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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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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.

Instantly the remaining BFFs realize that the same could happen to them - and their survival instinct awakens. How convenient that their husbands - all businessmen with a quite strong inclination towards corruption - are planning a big deal using their ignorant wives. What the men don't know is that their wives are setting out to turn the tables. Never would they suspect having unleashed a bunch of beautiful beasts...
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CopStories
CopStories
Whether sparks are fl ying with the neighbours, yourbest friend has been the victim of a crime or a drugdealer is making trouble - the police is there to takecare of law and order. However, cops are only human,too. Parents who refuse to believe the newsthat their child has died, teachers who are afraidof their pupils and friendships that are put to severetests are as much on the agenda as the kindof questions that cops also have to ask themselvesover and over again, such as are compromises essential,or is it more important to stick to one's ownprinciples? What is stronger - one's profession orfamily ties?
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Braunschlag
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. This is why he and his best friend, club-owner Richard Pfeisinger, decide to fake a Martian apparition, to make tourists flood the ailing town and to aim for financial recovery. Braunschlag starts to flourish, but the two hard-drinking men soon lose control. Somewhere between the locals' delusions, pressure from the state capital, intractable marital problems and the Vatican, the situation escalates - and the miracle of Braunschlag quickly turns into a disaster.
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Four Women and a Funeral
Four Women and a Funeral

Four women from a small village stick their noses where they don't belong. They can't help but investigate deaths by unnatural causes.

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Soko Kitzbuehel
Soko Kitzbuehel

The splendid town of Kitzbuehel, at the foot of theAustrian Alps, set in unspoilt countryside and popularwith the jet set, makes a fascinating settingfor this thrilling detective series. «K-Files» featuresa dynamic young team of investigators, a gourmetchef full of bright ideas, a countess well acquaintedwith jet set life and a large portion of humour. Theresult is a witty and exciting detective series of avery special kind!The series is built around a young team of CIDofficers who constantly encounter extremelybaffling murder cases


Episodes:1-33 distributed by ZDF Enterprises34-231 distributed by ORF 

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Fast Forward
Angelica Fast is in her mid-thirties, a divorced singlemother and a successful investigator at Vienna'scriminal investigation department. The good-lookingyoung woman handles the balancing act betweenher job and parental duties with humour.Even if her teenage twins keep her on her toes, shegoes all out to pursue criminals. That her professionaland private lives aren't always separable is notleast due to her ex-husband, the chief of forensics.Teasing is part of her daily routine, and it maywell happen that their children's upbringing is discussed on the crime scene. There is no room for sentimentality in all this - Angelica Fast knows what she wants and alwayskeeps the facts in sight.
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