Gerold Plassek is anything but a do gooder. A journalist with a regional newspaper in St. Pölten and a confirmed cynic, he never does more than the minimum necessary. He spends his sizeable amounts of free time getting drunk with like minded friends at his favourite pub - until two unexpected and initially unwelcome events put an end to Gerold's lethargy and perpetual misery. First, he becomes responsible overnight for Manuel, the 14 year old son of an old friend while the friend is overseas working for Doctors without Borders. Secondly, and even more seriously, an anonymous well-wisher donates large sums of money to precisely the charitable organisation that Gerold's newspaper articles are looking into. And his acquaintanceship with Manuel's quick witted teacher Rebecca calls into question all the arrogant indifference he has cultivated over the years.
Scene of the Crime - Fork It Over
A confusing scene awaits Federal Criminal Police Office special investigators near a road outside Vienna: an initially unidentifiable corpse has been found, with the perpetrator or perpetrators having made it deliberately difficult for the police to find out what took place. Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner use all means at their disposal and move forward step by step. What happened? And who is the dead man? Was it a premeditated murder, or did something completely different go tragically wrong? Little by little, Bibi and Moritz find out that the case involves an assault on a security guard working for the Dokta, a big time criminal of many years' standing in Vienna. So there was probably a lot of money involved, too. The only question is who in all seriousness would be mad or blasé enough to steal from the Dokta? Moritz and Bibi are not alone in wondering this - so is the victim of the theft, who is bent on revenge.
The two inspectors Sandra Mohr and Sascha Bergmann are ordered to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the coach of the Austrian ski team. Soon the corpse of the ski legend is found in the snow. There is no doubt - he was murdered. The man had many enemies. Several suspects are eligible for the deed.
The Professor. The Oilfield Mystery (Professor Kramer and the Mystery of the Russian Blood)
Adelgunde, a Contemporary History Professor at the University of Vienna becomes the young Russian Jekaterina's doctoral thesis supervisor. But Jekatarina didn't pick her supervisor on a whim. Adelgunde's father was abducted when working in oil fields during the Russian occupation and was never seen again. Jekatarina claims he started a family before he died and claims to be his granddaughter. When both women start to dig into their family history, which is linked to a current murder case, their personal and political differences become flagrant. And a long buried family secret comes to light.
A Dance to Remembrance
Hartmut fights against his wife's Alzheimer's with every fibre of his being. He's ready to defy the odds and play his most unexpected card. As Erika comes back to her senses when listening to Disco music, he decides to bring their flat back into the seventies. This idea divides opinions and brings old family secrets back to light. But it's a risk he is ready to take to hold the true love of his life in his arms once more.
Scene of the Crime - The Fist
Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner face a new enigma as a tattooed body is found in a spectacular display. And to top things off, the body can't seem to be identified. But there is no other way: to arrest the murderer, the Viennese detectives have to find out who the victim was.
Eine Leiche, die öffentlich spektakulär zur Schau gestellt wird, und eine auffällige Tätowierung stellen Moritz Eisner und Bibi Fellner vor ein Rätsel. Denn der Tote kann nicht identifiziert werden. Den Wiener Tatort-Ermittlern wird klar: Um den Täter zu finden, müssen sie zuerst klären, wer eigentlich das Opfer ist.
Downtown Comedy: Harrinator
Harri Pinter is a jerk. For an Ice Hockey junkie, this is the ultimate compliment. The bare-knuckled 46 year old refuses to grow up and that causes his long term girlfriend to leave him for a man with his heart on his sleeve. Harri faces a mid life crisis on his own while getting ready to compete for his ex's heart. Game on.
Downtown Comedy: Faith for Beginners
Musa, Lebemann with a Turkish background, drowns as a taxi driver until he falls in love with Aisha, the beautiful daughter of his strictly faithful boss (Ercan Durmaz). In order to win her heart, he, who can not do much with religion, must become a model Muslim. Shortly thereafter, he gets a restaurant from his taxist's wife - but under a small condition: he has to convert to Christianity. So at the same time become a Muslim and a Christian - an insoluble dilemma? Not for Musa!
