to dig deeper drags the brothers into the darkest heart of politics, the web of black marketeers and the international agencies that monitor and manipulate them.  Together, they suddenly become the unlikeliest crusaders for democracy”.

The question is just how far those in authority will go to keep their explosive secret safe-and just how far the two brothers will go to reveal the truth.”

Note to my Readers of a new, Australian Series: The Code BBC4 in the UK-Channel number 107 on Virgin Media TV-coming soon. Plus The Walking Dead Series Five, Homeland and Gotham. See at the end of notes for quoted description and synopsis of The Code from the BBC4 website as referenced.

Note to my Readers posted 29th September 2014.
New Series The Code.

So I have just seen a fleeting glimpse of a TV trailer on BBC4 for The Code:
“Coming Soon”.
 I reckon somewhere around when Crimes  Of Passion ends.
Yey-BBC4!
See below Returning series.
***

Returning Series: 
Season Five of The Walking Dead Starts on 13th October @ 10pm on FOX Channel or Channel number 157 on Virgin TV

Homeland Series ? is “coming soon” to Channel Four in the UK

Gotham on FOX looks interesting.  Coming in “the fall/ autumn”  You gotta love Batman.

***

This is a reposting from a more recent post mentioning The Code.
First posted: 23rd August 2014.

Crimes Of Passion BBC4
In Swedish with English subtitles.
A husband and wife Detective duo set in 1950’s Sweden.
Also, this is not confirmed as yet but by my reckoning BBC4 should be showing:
Crimes Of Passion after Inspector Montalbano finishes. I have seen a brief and fleeting glimpse of an Ad on TV for Crimes Of Passion.  BBC4 sure likes to play its cards close to its chest.

Dear BBC4: we have been waiting a long time for this promised season of new European drama now!  Plus, whatever happened to the interesting looking Australian series: The Code? Plus Hostages/ Bei Aruba?

*Update*
Crimes Of Passion starts Saturday 30th August@ 9pm on BBC4
First episode of Six.

Reposting of an earlier post about The Code
First posted: 18th April 2014.
Hey, this sounds interesting:

Taken from the BBC.co.uk/Media centre-sourced 18th April 2014
(brackets are mine)

BBC4-The Code
11th April 2014
(Description)
I quote:
“A new six part Australian thriller The Code has been acquired by Sue Deeks for BBC Four from DCD Rights. Produced by Playmaker, this new series reinforces BBC Four’s reputation as the true home of international drama.”

“The Code is set in the spectacular Australian landscape and tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information that those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret.”

“Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four, says: “Following the success of The Bridge II and Salamander, both of which attracted audiences of over 1m an episode, I’m delighted to welcome another action-packed thriller to the channel, this time from the striking landscape of Australia – reinforcing BBC Four’s reputation as the home of the best international drama.”

“Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, says: “The Code is an intelligent and compelling thriller with a top-notch cast in a spectacular landscape – it has all of the ingredients that BBC Four viewers love.”

6 Episodes (of an hour each)
(Date as yet unknown)

(Synopsis)
I quote:
“In the middle of the outback, a stolen 4WD (four wheel drive?) collides with a transport truck. Two local kids in the car are badly hurt.  Someone should have called for help, but they didn’t.  They didn’t because they work for an international research project no-one talks about and their cargo is a prohibited substance”

“The accident would have remained a mystery were it not for Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse Banks(Ashley Zuckerman).  Ned is a young internet Journalist desperate for a break and Jesse is his troubled younger brother whose obsession with hacking has got him into serious difficulties”.

“Ned and Jesse Banks are given a poisoned chalice when a phone video of the outback incident arrives in their in-box.  Their decision to dig deeper drags the brothers into the darkest heart of politics, the web of black marketeers and the international agencies that monitor and manipulate them.  Together, they suddenly become the unlikeliest crusaders for democracy”.

The question is just how far those in authority will go to keep their explosive secret safe-and just how far the two brothers will go to reveal the truth.”

Secrets and Lies-Episode One. Some notes and dialogue on first watching followed by my review at the end. Minor Spoilers. On Channel Five in the UK or Channel number 105 on Virgin Media TV Tuesdays @10pm Nb. Catch up on Demand 5

Secrets and Lies 
Channel Five first aired:23/09/14


Episode One.


