‘The Mallorca Files’ open on the BBC

The Mediterranean island we call home – Mallorca – is about to hit TV screens as the backdrop of another BBC series. It remains to be seen whether The Mallorca Files will do for interest in the island what The Night Manager did back in 2016, but I’d be surprised if those who come on holiday to Mallorca time and time again didn’t tune in to spot places they recognize.

Palma’s emblematic cathedral, La Seu

According to the BBC, The Mallorca Files is a “police caper” with a “rich humour and playful tone”, featuring the two chalk-and-cheese detectives Miranda Blake and her German counterpart Max Winter.

The Mallorca Files is scheduled for daytime viewing on BBC One, but will be available on BBC iPlayer for those who don’t or can’t watch TV during the day.  Ten 45-minute episodes – each involving a separate case – will be screened from Monday to Friday for the two weeks beginning Monday, November 25th.

Location filming for the series began in November 2018, just outside the town of Inca. Other locations include Palma de Mallorca, Pollensa, and Soller. Sadly, they didn’t choose our rural valley as a location. Perhaps next series?

New Zealand, Japan, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, the Benelux, France and Poland are among the other countries set to screen the latest BBC series set on our beautiful island of Mallorca.

You don’t need to wait for Death in Paradise to return (early in 2020) to the BBC for a fix of armchair-travel escapism: The Mallorca Files should fit the bill nicely, thank you.

Jan Edwards ©2019

 

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