SATURDAY, December 1, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

Comprehensive international news updates every 30 minutes mixed with award winning special reports and exclusive magazine programs. Distributed by France 24, broadcast in English.

 

9:00 PM   FLEMMING: UNDER HER SPELL

After a life-size doll modeled on a female jazz singer is found buried in a coffin, a military officer with mental issues becomes a person of interest. Directed by Zoltan Spirandelli, 2009. (Repeats 12/2 at 12:00am and 12/2 at 3:00am)

 

10:00 PM FANTOMAS: THE STREETCAR PHANTOM

Fandor is not only mistaken for a king but framed for murder by FantĂ´mas, leaving Inspector Juve to prove his innocence. Directed by Claude Chabrol, 1980. (Repeats 12/2 at 1:00am and 12/2 at 4:00am)

 

11:30 PM WALLANDER'S WORLD

Detective Kurt Wallander is one of the most popular figures in modern Scandinavian crime fiction.  This program traces the character's development and appeal, through interviews with author Henning Mankell and actor Krister Henriksson, plus the producers who brought his adventures to TV audiences around the world.  An MHz Networks original production.

 

12:00 AM FLEMMING: UNDER HER SPELL

See December 1 description (Repeats 12/2 at 3:00am)

 

SUNDAY, December 2, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

See December 1 description

 

11:00 PM THICKER THAN WATER: SEASON TWO, EPISODE 03

Oskar realizes he must end his relationship with Petra; Lasse receives an emergency call from Kim. Directed by Erik Leijonborg, 2016. (Repeats 12/3 at 2:00am and 12/3 at 5:00am)

 

12:00 AM BECK

(Repeats 12/3 at 3:00am and 12/31 at 1:30am)

 

MONDAY, December 3, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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11:00 PM ANDREA CAMILLERI: THE WILD MAESTRO

In a luminous documentary from RAI, actress Teresa Mannino interviews Andrea Camilleri, author of the “Detective Montalbano” books, about his life, writing and the irascible detective who captured the hearts of readers and viewers around the world. Directed by Claudio Canepari and Paolo Santolini, 2014. In Italian with English subtitles. (Repeats 12/4 at 2:00am and 12/4 at 5:00am)

 

12:00 AM NERO WOLFE

(Repeats 12/4 at 3:00am and 12/5 at 1:00pm)

 

TUESDAY, December 4, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:00 PM AGATHA CHRISTIE'S CRIMINAL GAMES: WHY NOT MARTIN?

Avril comes across a man who is gravely injured after falling off a cliff and hears his last troubling words. Based on the novel Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Directed by Marc Angelo, 2013. (Repeats 12/5 at 1:00am and 12/5 at 4:00am)

 

12:00 AM FOURTH MAN, THE: EPISODE 02

An intelligence tip helps the team uncover the identity of the fourth Swedish accomplice. Directed by Kristian Petri, 2014. (Repeats 12/5 at 3:00am)

 

WEDNESDAY, December 5, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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9:00 PM   DETECTIVES: DOUBLE LIVES

During a photography exhibition, the curator receives a mysterious phone call and collapses into a hallucinatory state, besieged by visions. Unable to cope, she contacts Roche and Son to investigate. They discover the phone call came from someone in her husband's past, which he has taken great pains to hide. (Repeats 12/6 at 12:00am and 12/6 at 3:00am)

 

10:00 PM DETECTIVES: THE HONEY TRAP

Roche and Son discover that a mole has infiltrated a major pharmaceutical client. Nora and Philippe come up with a plan to put on a fake business seminar in Versailles, then observe and mingle with employees of the company to weed out the mole. Meanwhile, an eleven-year-old boy enlists the agency to help find his missing parents. (Repeats 12/6 at 1:00am and 12/6 at 4:00am)

 

11:00 PM INSPECTOR MANARA

(Repeats 12/6 at 2:00am and 12/6 at 5:00am)

 

12:00 AM DETECTIVES: DOUBLE LIVES

See December 5 description (Repeats 12/6 at 3:00am)

 

THURSDAY, December 6, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:00 PM OCTOPUS, THE (LA PIOVRA) SEASON 1: EPISODE 2

When a transfer to Sicily for Michele Placido’s Inspector Corrado Cattani and his family puts him right in the middle of Cosa Nostra involvement with a narcotics ring and a major bank scandal, can death threats be far behind?  And then the Mafia escalates… The first of 10 Octopus miniseries.  Directed by Damiano Damiani, 1984, color.  In Italian with English subtitles.