TV Preview:
“Ben Grundelach is an ordinary, everyday family man who finds the body of a murdered four year old boy.  Now everyone on the street is a suspect and Ben is shocked that he is at the top of the list”.

Some notes and dialogue.


So the introduction is promising in that the scene is beautifully filmed, drenched in blue and greys and an onward travelling shot over a blue river.

Detective Sergeant Ian Corneille to Ben:
“I received your notes from the officers at the scene..”
“Quite a shock?”
He looks at Ben.

Ben: (making tea)
“You want milk?”
Detective Corneille:
“Black”.
Detective Corneille:
“How did you know he was dead?”

Later.
Ben:
“Why do they have to take my clothes?”
Ben’s wife:
“I am sure it is just procedure..”

So I am liking the impassivity of the Detective.  He is scarily impressive and appears highly suspicious at the same time.  Of Ben.

(thunder rumbles)

So there is an elderly couple, white haired, lively and curious as to the goings on.  Then there is Ben, his wife and two children.  Plus Ben’s friend who is living with Ben’s family in the pool house or cabin.  The family of the victim as well of course.  They are all suspects.

(cutlery scrapes)
(music playing softly)

(sombre music)
It is dark.  It rains.  The house is incredibly yet understatedly stylish. Plus Ben’s house is in a lovely tropical garden. With a tiled swimming pool in the back.

Ahah.
Another couple on the street appear.  Looking a little bit shady.  Fidgeting near the bins.

I like that people say things like: “shit head”.

Another suspect appears.  Malcolm.  Ben’s brother-in-law. ( i think)

Vanessa is the name of the neighbour.

Secrets and Lies is like Desperate Housewives in the suburban setting.

As Ben becomes the prime suspect, things start to go from bad to worse.

***

TV Note:
“Demand 5 has webisodes of Secret and Lies”

***
Review

Secret and Lies looks quite promising.  It is fresh and different in setting, style and atmosphere.  I found myself remembering the series The Slap, also an Australian series and production.  Like The Slap, Secrets and Lies features suburban family life.  Deceptively day to day.

The Slap started off all sunny and bright and breezy and morphed into a multi-layered horror tragedy.  Secrets and Lies takes us pretty much directly into the horror and tragedy up close and in full daylight.

In retrospect it is quite refreshing that the family who are the focus of the drama so far are not the parents that have lost a child.  Likewise it is fresh in a drama for the couple to be already breaking up. Not later as a result of the death.

Although as it becomes clear: they are suffering repercussions as a family.  Due to Ben, a man, having found the body.

Being the one to find the body seems to arise more suspicion with the enigmatic Leonardo DiCaprio look-alike Detective Corneille.  More suspicion than I thought Detectives would have since they usually suspect the last person to see the deceased alive.

I went all Police procedural there.  Clearly I have subsumed some jargon.  There is a lot of Police on TV.  Odd thought.

No, really: murder mysteries, Police.  Police reality shows, Police.  Other reality shows where Sheriffs come to reclaim money.  It sounds romantic but they don’t look like Sheriffs.  I am sensing a theme here.  Still, I digress.

The thing is, the ever impassive Detective Ian Corneille is starting to bother me with his questions. Does he know more than he is letting on?  Every question and pause, or casual point from Detective Corneille, seems designed to confabulate and convince both Ben and the viewer of his guilt.

I started off thinking Ben was innocent and now I am wondering too.  However this feeling maybe due to the ease and skill by which  Detective Corneille works.    Overall, Ben’s story is so vague and ludicrous, I tend to think it is true.  Of course conversely this could all equally convey guilt.

Why was Ben jogging in the dark?  Why, indeed how would one resuscitate in the dark?  Although Ben is of the age group that would not necessarily know (about) or have downloaded a phone Application for a torch/ flash-light.  He might though have thought to shine his phone as a light, dim as it was.

However Ben, since we see him hot footing it in sweating terror in the beginning, burst into a house to use the phone.  So he had no phone with him.

All this and more.  Everybody, including the rest of Ben’s family, the neighbours and the single parent of Ben are suspects.  Nosy neighbour Vanessa across the way may have been fishing for news or wracked with guilt or both.

