8 x 15 minute episodes
MPEG-1 Layer 3
Annika Stranded s4
Stories by Nick Walker, featuring Scandinavian detective Annika Strandhed, leading light in the murder squad of the Oslo police
Eight new cases to challenge the detective wit of Annika Strandhed, queen of the Oslo Police boat patrol.
Since we last met her, Annika has been promoted to Chief Inspector. Her first act was - apart from choosing a new speedboat - to co-opt Mikel, her forensic photographer of choice, to accompany her. Her son Tor is about to start school.
Being Chief Inspector means a bigger case-load. What follows will test her physically and emotionally as never before.
Episode 1: Beginnings
On Tor's first day at school, Annika has to investigate the death of his class teacher.
Episode 2: Deep Sea Drilling
Annika is helicoptered in to sort out an unusual situation developing on an oil rig.
Episode 3: Representation
A journalist is found dead in the central hall of Norway's parliament building.
Episode 4: Eight Bells
Annika is sent to Sandefjord where a body has been found at the harbour front.
Episode 5: Breadcrumbs
A teenage girl in Oslo is kidnapped. Annika and Mikel find themselves in a race against time.
Episode 6: The Behaviour of Sharks
Investigating a murder on a cruiser, Annika finds herself adrift at sea.
Episode 7: Last Call
Annika gets an unpleasant surprise when she investigates a death in the ski resort at Lillehammer.
Episode 8: Beginnings Two
Annika is struggling and in therapy, but still has to solve the murder of an industrialist at the Oslo theatre.
Nick Walker is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels, Blackbox and Helloland. His plays and short stories have often featured on BBC Radio 4, including the First King of Mars stories (2007 - 2010) and the plays Life Coach (2010) and Stormchasers (2012). The previous series of Annika Stranded were broadcast in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Writer: Nick Walker
Reader: Nicola Walker
Sound Design: Jon Calver
Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4