One obsessed cop, taking on the bad guys who happen to control the key roles in his society.

In the Engrenages mould of cop show, features a Belgian detective who is tenacious enough to put his unofficial informant and his family in danger while in pursuit of the truth about a bank robbery that everyone seems hell bent on covering up. No money or jewellery has been taken but the 66 opened safety deposit boxes all have their owner’s personal papers missing. Suicides and murders racked up in the first two episodes which last only 45 minutes each. The sense of paranoia builds up nicely and no-one trusts anyone else. Orders are coming from somewhere and the royal family, a judge and the army and government are already being referenced as being involved. A key chain with the eponymous salamander holds the clue to a shadowy group who meet in secret.

One to watch, perhaps.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/feb/07/salamander-bbc4-belgian-thriller-bridge

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