Van der Valk

ITV (ended 1992)




Episode Guide

    • Blue Notes
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      When Jan Servaas, a world famous Dutch violinist, makes a rare concert appearance in his home country it is an eagerly awaited event. In the weeks leading up to the concert van der Valk receives a series of mysterious notes, written on blue paper, warning that Servaas will be "executed" if he comes to Amsterdam. Van der Valk ignores Kroon's pleas to have the concert canceled until the case is solved, perhaps in part because he and Arlette have tickets and are looking forward to it! It is a decision that will have tragic consequences as a drama which began with betrayal in wartime Limburg plays out to a fatal conclusion in 1970s Amsterdam.moreless
    • Dead on Arrival
      Dead on Arrival
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      A Dutch clairvoyant is invited to Britain to assist with an old murder investigation.
    • Doctor Hoffmann's Children
      Doctor Hoffmann's Children
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Three people, who had all attended the same school, are murdered.
    • Face Value
      Face Value
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Van der Valk investigates a case of forgery and uncovers a dead artist and a strange collection of pictures.
    • Everybody Does It
      Everybody Does It
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Arlette van der Valk picks up a dubious bargain and inadvertently gets her husband caught up with a crime syndicate.
    • The Professor
      The Professor
      Season 3 - Episode 9
    • In Hazard
      In Hazard
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Van der Valk has reason to doubt a beautiful woman's story.
    • Gold Plated Delinquents
      Gold Plated Delinquents
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Some spoiled rich kids in search of new thrills cause a headache for van der Valk.
    • Diane
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      A woman who has been trying to escape the past finds that it catches up with her in Amsterdam.
    • Elected Silence
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Officers investigating a hearse abandoned near the Royal Palace make a bizarre discovery which appears to be a threat against Paul Harkemer, well known editor of a right wing magazine, and/or his 19 year old daughter. At first it appears that it may be nothing more than a publicity stunt for the left wing rock band Emerald Scorpion, and Harkemer himself seems totally unconcerned. The case seems to over before it started, but then the police receive a cassette tape from someone claiming to be the kidnapper of Harkemer's daughter.moreless
    • Proof of Life
      Proof of Life
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      When a businessman and his son are kidnapped, van der Valk must establish whether the man's wife is involved.
    • The Ties that Bind
      The Ties that Bind
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      The wife of a diamond merchant is shot and killed as she leaves a restaurant.
    • The Little Rascals
      The Little Rascals
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      An ageing alternative comedian has been strangled. Van der Valk finds his investigation into the murder hampered at every turn. The body of the comedian's widow is fished out of a canal. The manager of the club where the comic worked is the next to die. All three had been members of a society known as the Little Rascals at university.moreless
    • A Sudden Silence
      A Sudden Silence
      Season 4 - Episode 3
    • Dangerous Games
      Dangerous Games
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Wim van Der Valk is accused of leaking vital police intelligence.
    • Man of Iron
      Man of Iron
      Season 3 - Episode 5
    • Wolf
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      A young German is murdered in his bed. The apartment is littered with clues. For Van der Valk there is a clue too many.
    • The Runt
      The Runt
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      A likeable rogue, a small time thief and con-man, for whom Van der Valk develops a grudging affection. But the thief suddenly becomes wealthy and also seems to be connected with an important family. The pressures are on Van der Valk to find out why, but without embarrassing too many people.moreless
    • The Adventurer
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Why would German Wolf Gebhadrt decide, in middle age, to take up an apprenticeship in stonemasonry in Amsterdam? Why would a man killed in a car accident be carrying a newspaper cutting with a photo of Gebhardt? Van der Valk senses that Gebhardt is in danger and even attempts to have him taken into protective custody when he refuses to co-operate with inquiries. Short on options, van der Valk makes a fatal misjudgement before he finally unravels this complex and frustrating case.moreless
    • Thicker than Water
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      A body dredged up from a canal is tentatively identified as the son of a British MP, but when she views the body she says it is not her son. Van der Valk refuses to believe this and calls on his British colleagues to help prove the boy's identity. The boy's face is well known in Amsterdam's transvestite and transsexual scene and van der Valk's inquiries there lead him deeper and deeper into a dark world of sexual depravity and exploitation involving some of the most prominent public figures in Europe. Samson of course desperately advises him to proceed with extreme caution. In the face of the mother's refusal to co-operate van der Valk finds his best hope is to look elsewhere in the family for help.moreless
    • Destroying Angel
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      A man is found dead in his room above a sleazy bar and brothel. Van der Valk is called in when the examining doctor suspects poisoning. Immediately sensing there is more to the case than meets the eye, he uncovers a complicated web involving drug dealing and the grubbier end of Amsterdam's S & M industry. Ultimately though, he finds the motive for the man's murder may lay elsewhere and that "Destroying Angel" is definitely involved; but who, or what, is that?moreless
    • One Herring's Not Enough
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      When a man confesses to the double murder of his wife and her lover it seems an open and shut case; but as one part after another of the man's story doesn't check out, van der Valk realizes he is dealing with something far more complicated.
    • The Rainbow Ends Here
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      The sister of tycoon Evert Stolle is kidnapped, but her brother does not want the police to get involved.
    • A Death by the Sea
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Van Teesling, a wealthy and influential banker, is found unconscious in his car on the beach. He tells police that the night before he and his wife went for a drunken midnight swim. His wife drowned while he barely escaped with his life. Van der Valk's nose is twitching, but he is put under pressure not to pursue the case. When Kroon discovers than van Teesling is a former Olympic swimmer, van der Valk is convinced that he staged the incident to get rid of his wife. Van der Valk is determined to use any means to ensure that justice is done.moreless
    • A Man of No Importance
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Van der Valk investigates when the body of a man wearing only pyjama trousers is discovered on a canal barge.
    • A Rose from Mr Reinhart
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Arlette van der Valk is concerned about the safety of Karen Seger, an attractive young woman that she and the children know from visits to the park. She asks her husband to meet the woman and consider whether she might need police protection.
    • Accidental
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      An international scandal over charges of corruption in high places emerges, and the chief prosecutor disappears.
    • Enemy
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      The lives of Piet and Arlette van der Valk are threatened.
    • Rich Man, Poor Man
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      A worker at a firm that reconditions farm machinery is injured in an explosion at the premises. The man insists he caused the accident himself, but van der Valk is convinced that he is covering up the truth.
    • Season for Love
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Van der Valk agrees to help a rich American woman who is looking for a young man who has gone missing in Amsterdam, but soon discovers that it is the woman who may be in real danger.
    • A Dangerous Point of View
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      The body of a man who has been stabbed to death is discovered in a flat. Van der Valk must find out why the dead man was there and who could have known about it.
    • Still Waters
      Still Waters
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      A new sea barrier is at the centre of a row between senior Dutch politicians and the radical Green Party. When the row leads to murder, van der Valk is called in to investigate.