Scene of the Crime - True Lies
Two Viennese special investigators, Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner, are called to a puzzling murder case in the Salzkammergut lake district. The body of a woman has been found in Lake Hallstatt, shot dead and submerged in a car. It emerges that the dead woman is a German journalist who had been reported missing, and had recently been working on a story about illegal arms deals. Eisner's and Fellner's investigations take them to the dead editor's desperate life partner, her informant, her editor in chief and a mysterious death that even decades later has still not been cleared up. The Federal Ministry of Homeland Security, which clearly has no interest in reopening this old and politically inconvenient case, quickly gets involved, putting pressure on the two police inspectors and their boss, Ernst Rauter. But undaunted, Eisner and Fellner continue to investigate, rapidly discovering that the historical crime and the murder of the journalist must in fact have something to do with each other.
Scene of the Crime - Home Sweet Home
A harrowing picture greets Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner when they arrive at the crime scene: Member of Parliament Raoul Ladurner in front of his house, bewildered and with bloodstained hands, his wife stabbed to death in the kitchen, their daughter critically injured. What happened here? A brutal burglary? The many indications at first glance that this is a case of forced entry cannot be ignored. Ladurner also makes serious allegations against a businesswoman from East Germany, whose business deals he has thwarted as an MP. But Ladurner himself also starts to seem increasingly shady. It's been a long time since relationships within his family were as amicable and idyllic as he has painted them. The true depth of the tragedy uncovered by Bibi and Moritz in the course of their investigations is greater than anyone could have expected.
Der Tote im See
Grete Öller (Maria Hofstätter), Kriminalbeamtin am Landeskriminalamt Linz, wird gemeinsam mit ihrer jungen Kollegin Lisa Nemeth (Miriam Fussenegger) zu einer im Stausee Steyrdurchbruch gefundenen Leiche mit Schusswunde gerufen. Rasch scheint alles klar zu sein: Der Tote - Erich Dirnbacher (Fritz Karl) - hat, nachdem ihn seine Frau mit den Kindern verlassen hat, nicht nur unter Depressionen gelitten, sondern auch an Krebs in weit fortgeschrittenem Stadium. Offensichtlich hat er Selbstmord begangen. In Dirnbachers Haus machen Grete und Lisa jedoch eine Entdeckung, die Grete persönlich trifft: Dirnbacher war jener fahrerflüchtige Lenker, der vor Jahren die Familie von Sepp Ahorner (Josef Hader) bei einem Autounfall getötet hat. Sepp hatte damals so lange nach dem Schuldigen gesucht, bis er wegen Arbeitsunfähigkeit in Frühpension geschickt wurde. Ausgerechnet jetzt, wo sie das Scheitern ihrer Beziehung endlich verarbeitet hat, muss Grete Öller Sepp persönlich die Nachricht überbringen. Gemeinsam mit Lisa macht sie sich auf den Weg ins Mühlviertel. Aber Sepp ist verschwunden und niemand weiß, wo er ist. Auch seine Mutter Maria (Erni Mangold) nicht, die sich über Gretes Auftauchen nicht freuen kann. Gretes Verwunderung über Sepps Verschwinden und Marias abweisendes Verhalten weicht rasch der Sorge um Sepp. Warum ist er untergetaucht? Und warum hat er dabei ein altes Jagdgewehr seines Vaters mitgenommen?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Forensic psychologist, Dr. Leo Benedict solves crimes by going straight to the source: the psyche. When investigating a series of mysterious suicides, he stumbles accross a shady pharmaceutical company: Janus. Throughout this pharmaceutical thriller and family drama, Leo is determined to get to the bottom of this.
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. Having said that, cops are 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; the police Station is situated in a district 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.
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.
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. Teasing is part of her daily routine, and it may well 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 always keeps the facts in sight.