It is looking like the story will focus on Ben and his family.  It maybe that each suspect’s side of the story will be considered.

Mostly, as the excerpt for the next week’s episode shows: Ben is going to go on a quest.  Either to prove his innocence and or delve into dark secrets held by one of his neighbours or his own family.

Plus Secrets and Lies is beautifully filmed in cinematographically accurate close-ups of suburban countryside and the interiors of people’s lives and houses.

All washed out river water blues, tropical rain damp greens.  With a dull blue limpid sky.

***

Footnotes.

The actor who plays Ben’s old friend,living in Ben’s Pool-house is the same actor who played:
“Druggy Doug” in Underbelly: The Tale of Two Cities (Series Two).

Nb. “Shit head” would never happen on the BBC.  Murder most gruesome, yes.  But not:
“shit head”.

Secrets and Lies-Episode One. Some notes and dialogue on first watching followed by my review at the end. Minor Spoilers. On Channel Five in the UK or Channel number 105 on Virgin Media TV Tuesdays @10pm Nb. Catch up on Demand 5

Secrets and Lies 
Channel Five first aired:23/09/14

Episode One.

TV Preview:
“Ben Grundelach is an ordinary, everyday family man who finds the body of a murdered four year old boy.  Now everyone on the street is a suspect and Ben is shocked that he is at the top of the list”.

Some notes and dialogue.

So the introduction is promising in that the scene is beautifully filmed, drenched in blue and greys and an onward travelling shot over a blue river.

Detective Sergeant Ian Corneille to Ben:
“I received your notes from the officers at the scene..”
“Quite a shock?”
He looks at Ben.

Ben: (making tea)
“You want milk?”
Detective Corneille:
“Black”.
Detective Corneille:
“How did you know he was dead?”

Later.
Ben:
“Why do they have to take my clothes?”
Ben’s wife:
“I am sure it is just procedure..”

So I am liking the impassivity of the Detective.  He is scarily impressive and appears highly suspicious at the same time.  Of Ben.

(thunder rumbles)

So there is an elderly couple, white haired, lively and curious as to the goings on.  Then there is Ben, his wife and two children.  Plus Ben’s friend who is living with Ben’s family in the pool house or cabin.  The family of the victim as well of course.  They are all suspects.

(cutlery scrapes)
(music playing softly)

(sombre music)
It is dark.  It rains.  The house is incredibly yet understatedly stylish. Plus Ben’s house is in a lovely tropical garden. With a tiled swimming pool in the back.

Ahah.
Another couple on the street appear.  Looking a little bit shady.  Fidgeting near the bins.

I like that people say things like: “shit head”.

Another suspect appears.  Malcolm.  Ben’s brother-in-law. ( i think)

Vanessa is the name of the neighbour.

Secrets and Lies is like Desperate Housewives in the suburban setting.

As Ben becomes the prime suspect, things start to go from bad to worse.

***

TV Note:
“Demand 5 has webisodes of Secret and Lies”

***
Review

Secret and Lies looks quite promising.  It is fresh and different in setting, style and atmosphere.  I found myself remembering the series The Slap, also an Australian series and production.  Like The Slap, Secrets and Lies features suburban family life.  Deceptively day to day.

The Slap started off all sunny and bright and breezy and morphed into a multi-layered horror tragedy.  Secrets and Lies takes us pretty much directly into the horror and tragedy up close and in full daylight.

In retrospect it is quite refreshing that the family who are the focus of the drama so far are not the parents that have lost a child.  Likewise it is fresh in a drama for the couple to be already breaking up. Not later as a result of the death.

Although as it becomes clear: they are suffering repercussions as a family.  Due to Ben, a man, having found the body.

Being the one to find the body seems to arise more suspicion with the enigmatic Leonardo DiCaprio look-alike Detective Corneille.  More suspicion than I thought Detectives would have since they usually suspect the last person to see the deceased alive.

I went all Police procedural there.  Clearly I have subsumed some jargon.  There is a lot of Police on TV.  Odd thought.

No, really: murder mysteries, Police.  Police reality shows, Police.  Other reality shows where Sheriffs come to reclaim money.  It sounds romantic but they don’t look like Sheriffs.  I am sensing a theme here.  Still, I digress.

