Masterpiece | Zen


Three 90-minute mysteries — Sundays, June 10, 17 & 24, 2012

What does an honest cop do when corruption rules on both sides of the law? Detective Aurelio Zen (Rufus Sewell, Middlemarch), based on the novels by British crime writer Michael Dibdin, brings justice to modern-day Italy, whether the authorities want it or not.

One 90-minute episode; TV-PG
Solving a politically-charged murder and winning a beautiful woman’s heart nearly prevents Zen from learning that he is the object of a psychopath’s murderous vendetta. Stanley Townsend (Sherlock) also stars.

One 90-minute episode; TV-PG
When a playboy plummets from a bridge, Zen must determine suicide or murder, all the while navigating the possible existence of a powerful shadowy conspiracy group. Ed Stoppard (Upstairs Downstairs) co-stars.

One 90-minute episode; TV-PG 
When a set of kidnappers won’t play by the rules, Zen must work against the clock — and his tyrannical new boss — to save the life of a politically powerful industrialist. Ben Miles (The Forsyte Saga) co-stars.

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