The next and eighth episode of Inspector Montalbano, at 9pm on 31 March, Montalbano's Croquettes, is one of the two episodes previously shown on BBC4 and is not based on one of the books but rather a short story,The arancini di Montalbano, not (yet) available in English.
As the small town of Vigata prepares for its New Year celebrations, local police inspector Salvo Montalbano is reluctantly making arrangements to travel to Paris with his girlfriend. What he would much rather do, however, is accept a dinner invitation by his cleaner Adelina, who has promised to cook rice croquettes.
A wealthy husband and wife are found dead in what appears to be a car accident, but quickly turns into a murder investigation. And as the circumstances surrounding the death of the couple grow more and more mysterious, clues point to the involvement of Adelina's son Pasquale.