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Masterpiece Episode: "Wallander: The Man Who Smiled"

Season 40, Episode 27
Episode Synopsis: The rewarding "Wallander: The Man Who Smiled" finds the cop on leave and battling a major depression in the aftermath of having killed a man, and investigating the circumstances surrounding a friend's father's death, a request he initially rebuffed but, after his friend's apparent suicide, feels compelled to complete. The case leads to a philanthropist (Rupert Graves) and two persons trying to blackmail him, and unfolds at a languid pace that mirrors the lifting of Wallander's depression.
Original Air Date: Oct 10, 2010
Guest Cast David Sibley: Sten Torstensson Vincent Regan: Anders Ekman Roland Hedlund: Gustaf Torstensson David Warner: Povel Wallander Sandra Voe: Betty Laurensson Jeany Spark: Linda Wallander Sarah Smart: Anne-Britt Hoglund Benedict Taylor: Jurgen Nordfeldt Tom Hiddleston: Magnus Martinsson Angela Thorne: Berta Duner Richard McCabe: Nyberg Kenneth Branagh: Kurt Wallander Sadie Shimmin: Lisa Holgersson Rupert Graves: Harderberg Emma Griffiths Malin: Elin Nordfeldt Sally Hurst: Anna

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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