Murder Call (1997–1999)

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Lucy Bell ...
 Det. Tessa Vance (31 episodes, 1997-2000)
Peter Mochrie ...
 Det. Steve Hayden (31 episodes, 1997-2000)
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 Det. Sen. Serg. Lance Fisk (31 episodes, 1997-2000)
Glenda Linscott ...
 Dr. Imogene 'Tootsie' Soamses (31 episodes, 1997-2000)
Jennifer Kent ...
 Const. Dee Suzeraine (31 episodes, 1997-2000)
Gary Day ...
 Det. Insp. Malcolm Thorne (31 episodes, 1997-2000)
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Det. Steve Hayden: [after being locked in a cool room] I never thought we'd end up like this, Tess. Of course, you realise I wouldn't do this for Thorne.
Det. Tessa Vance: Me either.
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What I wouldn't give to have this series on DVD - I'd even settle for VHS!!!
4 November 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I just picked up "Deadline" by Jennifer Rowe at a garage sale and on the cover it proclaimed "Introducing "Murder Call"'s Senior Detective Tessa Vance. I was instantly transported back 10 years. Even when it was first on television the station mucked about with the times - often it was on at 9.30 or later. But I persevered. It was so unlike any police show before or since. It was very "noirish" - the sets were often suffused in amber, the venetians

made the shadows slanted, the rooms were often dark - exactly like a 1940s detective movie. Lucy Bell's beauty was in keeping with the theme

  • dressed in Armani suits (or was it Gucci??) she had a blonde


loveliness that set her apart.

It was advertised "Detective Steve Hayden (Peter Mochrie) solves crime by the book but Detective Tessa Vance (Lucy Bell) uses intuition" and each episode usually ended in a voice over from Tessa putting all the clues together and then calling Steve (usually in the small hours of the morning) with her solutions - which were always right!! The gruff Det. Inspector Malcolm Thorne was played by Gary Day, who cut his teeth on "Homicide" one of Australia's first police drama series. There was also Geoff Morrell as Lance Fisk in forensics, Glenda Linscott as "Tootsie" Soames - she did the autopsies and Jennifer Kent as Dee Suzeraine, the police photographer. They were all great and perfect in their roles. In the tradition of "Midsomer Murders" there was never just one murder - the crazy killer always had several people to dispose of.

I wish I had this series on DVD - I'd even settle for VHS!!!

Highly Recommended.


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