TV Review: Witch Hunt

Catch Witch Hunt (Heksejakt), created by Anna Bach-Wiig and Siv Rajendramm Eliasson, on All 4's Walter Presents. 

In Norwegian with English subtitles.

Review by Amanda Ellison

All is well again in the world of Nordic skulduggery.

Every Scandinavian drama to hit British screens since the halcyon days of The Killing, The Bridge, Borgen and The Legacy has seemed but a poor facsimile. Until Witch Hunt, that is.

Viewers of All 4's online platform may be familiar with Walter Presents, a hub of foreign language drama curated by Walter Iuzzlino since January 2016. Personally, I find many of his selected dramas of the take-it-or-leave-it variety, but Witch Hunt is something of a diamond in the rough.

This dark Norwegian tale of greed, corruption and money-laundering centres around Ida Waage (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal), CIO of prestigious law firm Biermann and Gude turned whistle-blower. A suspicious invoice for 450,000 euros sets alarm bells ringing for the by-the-book Ida - and her investigations lead her to uncover the firm's attempts to launder money of behalf of a valuable client, Peer Eggan. Compromised, Ida finds herself in a bit of a pickle, and her mammoth quest to conquer the bad guys commences. 

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal's spirited performance won her Best Actress award from Norway's Golden Screen, and it's easy to see why.

As I said earlier: all is well again in the world of Nordic skulduggery.