Scene of the Crime - Defenseless
The body of the head of the police academy is discovered. At first everything points towards suicide with his own service weapon, especially as his wife has been found dead on the top floor of the building. It seems he beat her to death in the heat of the moment. But the autopsy paints a whole other picture. The projectile in his chest wasn't fired from his own weapon; yet the type of bullet is a police-only issue. That means the perpetrator is most likely from his own ranks. Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner's investigations at the police academy dig up some extremely suspicious facts.
Dramatic Hunt (Rosaria 3)
During shooting practice in the Woods, 13-year-old Franzi overestimates his abilities and doesn't confidently hit the empty wine bottle as usual - he hits his grandfather. Shocked, Franzi runs away and doesn't have the courage to confide in anyone. When Anton Wolf dies two days later, without having revealed the facts, a dramatic course of action unfolds: almost all the villagers suspect Franz Wolf of having shot his father during an argument; they go on a veritable witch hunt against him, a serious trial for Franz and his wife Irene. When Josef, Franz's brother, returns to the village, he seems to be the only one who believes in his brother's innocence.
Backwoods Crimes - Midsummer Night's Murder
An old dairymaid leaves a tarot card on a wooden table in an alpine meadow. The small group for whom the cards are being laid gazes in awe at the «death» card. A little later, a young woman is found dead in a hollow in the alpine mountains, but when the police reach the rough terrain, the body has disappeared without a trace. The victim is a German tourist. Before her death, it seems, she gave an organist a lot of money as a donation towards building his organ tower. His girlfriend was incredibly jealous, as she always was whenever he won a tourist's heart with his music. But she isn't the only suspect. The tourist's huband wasn't happy with the alliance either. He suspects the organist of having killed his wife and taken all the money. Everybody suspects everyone else. Nobody seems to put their cards on the table, not even the inspector who is expected to solve the case. Soon another tarot card is revealed on the mountain meadow, but which one?
Backwoods Crimes - Final Settlement
Commissario Höllbacher made a mistake he can't forget. But at least he wants to try to put everything behind him: the case and vain public prosecutor Nicoletti, who dragged the commissario into the glare of publicity. Höllbacher retires to a quieter post in his home town of Merano where he lives in the former tailor's workshop his late mother ran. His old friend Verginer takes care of him. They talk, drink and even laugh from time to time. At work Höllbacher is written off as a burn-out case. Then a couple are shot in the centre of Merano. She was the famous chairwoman of an Austrian bank. A terrorist background is suspected. Chief Commissioner Thaler calls the once so successful Commissario Höllbacher for help, but he wants nothing to do with the investigations - until Nicoletti interferes in the case. That's the moment Höllbacher knows he no longer has a choice.
Scene of the Crime - Shock
The team of investigators at Vienna's Federal Criminal Police Office is faced with an unusually delicate task: Lieutenant-Colonel Moritz Eisner and his colleague, Major Bibi Fellner, aren't supposed to solve a murder case, but rather prevent one. A young man has kidnapped his parents and in an open message has threatened to harm his mother and father - both highly respected members of society - and himself. Public interest in the events is huge. What's more, the young man always seems to be one step ahead of the investigators and successfully avoids being arrested. He skillfully influences public opinion about himself by using the social media and effectively directs his critical messages at the prevailing social system. Eisner and Feller are closing in on the young man and get into a spiral of public pressure, intense conflicts with each other, and growing inner doubts. The longer the feverish hunt lasts, the clearer it becomes that the culprit isn't working alone. He must have accomplices that support him and his activities. The trail leads to a network of radical activists classified as extremist by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.
Backwoods Crimes - All About Uku
Roli and Ferdinand waylay those who think they are safe on the Höhenstraße, the dividing line between the city and the countryside. As their night shifts are only just bearable with alcohol, the quality of their unauthorized assumption of authority drops the later it gets. In the end the interrogation of a young black African and his Austrian friend results in a totally unplanned arrest - with unexpected consequences.
Backwoods Crimes - Styrian Blood
After hunters find a naked body in the woods, the brutal and mysterious case is assigned to Sandra, a young police officer. Whilst trying to solve this curious case, she faces the huge challenges of both working for her mischievous and coarse boss and of getting along with the sworn country community, which, as it turns out, wouldn't lift a finger to help her. Moreover, Sandra is put to the test when confronted with her complicated past.
