We've had Maigret, the Swedish Wallander and now Montalbano, based on Andrea Camilleri's books, which is being shown on BBC4 next weekend:
On Saturday 13 Dec at 10pm, Excursion to Tindari:
(Fazio & Montalbano)
Drama based on the series of books featuring the Sicilian detective, Inspector Montalbano. A young Don Juan is found murdered in front of his apartment building and an elderly couple are reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari.
They seem two unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano, but when he discovers that the couple and the man lived in the same building his investigation stumbles on to Sicily's brutal 'New Mafia', which leads him down a path full of evil.
and on Monday 15 Dec at 10pm
Montalbano's Croquettes: When the chairman of a public works company and his young wife are found dead in their car in a ditch, the immediate conclusion is an accident. However, the fact that the woman's fingernails are broken leads Montalbano to suspect that things are not as they seem and that they have been murdered.