 

11:00 PM GODLESS, THE: SPECTRE

Petty criminal Mitchell is about to be released from jail for good behavior. Directed by David Lammers, 2011. (Repeats 12/7 at 2:00am and 12/7 at 5:00am)

 

12:00 AM OCTOPUS, THE (LA PIOVRA) SEASON 1: EPISODE 1

When a transfer to Sicily for Michele Placido’s Inspector Corrado Cattani and his family puts him right in the middle of Cosa Nostra involvement with a narcotics ring and a major bank scandal, can death threats be far behind?  And then the Mafia escalates… The first of 10 Octopus miniseries.  Directed by Damiano Damiani, 1984, color.  In Italian with English subtitles. (Repeats 12/7 at 3:00am)

 

FRIDAY, December 7, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:00 PM TATORT: BOROWSKI: BOROWSKI AND THE COOL DOG

Two seemingly unrelated cases bring Germany and Sweden together to catch a serial killer. Directed by Christian Alvart, 2011. (Repeats 12/8 at 1:00am and 12/8 at 4:00am)

 

11:30 PM MONTALBANO: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN

The cast and crew of "Detective Montalbano" discuss the process of adapting Andrea Camilleri's books for the TV audience. An MHz Networks Original Production, 2013. In Italian with English subtitles.

 

12:00 AM FLEMMING: SONG OF SONGS

A father of three is found dead shortly after announcing a change in his will to leave everything to his second wife. Directed by Zoltan Spirandelli, 2009. (Repeats 12/8 at 3:00am)

 

SATURDAY, December 8, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:00 PM ANTI-DRUG SQUAD: SEASON TWO, EPISODE 01

The Anti-Mafia squad learns that the Abates plan to take over Palermo's drug trade. Directed by Beniamino Catena, 2010. (Repeats 12/9 at 1:00am and 12/9 at 4:00am)

 

12:00 AM FLEMMING: SCORCHED EARTH

Flemming is called to investigate a suspicious suicide, but soon uncovers something much worse. Directed by Zoltan Spirandelli, 2009. (Repeats 12/9 at 3:00am)

 

SUNDAY, December 9, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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11:00 PM THICKER THAN WATER: SEASON TWO, EPISODE 04

Oskar fears the truth behind his father's disappearance will be revealed. Directed by Erik Leijonborg, 2016. (Repeats 12/10 at 2:00am and 12/10 at 5:00am)

 

12:00 AM BECK

(Repeats 12/10 at 3:00am)

 

MONDAY, December 10, 2018

 

9:00 PM   JOHAN FALK: BROTHERS IN ARMS

Johan Falk infiltrates one of Sweden’s toughest criminal gangs and discovers someone is plotting to acquire armor-piercing grenades -which could lead to war on the streets of Gothenburg. Directed by Anders Nilsson, 2009. (Repeats 12/11 at 12:00am and 12/11 at 3:00am)

 

10:35 PM A CONVERSATION WITH LUCA ZINGARETTI

(Repeats 12/11 at 11:34pm and 12/19 at 5:30am)

 

12:00 AM JOHAN FALK: BROTHERS IN ARMS

See December 10 description (Repeats 12/11 at 3:00am)

 

TUESDAY, December 11, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:00 PM AGATHA CHRISTIE'S CRIMINAL GAMES: MURDER AT THE KERMESSE

Chief Inspector Laurence is left temporarily blind after a gunfight, but is determined to still solve the case of a drowned child. Based on the Hercule Poirot novel Hallowe'en Party. Directed by Eric Woreth, 2013. (Repeats 12/12 at 1:00am and 12/12 at 4:00am)

 

11:34 PM A CONVERSATION WITH LUCA ZINGARETTI

(Repeats 12/19 at 5:30am)

 

WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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9:00 PM   DETECTIVES: ABOU'S SMILE

When a mysterious man approaches the home of a suburban family and flees, their adopted son, Yared, is traumatized by the event. Philippe and Nora are hired to investigate, and struggle to identify the man and his relationship with Yared.. (Repeats 12/13 at 12:00am and 12/13 at 3:00am)

 

10:00 PM DETECTIVES: REINVESTIGATION

Valentine, a former professor, was convicted for the murder of her alleged lover. Her family, convinced of her innocence, hire Roche and Son for a private investigation in order to successfully appeal the sentence. Meanwhile, a grandmother enlists the agency to look into the frequent disappearances of her husband. (Repeats 12/13 at 1:00am and 12/13 at 4:00am)

 

11:00 PM INSPECTOR MANARA

(Repeats 12/13 at 2:00am and 12/13 at 5:00am)

 

12:00 AM DETECTIVES: ABOU'S SMILE

See December 12 description (Repeats 12/13 at 3:00am)

 

THURSDAY, December 13, 2018

 

