What does an honest cop do when his bosses are on the side of the lawbreakers? Outwitting prosecutors, politicians, mobsters and run-of-the-mill kidnappers and killers, Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy, whether the authorities want it or not, on Zen, a trio of spellbinding cases based on the bestselling novels of by British crime writer Michael Dibdin, airing on Masterpiece July 17-31, 2011. Rufus Sewell (Middlemarch) stars as Zen.
Episodes of MASTERPIECE: MYSTERY! "Zen"
July 17, 2011 at 9pm
A killer is on a vendetta-fuelled rampage against those who wrongly imprisoned him, including a cop who had almost nothing to do with it: Zen.
July 24, 2011 at 9pm
A disgraced aristocrat jumps off a bridge. Or was he pushed? The Ministry of Justice wants a ruling of suicide, while a powerful prosecutor hints that Zen had better start looking for the murderer.
July 31, 2011 at 9pm
When a wealthy industrialist and political party funder is kidnapped, the Ministry of Justice wants Zen to get the hostage back alive at any cost.