The thing is, the ever impassive Detective Ian Corneille is starting to bother me with his questions. Does he know more than he is letting on?  Every question and pause, or casual point from Detective Corneille, seems designed to confabulate and convince both Ben and the viewer of his guilt.

I started off thinking Ben was innocent and now I am wondering too.  However this feeling maybe due to the ease and skill by which  Detective Corneille works.    Overall, Ben’s story is so vague and ludicrous, I tend to think it is true.  Of course conversely this could all equally convey guilt.

Why was Ben jogging in the dark?  Why, indeed how would one resuscitate in the dark?  Although Ben is of the age group that would not necessarily know (about) or have downloaded a phone Application for a torch/ flash-light.  He might though have thought to shine his phone as a light, dim as it was.

However Ben, since we see him hot footing it in sweating terror in the beginning, burst into a house to use the phone.  So he had no phone with him.

All this and more.  Everybody, including the rest of Ben’s family, the neighbours and the single parent of Ben are suspects.  Nosy neighbour Vanessa across the way may have been fishing for news or wracked with guilt or both.

It is looking like the story will focus on Ben and his family.  It maybe that each suspect’s side of the story will be considered.

Mostly, as the excerpt for the next week’s episode shows: Ben is going to go on a quest.  Either to prove his innocence and or delve into dark secrets held by one of his neighbours or his own family.

Plus Secrets and Lies is beautifully filmed in cinematographically accurate close-ups of suburban countryside and the interiors of people’s lives and houses.

All washed out river water blues, tropical rain damp greens.  With a dull blue limpid sky.

***

Footnotes.

The actor who plays Ben’s old friend,living in Ben’s Pool-house is the same actor who played:
“Druggy Doug” in Underbelly: The Tale of Two Cities (Series Two).

Nb. “Shit head” would never happen on the BBC.  Murder most gruesome, yes.  But not:
“shit head”.

Crimes Of Passion Episode Four-Minor Spoilers only-On in the UK BBC4 or Channel number 107 on Virgin Media TV Saturdays @ 9pm. Six episodes.

Crimes Of Passion Episode Four

Clairvoyant, Fanny:
“She was called odd Gertrude, Gertrude Uddgren,”
“She came at midnight, passing the old wild roses..”
“floating through the mist..”
“down to the old earth cellar..”
“wild and carefree..”
“But the wailing is enough to freeze the blood in your very veins!”..

Gabrielle: (Christer’s fiancée)
“Murdered”!..
Swedish sounds almost the same for murdered.
(I love how Swedish people say murdered)

Clairvoyant Fanny: (doing a Tarot card reading)
“I have seen these cards before,
“roses, kisses and death…”
Fanny looks across the table at Christer and Gabrielle.

Then the servant girl runs through the emerald green forest, in the black night.

Song:
“Far away there is a melody..”
“love you to death..”

ROSES, KISSES & DEATH.

Why is Eje now introducing himself as Einar?  Is Eje his nickname?  Plus why is his hair now dark and he is wearing glasses.  For a moment I thought they had changed actors but it is definitely him.

Puck is ill and has one of those original flowered eiderdowns.

Puck falls asleep and when she wakes up there has been another bad thing happen.  Already.

So the paint palette is getting all shades of Chagall paintings of blue at night along with some incredible green and grey.

Gabrielle’s father to Puck:
“Have you ever been to the Riviera?”
“You would be a hit, petite, elegante, with spirit..”

Eje has a go at theorising a case along with Puck and Christer  Of course this will never work.

Aunt Fanny to Puck:
“But you must stay, for Christer’s sake?”
“It is critical..”
Puck:
“But Christer has Bella..”

The town Doctor has a stuffed owl on a perch in his office!
It must have been the fashion.

Christer is good at nicking incriminating evidence from just under the nose of suspects.

Puck is on a walk, fag in hand.

‘Belle:
“Grandpa said forget about romance, go for style, ambition and class!”

Another electric blue night with water as well in added blue.

(dog whines)
Christer’s shadow makes a classic 1940’s Private Detective shape in an equally classic glass paned investigator’s door.

Christer to suspect:
“Even Playboys get old..”

The piano has a Lyre for a base.

Helene has a green silk shift dress the same colour as the forest.