9:00 PM   OCTOPUS, THE (LA PIOVRA) SEASON 1: EPISODE 3

When a transfer to Sicily for Michele Placido’s Inspector Corrado Cattani and his family puts him right in the middle of Cosa Nostra involvement with a narcotics ring and a major bank scandal, can death threats be far behind?  And then the Mafia escalates… The first of 10 Octopus miniseries.  Directed by Damiano Damiani, 1984, color.  In Italian with English subtitles. (Repeats 12/14 at 12:00am and 12/14 at 3:00am)

 

11:00 PM GODLESS, THE: WEED

Two friends who used to date have mixed the business of illegal marijuana growing and their personal lives. Directed by Pieter Kuijpers, 2011. (Repeats 12/14 at 2:00am and 12/14 at 5:00am)

 

12:00 AM OCTOPUS, THE (LA PIOVRA) SEASON 1: EPISODE 3

See December 13 description (Repeats 12/14 at 3:00am)

 

FRIDAY, December 14, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:00 PM TATORT: BOROWSKI: BOROWSKI AND THE SILENT GUEST

A woman is found murdered in her home, but there are no traces of an intruder. Directed by Christian Alvart, 2012. (Repeats 12/15 at 1:00am and 12/15 at 4:00am)

 

11:30 PM MAKING MONTALBANO: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH SICILY'S FAVORITE DETECTIVE

(Repeats 12/22 at 5:30am)

 

12:00 AM FLEMMING: STAGES OF LUST

After a young woman is strangled, robbed and left for dead, Flemming doubts that it was done by the most obvious suspect. Directed by Bernhard Stephan, 2011. (Repeats 12/15 at 3:00am)

 

SATURDAY, December 15, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:00 PM ANTI-DRUG SQUAD: SEASON TWO, EPISODE 02

Ivan holds back on providing information Claudia wants for proving Rosy's Mafia involvement. Directed by Beniamino Catena, 2010. (Repeats 12/16 at 1:00am and 12/16 at 4:00am)

 

SUNDAY, December 16, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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11:00 PM THICKER THAN WATER: SEASON TWO, EPISODE 05

Oskar and Liv attempt to reconcile and Kim makes a terrible discovery. Directed by Erik Leijonborg, 2016. (Repeats 12/17 at 2:00am and 12/17 at 5:00am)

 

12:00 AM BECK

(Repeats 12/17 at 3:00am and 12/31 at 10:30pm)

 

MONDAY, December 17, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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9:00 PM   JOHAN FALK: NATIONAL TARGET

During a seizure of Estonian amphetamines, GSI realize they're dealing with the legendary Russian mafia boss "Mr. K". Johan Falk's team infiltrates the crime syndicate, composed of ex-KGB officers – and find themselves in a deadly trap. Directed by Richard Holm, 2009. (Repeats 12/18 at 12:00am and 12/18 at 3:00am)

 

10:40 PM BRUNETTI: DONNA LEON INTERVIEW

Author Donna Leon talks about the Commissario Brunetti mysteries, Venice and more. In English. (Repeats 12/19 at 2:40am)

 

11:00 PM SPRING TIDE: EPISODE 06

Mette sends Abbas to Costa Rica to learn more about the mysterious Nils Wendt. Directed by Pontus Klänge, Niklas Ohlson, Mattias Ohlsson, 2016. (Repeats 12/18 at 2:00am and 12/18 at 5:00am)

 

12:00 AM JOHAN FALK: NATIONAL TARGET

See December 17 description (Repeats 12/18 at 3:00am)

 

TUESDAY, December 18, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:00 PM AGATHA CHRISTIE'S CRIMINAL GAMES: CARDS ON THE TABLE

Chief Inspector Laurence and Alice Avril are invited to a special diner, involving unsolved crimes and a mysterious host. Based on the Hercule Poirot novel. Directed by Eric Woreth, 2013.

 

12:00 AM ANTARCTICA

(Repeats 12/19 at 3:00am)

 

WEDNESDAY, December 19, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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9:00 PM   DETECTIVES: THE VANISHED

When a man contacts Roche and Son to help him find his missing girlfriend, Nora turns the case down, believing it to only be a lovers' quarrel. Philippe, however, still upset at the departure of his wife, agrees to help. (Repeats 12/20 at 12:00am and 12/20 at 3:00am)

 

10:00 PM DETECTIVES: GALE WARNING

When Juliette, a widow, spots another woman bearing the signet of her husband, she begins to suspect he didn't really die at sea ten years ago. She enlists Roche and Son to get to the bottom of this maritime mystery. (Repeats 12/20 at 4:00am)

 

12:00 AM DETECTIVES: THE VANISHED

See December 19 description (Repeats 12/20 at 3:00am)

 

THURSDAY, December 20, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

See December 1 description

 

10:00 PM OCTOPUS, THE (LA PIOVRA) SEASON 1: EPISODE 6

When a transfer to Sicily for Michele Placido’s Inspector Corrado Cattani and his family puts him right in the middle of Cosa Nostra involvement with a narcotics ring and a major bank scandal, can death threats be far behind?  And then the Mafia escalates… The first of 10 Octopus miniseries.  Directed by Damiano Damiani, 1984, color.  In Italian with English subtitles.

