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Kottan's Investigations
Major Kottan is a homicide investigator with the Vienna police. Together with his colleagues, the one-legged Schremser and the simple-minded Schrammel, he solves cases marked by unusual circumstances and bizarre phenomena. While their superior, megalomaniac Chief Constable Pilch, makes their life and work even more difficult, Kottan unsuccessfully fiddles with his second career as a bandleader.
"Kottan's Investigations" always borders on highly charged parody and socio-critical aspiration. After all, who would expect that between everyday police work and gangland bosses one has to deal with coffee vending machines with artificial intelligence, UFO sightings or crocodile attacks? 12 episodes full of unruly corpses and absurd investigations, in short: crazy TV anarchy.
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Spotlight Murder -- Real Murders, Real Investigators, Real Thrills
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.

All episodes of the series are based on real murder cases solved by the Vienna police. The real killers were convicted -- hence the clear message of the series: «There is no perfect murder. At the end of the day, everyone makes a mistake."

Caution! Spotlight Murder is not for the faint of heart.

 

8 x 45min.

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Fast Forward - Movies (90min)
Fast Forward - Movies (90min)
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.
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The Nosy Brothers
Felix has been trying to cope with his life since his wife passed away as a result of a diving accident on their honeymoon. But then he is hit by another fateful blow. His father, Wilhelm, a private investigator by profession, dies of a heart attack during a surveillance operation. Reading his will, Felix discovers that there is another son, one who does not follow the rules of the family. Their father's will make the two very different half-brothers joint owners of the detective agency. When they visit the premises, they are drawn into their first case - actually their father's last. And somehow the two of them discover that they enjoy detective work - even though Felix would prefer to approach the case more analytically, rather than intuitively, like Ronnie.
This new 10-part crime-series amazes with a huge portion of comedy and charm at the same time.
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Janus
Janus

Dr. Leo Benedict is a forensic psychologist. His world is the minds of mentally deranged criminals. It doesn't matter if it's Cara Horvath calling on him as a police expert or someone else asking him for help in a private matter, Leo knows that every crime starts in the psyche - and consequently can only be solved there, too. When Leo looks into a series of mysterious suicides, he stumbles across the shadowy pharmaceutical company Janus and is stunned when he discovers what is actually behind the suicides. «Janus» is a criminal series that is half pharmaceutical thriller, half family drama that turns out to be an enthralling detective story.

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CopStories
CopStories
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.
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Four Women and a Funeral
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.

Sensational Market Shares in Austria: 24% 12-49! 17% 12-29!

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K-Files
K-Files

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

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Fast Forward
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.
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