Christer:
“I go by facts, not intuition!”
Isabelle to Christer:
“Fall in love with her instead!” (Puck)
“At least you will have the same interests!”
Puck clears her throat, embarrassed.

The blue night and sea.  They have added a luminous crescent moon.

Incredible forest of green with tall grass.

Christer uses telephones seamlessly.

The moon, rather quickly, has become a pebble shaped oval, hanging in the sky.

So it turns out to be the least likely person.  I had wondered however.

Uh oh.  Seriously sinister scene.  More incredibly shaded colours of door, wall and floor.
(stairs creak)

Christer to Puck:
“I am glad you chose a man who can take care of you..”
“That is paramount, isn’t it?”
They look at each other then away, then back at each other again.  Ah.

Puck to Christer:
“Maybe you are misreading things..people are not themselves..”
Christer:
“On the contrary, me too,”
“So much so that I would run away if I were you..”

Puck and Christer touch heads, holding hands, clasped above both chests.
The moment stretches out for half a forever.

later.
(scraping and movement upstairs)

Police Constable of the town to Christer:
“The forensic anthropologist’s report is here”
Lucky they had that (forensics) then.

Christer to suspect:
“A true romantic would not have been put off for a woman’s supposed lack of honour..”
“He would see her for who she was!”

I love how even the murderer’s confession is terribly polite.
The murderer puts one slim finger, slightly leaning towards their temple and sort of smiles.

Christer stares at Belle.

It is all most intense.

Christer: to Puck.
“Roses, kisses and death..”

He walks away after a casual but heartbroken kiss on the cheek, to Puck.

Christer to Helene:
“Where will you go now?”
Helene:
“I have never been to Stockholm..”

STUT/
The End.

***

So episode four was all that I could have wished for and more.  In my predictions and descriptions last week of the love triangle of Eje, Puck and the irascible dashingly handsome Christer.

Plus there was bounteous colours galore. Crimes Of Passion continues to excel and extend itself every episode with its experimental and alluring palette of colours.

Crimes Of Passion is almost like art in motion.  Interspersed with wry and measured interludes of speech.  There are questionings by Christer and some of his early interview tricks.  Psychological games that he plays with his suspects.

Whilst smiling all the time and intermittently puffing on a pipe.

Then there is Christer’s interplay with Puck.  Her sparkling and bright demeanour whenever she is with him: Puck and Christer’s conversations likewise spark off each other.

There was that endless, romantic moment.  When stood together almost but not quite touching like lovers at a train station.  Saying unsaid heartfelt goodbyes.  Puck and Christer clasped hands against each other’s hearts and touched each other’s heads like some far away ritual greeting.

Both heads and hearts.  Ah.

If you think about it their shape in this tableau was of a full triangle.  One might even fancifully describe the shape as a heart.  Together Puck and Christer are strong, together they are even more clever.

Puck is Dr. Watson to Christer’s Holmes.

***

Footnote.

Nb. I fear that the above mentioned change in Eje/ Einar’s appearance is to denote that he is now older and or more officially fuddy duddy.  Hence no more shirtlessness.

Crimes Of Passion Episode Four-Minor Spoilers only-On in the UK BBC4 or Channel number 107 on Virgin Media TV Saturdays @ 9pm. Six episodes.

Crimes Of Passion Episode Four

Clairvoyant, Fanny:
“She was called odd Gertrude, Gertrude Uddgren,”
“She came at midnight, passing the old wild roses..”
“floating through the mist..”
“down to the old earth cellar..”
“wild and carefree..”
“But the wailing is enough to freeze the blood in your very veins!”..

Gabrielle: (Christer’s fiancée)
“Murdered”!..
Swedish sounds almost the same for murdered.
(I love how Swedish people say murdered)

Clairvoyant Fanny: (doing a Tarot card reading)
“I have seen these cards before,
“roses, kisses and death…”
Fanny looks across the table at Christer and Gabrielle.

Then the servant girl runs through the emerald green forest, in the black night.

Song:
“Far away there is a melody..”
“love you to death..”

ROSES, KISSES & DEATH.

Why is Eje now introducing himself as Einar?  Is Eje his nickname?  Plus why is his hair now dark and he is wearing glasses.  For a moment I thought they had changed actors but it is definitely him.