 

12:00 AM OCTOPUS, THE (LA PIOVRA) SEASON 1: EPISODE 5

When a transfer to Sicily for Michele Placido’s Inspector Corrado Cattani and his family puts him right in the middle of Cosa Nostra involvement with a narcotics ring and a major bank scandal, can death threats be far behind?  And then the Mafia escalates… The first of 10 Octopus miniseries.  Directed by Damiano Damiani, 1984, color.  In Italian with English subtitles. (Repeats 12/21 at 3:00am)

 

FRIDAY, December 21, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:00 PM TATORT: BOROWSKI: BOROWSKI AND THE FREE FALL

An author's suspicious death appears linked to one of Germany's most famous unsolved murder cases. Directed by Eoin Moore, 2012. (Repeats 12/22 at 1:00am and 12/22 at 4:00am)

 

11:30 PM MARTIN BECK: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN

 

12:00 AM FLEMMING: THE HOUSE OF MY LIFE

Flemming investigates a blackmailer who threatens to kill a family's children for financial gain. Directed by Bernhard Stephan, 2011. (Repeats 12/22 at 3:00am)

 

SATURDAY, December 22, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:00 PM ANTI-DRUG SQUAD: SEASON TWO, EPISODE 03

Claudia stages a murder to protect a key witness in her case against Rosy. Directed by Beniamino Catena, 2010. (Repeats 12/23 at 1:00am and 12/23 at 4:00am)

 

SUNDAY, December 23, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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11:00 PM THICKER THAN WATER: SEASON TWO, EPISODE 06

Jonna is in shock after recent events; Lasse and Oskar make plans to dispose of the evidence. Directed by Anders Engström, 2016. (Repeats 12/24 at 2:00am and 12/24 at 5:00am)

 

12:00 AM BECK

(Repeats 12/24 at 3:00am)

 

MONDAY, December 24, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:30 PM BECK: THE MAN WITH ICONS

An elderly woman is found murdered.  The prime suspect is her husband, a deeply-religious man who collects icons - but is he the real killer?  Directed by Pelle Seth, 1997, color.  In Swedish with English subtitles. (Repeats 12/25 at 4:30am)

 

TUESDAY, December 25, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:30 PM BECK: THE MONSTER

Responding to an anonymous threat, the Stockholm bomb squad detonates a suspicious suitcase.  Inside the tattered remains of the bag, they discover the body of an infant.  Beck leads the investigation to hunt down the man responsible for this grizzly set-up…a man the newspapers dub “The Monsterâť.  Directed by Harald Hamrell, 1997, color.  In Swedish with English subtitles. (Repeats 12/26 at 4:30am)

 

WEDNESDAY, December 26, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:32 PM BECK: THE MAN WITH NO FACE

A man is found stabbed to death.  The man’s widow claims a mysterious foreigner knocked on their door the day before the murder, but is that the real story?  Beck and his team are on the case. Directed by Harald Hamrell.  2001, color.  In Swedish with English subtitles. (Repeats 12/27 at 4:32am)

 

THURSDAY, December 27, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:30 PM BECK: THE AD MAN

Someone is targeting women through personal ads on public noticeboards.  At first, the case seems like a cinch for Martin Beck and his team – until their discover the perp’s motives are far more complex...  Directed by Daniel Lind Lagerlöf. 2001, color.  In Swedish with English subtitles. (Repeats 12/28 at 4:30am)

 

FRIDAY, December 28, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:30 PM BECK: THE UNCLAIMED GIRL

A five-year-old girl is found dead in an old root cellar.  She has been dead for some time, but who has recently left food for her? With no child reported missing in the area, Beck and his team turn to the past to uncover the mystery.  Directed by Harald Hamrell, 2006. In Swedish with English subtitles. (Repeats 12/29 at 4:30am)

 

SATURDAY, December 29, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:30 PM BECK: THE WEAK LINK

The parents of a young woman discover the body of their daughter, brutally murdered in a public park.  A review of other reported rape attacks in Stockholm shows that there is a link between the crime scenes and the Blue metro line – but is that link enough for Beck and his team to find the killer?  Directed by by Harald Hamrell, 2007. In Swedish with English subtitles. (Repeats 12/30 at 4:30am)

 

SUNDAY, December 30, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:30 PM BECK: BURIED ALIVE

Martin is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a killer who buries his victims in wooden boxes. Directed by Harald Hamrell, 2009. (Repeats 12/31 at 4:30am)

 

MONDAY, December 31, 2018

 

8:00 PM   FRANCE 24 LIVE

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10:30 PM BECK