Spotlight Murder -- Real Murders, Real Investigators, Real Thrills
The eight-part crime reenactment series combines the plot-driven narrative structure of a classic whodunit mystery with the events of a real murder case. The series is presented by the real investigators, crime scene technicians, and medical examiners in charge of the original cases. They relate their impressions during the investigation and explain it step by step. In elaborate reenactment scenes, the audience is sent on an exciting investigative journey.
8 x 45min.
Suburbia - Women on the Edge
Five women, whose biggest challenge so far has been surviving their daily hour-long luxus shopping tours burning up their husband's credit cards, are taken by complete surprise when suddenly one of them is divorced by her husband and thrown out of the house.
Whether sparks are flying with the neighbours, your best friend has been the victim of a crime or a drug dealer is making trouble - the police is there to take care of law and order. However, cops are only human, too. Parents who refuse to believe the news that their child has died, teachers who are afraid of their pupils and friendships that are put to severe tests are as much on the agenda as the kind of questions that cops also have to ask themselves over and over again, such as are compromises essential, or is it more important to stick to one's own principles? What is stronger - one's profession or family ties? The police is not spared from private problems and conflicts within the squad either. And, in the city trouble is brewing; with the city police station in a part of the town where young and old, locals and incomers, yuppies and the unemployed live more or less cheek by jowl, a conflict-filled coexistence is more or less guaranteed.
Braunschlag is a more or less idyllic place in Austria, whose inhabitants are a league of their own. Among others there's a former beauty queen, a UFO landing site operator, a pair of weird doctors and the governor's nephew. Gerhard Tschach, mayor of Braunschlag, has a problem: After several failed business ventures, his town is bankrupt. Therefore, with his best friend, disco owner Richard Pfeisinger, he decides to fake a Marian apparition, to make tourists flood the ailing town and bring about the hoped-for financial recovery. Braunschlag starts to flourish, but the two hard-drinking men soon lose control. Somewhere between the delusions of the locals, pressure from the state capital, intractable marital problems and the Vatican, the situation escalates more and more - and the miracle of Braunschlag is becoming a nightmare fast.
Four Women and a Funeral
Julie, Maria, Sabine and Henriette - four remarkable women sharing an exceptional pastime - join forces in order to bring some excitement to the boring village life by suspecting murder in all those cases which initially seem to point to the opposite. Never failing to be present at any village funeral, they investigate the deaths by unnatural cause in a highly unconventional way. In the second season of the series, Henriette helps out Julie with a friendly turn, indispensable to Julie's life and as a consequence has to go to jail for quite some time. Mona, a young community doctor with investigative skills and medical expertise, joins the team. Due to her work abroad her sister Lola quickly takes her place in the third season and it doesn't take long until the next case gets them going.
When Mona has to leave the village at the beginning of the fourth season, the young girl Pippa teams up with the Four Women and unknowingly reveals a family secret of Julie.
The splendid town of Kitzbuehel, at the foot of the Austrian Alps, set in unspoilt countryside and popular with the jet set, makes a fascinating setting for this thrilling detective series. «K-Files» features a dynamic young team of investigators, a gourmet chef full of bright ideas, a countess well acquainted with jet set life and a large portion of humour: the result is a witty and exciting detective series of a very special kind! The series is built around a young team of CID officers who constantly encounter extremely baffling murder cases.
Episodes: 1-33 distributed by ZDF Enterprises/34-125 distributed by ORF
Angelica Fast is in her mid-thirties, a divorced single mother - and a successful investigator at Vienna's criminal investigation department. The good-looking young woman handles the balancing act between her job and parental duties with humour. Even if her teenage twins keep her on her toes, she goes all out for the pursuit of criminals. That professional and private life isn't always separable, is not least due to her ex-husband, the chief of forensics: Some teasing is part of the daily routine, and it may well happen, that childrearing is discussed on the crime scene.
Sentimentality has no room in all this - Angelica Fast knows what she wants and always keeps the facts in sight.