Puck is ill and has one of those original flowered eiderdowns.

Puck falls asleep and when she wakes up there has been another bad thing happen.  Already.

So the paint palette is getting all shades of Chagall paintings of blue at night along with some incredible green and grey.

Gabrielle’s father to Puck:
“Have you ever been to the Riviera?”
“You would be a hit, petite, elegante, with spirit..”

Eje has a go at theorising a case along with Puck and Christer  Of course this will never work.

Aunt Fanny to Puck:
“But you must stay, for Christer’s sake?”
“It is critical..”
Puck:
“But Christer has Bella..”

The town Doctor has a stuffed owl on a perch in his office!
It must have been the fashion.

Christer is good at nicking incriminating evidence from just under the nose of suspects.

Puck is on a walk, fag in hand.

‘Belle:
“Grandpa said forget about romance, go for style, ambition and class!”

Another electric blue night with water as well in added blue.

(dog whines)
Christer’s shadow makes a classic 1940’s Private Detective shape in an equally classic glass paned investigator’s door.

Christer to suspect:
“Even Playboys get old..”

The piano has a Lyre for a base.

Helene has a green silk shift dress the same colour as the forest.

Christer:
“I go by facts, not intuition!”
Isabelle to Christer:
“Fall in love with her instead!” (Puck)
“At least you will have the same interests!”
Puck clears her throat, embarrassed.

The blue night and sea.  They have added a luminous crescent moon.

Incredible forest of green with tall grass.

Christer uses telephones seamlessly.

The moon, rather quickly, has become a pebble shaped oval, hanging in the sky.

So it turns out to be the least likely person.  I had wondered however.

Uh oh.  Seriously sinister scene.  More incredibly shaded colours of door, wall and floor.
(stairs creak)

Christer to Puck:
“I am glad you chose a man who can take care of you..”
“That is paramount, isn’t it?”
They look at each other then away, then back at each other again.  Ah.

Puck to Christer:
“Maybe you are misreading things..people are not themselves..”
Christer:
“On the contrary, me too,”
“So much so that I would run away if I were you..”

Puck and Christer touch heads, holding hands, clasped above both chests.
The moment stretches out for half a forever.

later.
(scraping and movement upstairs)

Police Constable of the town to Christer:
“The forensic anthropologist’s report is here”
Lucky they had that (forensics) then.

Christer to suspect:
“A true romantic would not have been put off for a woman’s supposed lack of honour..”
“He would see her for who she was!”

I love how even the murderer’s confession is terribly polite.
The murderer puts one slim finger, slightly leaning towards their temple and sort of smiles.

Christer stares at Belle.

It is all most intense.

Christer: to Puck.
“Roses, kisses and death..”

He walks away after a casual but heartbroken kiss on the cheek, to Puck.

Christer to Helene:
“Where will you go now?”
Helene:
“I have never been to Stockholm..”

STUT/
The End.

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So episode four was all that I could have wished for and more.  In my predictions and descriptions last week of the love triangle of Eje, Puck and the irascible dashingly handsome Christer.

Plus there was bounteous colours galore. Crimes Of Passion continues to excel and extend itself every episode with its experimental and alluring palette of colours.

Crimes Of Passion is almost like art in motion.  Interspersed with wry and measured interludes of speech.  There are questionings by Christer and some of his early interview tricks.  Psychological games that he plays with his suspects.

Whilst smiling all the time and intermittently puffing on a pipe.

Then there is Christer’s interplay with Puck.  Her sparkling and bright demeanour whenever she is with him: Puck and Christer’s conversations likewise spark off each other.

There was that endless, romantic moment.  When stood together almost but not quite touching like lovers at a train station.  Saying unsaid heartfelt goodbyes.  Puck and Christer clasped hands against each other’s hearts and touched each other’s heads like some far away ritual greeting.

Both heads and hearts.  Ah.

If you think about it their shape in this tableau was of a full triangle.  One might even fancifully describe the shape as a heart.  Together Puck and Christer are strong, together they are even more clever.

Puck is Dr. Watson to Christer’s Holmes.

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Footnote.

Nb. I fear that the above mentioned change in Eje/ Einar’s appearance is to denote that he is now older and or more officially fuddy duddy.  Hence no more shirtlessness.