Follow the pioneers of criminalistics across four centuries, be a witness to groundbreaking discoveries that forever changed the world of crime-fighting. From fingerprints to forensic ballistics, from Vidocq to Pinkerton.

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4   3   2   1  
1992   1991   1990   1989  

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Series cast summary:
Petr Kostka ...
 Castilho / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
Pavel Rímský ...
 Advocate Hummel / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
Radoslav Brzobohatý ...
 Lucas / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ladislav Potmesil ...
 Agent Kalina / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
Pavel Pípal ...
 Balthazard / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
Stanislav Fiser
(3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gustav Bubník
(3 episodes, 1989)
Ladislav Frej ...
 Attorney Decous / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Daniela Kolárová ...
 Holly Hobdayová / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Ladislav Mrkvicka ...
 Coco / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jirí Schmitzer ...
 Giulio Canella / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gustav Opocenský ...
 Paolo Narvi / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Josef Vinklár ...
 Inspector Kubes / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Milos Vávra ...
 Adam Luczek / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Captain Pioterek / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Miroslav Moravec ...
 Detective Martens / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Ivan Vyskocil ...
 Bendzo Emerson / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jan Teplý ...
 Jecmínek / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tomás Töpfer ...
 Charles / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Ilja Racek ...
 Bojarski / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Pavel Skrípal ...
 Ital Mario / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
Frantisek Svihlík ...
 Bookma / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Michal Dlouhý ...
 Adam Hobday / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jaroslava Adamová ...
 Mother / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jirí Bartoska ...
 Gardner / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jirí Stepnicka ...
 Da Costa / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jana Sulcová ...
 Dikmanová / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jan Novotný ...
 Charles Ross / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
...
 Journalist Michnik / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Miroslav Táborský ...
 Bailiff / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jan Bonaventura ...
 Chairman / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jirí Klem ...
 Inspector Legrand / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Zdenek Mucha ...
 Cooker / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Barbora Srncová ...
 Agneszka / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
Jaroslav Kepka ...
 Antiquarian Malipieri / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jaroslav Satoranský ...
 Alfred / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Václav Vydra ...
 Gerhard / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Otto Lackovic ...
 Old Emcke / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Josef Langmiler ...
 Dr. Bardou / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Ladislav Kazda ...
 Eberman / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jirí Holý ...
 Governor / ... (2 episodes, 1991)
Vlastimil Zavrel ...
 Army / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Valérie Zawadská ...
 Inkeeper in Chapelle / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Alexej Pysko ...
 Koenigstein's Advocate / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Viktor Vrabec ...
 A. Bandiera / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Josef Vetrovec ...
 Doctor / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
René Pribil ...
 Fossard / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Ladislav Trojan ...
 Dr. Benot / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Otakar Brousek ...
 Judge / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Emil Konecný ...
 Druggist Eyssartier / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Borivoj Navrátil ...
 Osipov (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jirina Jelenská ...
 Rachejtle (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Adolf Filip
(2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Oldrich Vlach ...
 Commitee Foreman / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Milan Sandhaus ...
 Atkin (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Stanislav Tríska ...
 Golubowski (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Rudolf Jelínek ...
 Velitel (2 episodes, 1991)
Vladimír Dlouhý ...
 Inspector Forst / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jana Preissová ...
 Gabriela de la Pivardiere / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Václav Postránecký ...
 Barman McGregor / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Pavel Trávnícek ...
 Ferry / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Petr Svoboda ...
 Inspector Schütz / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
Ladislav Lakomý ...
 Jeweller Milton (2 episodes, 1990)
Bohumil Svarc ...
 Mayor Kenneth (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Zdenek Dolanský ...
 Benhamou collegue (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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Thrilling tales from the history of criminology. The heroes aren't famous detectives, but the discoverers of scientific methods used in solving crime. Each episode, filmed in the appropriate period setting and starring leading Czech and German actors, has its own story to tell. The series, covering the period between the mid 16th and early 20th centuries, shows the birth of toxicology, court medicine, ballistics, dactyloscopy, identification practices and other methods. Written by CeskáTelevize

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Crime | History

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1989 (Czechoslovakia)  »

Also Known As:

Adventure in Criminological Investigation  »

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1.33 : 1
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