Sofie Grabol as Sarah Lund in The Killing III. This is the “pre-jumper” jumper.

The last case for Sarah Lund.

There were a few gasps of surprise from the audience at the British Film Institute in London last Friday (Nov 9) night when “the third and final series of The Killing” was introduced.

Which just goes to show not everyone keeps up with the news.

We have, of course, known for a long time now that Denmark’s compelling television export would be no more after the end of series three.

It was confirmed when Sofie Grabol appeared at BAFTA in London this time last year.

Click here to read my transcript of that November 2011 Q&A.

But it’s still hard to come to terms with the fact that there are just 10 more episodes of this BAFTA award-winning production left.

My full transcript of Friday’s fascinating BFI Q&A is below.

Chaired by Ben Preston, the editor of Radio Times, it featured Sofie Grabol, who plays Sarah Lund, creator, writer and showrunner Soren Sveistrup and producer Piv Bernth, who is now also Head of Drama at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

“I don’t think he did it.”

Sarah Lund (Sofie Grabol) is back in a second series of The Killing, which begins on BBC4 at 9pm on Saturday Nov 19, with the second episode at 10pm.

The first season of this Danish crime drama was a phenomenon when it was screened in the UK with English sub-titles earlier this year.

I missed it first time around, so bought the DVD box set.

And ended up watching all 20 episodes in the space of four days.

Created by writer Soren Sveistrup, it’s one of the most compelling dramas I have ever seen.

Last night I was invited to a London preview screening of The Killing II episode one.

Hosted by BAFTA together with the Embassy of Denmark in London.

Followed by a Q&A with Sofie and senior producer Piv Bernth.