Backwoods Crimes - If You Knew How Beautiful It Is Here
The shy local police commander Hannes only knows violent crimes from television. But when a girl from the village is found brutally murdered in a dead mine, everything changes. As no one believes that Hannes can solve the case, soon the chief inspector arrives at the crime scene to take over. Hannes stays on the case to prove he can solve the it on his own, but during his investigations his hometown and its inhabitants soon turn into complete strangers to him.
Backwoods Crimes - Death on Ice
The retired policeman Sepp Ahorner discovers a dead body on a frozen lake. Since the two female investigators, who had travelled all the way to uncover this murder, are then rejected by all the village people, starts his own investigations. Auf dem zugefrorenen Gemeindeteich liegt die Leiche eines Urlaubers. Der ehemalige Polizist Sepp Ahorner ist als erster am Tatort. Die Kriminalbeamtin Grete Öller und ihre Assistentin können mit dem aussortierten Kollegen wenig anfangen.
Auf dem zugerorenen Gemeindeteich liegt die Leiche eines Urlaubers. Der ehemalige Polizist Sepp Ahorner ist als erster am Tatort. Die Kriminalbeamtin Grete Öller und ihre Assistentin können mit dem aussortierten Kollegen wenig anfangen.
Irene's Dark Secret (Rosaria 2)
Young Irene has just been elected vice-mayor of three consolidated communities. When the sitting mayor dies in a car accident immediately after the election, she assumes his duties on an interim basis. Many villagers are upset because Irene has very unconventional ideas for the administration. When chef Paul Berger wants to reopen an old village inn and Irene's brother Georg wants to work there, Irene is also vehemently opposed to the inn project. Old wounds of the past break open and a dark secret slowly comes to light.
Scene of the Crime - Shooting Star
Before the final round of a commercial broadcaster's talent show, music manager and jury member Udo Hausberger is found strangled in his villa. It looks like an accident during an extreme sex game. But during the autopsy a crumpled piece of paper is found in the throat of the victim. Clearly the Music manager has choked on that, and suddenly suicide is out of the question. On this paper, the investigators discover lyrics, which the young man with a wonderful voice is to sing who is regarded as the favourite likely to win.
Scene of the Crime - The Art of War
On the outskirts of Vienna, a Turkish businessman has been murdered. To Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner, the cruelty of the perpetrators suggests that the man was involved with organised crime. In the course of the investigation, Eisner meets a young Ukrainian woman who has been a white slave in the house of the victim for years, and the investigators seem to be on to a gang of human traffickers. When among the associates of the murder victim a violent pimp just released from prison shows up, the case takes a surprising twist, which could be fatal for the two investigators.
Backwoods Crimes - Southern Cross
After a traumatic police operation gone bad, cop Tommy takes a break. He is looking for peace in a small, tranquil village, where his father, who left the family years ago, was the headmaster and bequeathed to him the old schoolhouse. The villagers don't exactly welcome him with open arms - the only ones who meet him with less hostility are the shopkeeper and his neighbour Traude. And even the peace doesn't last long, because there is a terrible accident at the local circus, in which Fire Chief Fenninger is killed. Soon there is evidence that this accident comes in handy for some villagers. Ever more clearly Tommy recognizes that chasms open up behind the facade of the peaceful village, abysses of revenge, hatred and retribution - and not least of Tommy's own family history.
Backwoods Crimes - The Woman with One Shoe
In a quarry pond floats blonde hair. Not a wig, but a real scalp. Then a foot is found, a knee somewhere else. Police chief Franzi and her colleague are faced with a growing puzzle of body parts. They all belong to the same person. But to whom? Because headquarters take their own sweet time, Franzi investigates on her own and is confronted with passions quite unlike anything she has ever seen.
Backwoods Crimes - All Flesh is Grass
After Anton Galba's blackmailer, who knew everything about him and his secret lover, dies through an unfortunate fall, Galba panics and instantly removes the body. Soon after police officer Nathanael Weiß starts his investigations and although he knows Galba is guilty, he needs his help at the same time to get rid of Weiß' own opponent.
Durch einen Sturz über die Stiege stirbt Roland Mathis, der widerwärtige Schnüffler, der Anton Galba (Wolfgang Böck) und dessen heimliche Geliebte mit ihrem Verhältnis erpresst hatte. In Panik lässt Galba, Leiter der Abwasserreinigungsanlage Dornbirn, die Leiche im Häcksler verschwinden - Fleisch wird zu Gras.