What’s it called?

The Truth Will Out

What’s it about?

From the first episode you’d be forgiven for throwing your hands in the air and going “Not quite sure” but it gradually becomes clear that we’re following Stockholm detective Peter Wendel as he returns to work and a new job heading up a cold case unit. After a haphazard recruitment process which would have any Human Resources team pulling their hair out, he and his band of misfits set to work on the murder of a prominent lawyer. The show is available to stream for free on All 4 as part of the Walter Presents strand.

What’s so good about it?

This superior Swedish thriller is the slowest of slow burns. For a start you feel like you’ve come in at the opening of series two given how much is alluded to but not properly explained, such as why Wendel was off work, what the family tragedy is that haunts him and what caused the rift between him and his wife. But it’s that deliberate decision not to spoon feed the audience which lets you know you’re in the hand of a master. Or in this case three of them: co-creators Aron Levander and Hans Jörnlind, and criminology professor-turned-author Leif Persson, whose original idea the series is based on.

Who’s in it?

Taking the role of Wendel (and very much playing against type) is acclaimed Swedish comedian Robert Gustafsson, star of Oscar-nominated film The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared.

Fun fact …

The original Swedish title is Det Som Göms I Snö, the first half of a Swedish proverb whose second half run: Kommer Upp I Tö. It translates as: “What is hidden in snow comes forth in the thaw”

For fans of ...

The Killing, Luther, Line Of Duty