‘Van Der Valk’ is set in the lively and enigmatic city of Amsterdam and follows engaging, unapologetic and street-smart Dutch detective Piet Van Der Valk as he leads his dynamic team in solving a raft of mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection.
The original series, set in the 1970s and 90s, was loosely based on the novels by Nicolas Freeling. Set against the backdrop of impending elections, Van Der Valk and team investigate the mysterious deaths of two innocents with no connection to each other or to crime. It is a puzzle that leads Van der Valk into the world of politics as well as both the mainstream and avant garde art scenes.
It will bring him up against the city’s high-flying politicians and risk the life of one of his team before ultimately uncovering a clock-ticking kidnapping that fuses political elements with a heart-rending personal story of betrayal, loss and obsession.
See Loud & Clear’s brilliant Taheen Modak and Christina Cole in ‘Van Der Valk’ on Sundays, 8pm on ITV1.