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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 Castilho / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Holly Hobdayová / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Coco / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Paolo Narvi / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Inspector Kubes / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Adam Luczek / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Captain Pioterek / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Detective Martens / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Bendzo Emerson / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Jecmínek / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Charles Lafarge / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Bojarski / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Pavel Skrípal ...
 Ital Mario / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Bookma / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Adam Hobday / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Mother / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Gardner / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Da Costa / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Dikmanová / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Charles Ross / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Journalist Michnik / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Bailiff / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Chairman / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Inspector Legrand / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Cooker / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Agneszka / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Antiquarian Malipieri / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Alfred / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Gerhard / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Old Emcke / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Dr. Bardou / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Eberman / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Governor / ... (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Army / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Inkeeper in Chapelle / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Koenigstein's Advocate / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 A. Bandiera / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Doctor / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Fossard / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Dr. Benot / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Judge / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Emil Konecný ...
 Druggist Eyssartier / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Osipov (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jirina Jelenská ...
 Rachejtle (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Adolf Filip
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 Commitee Foreman / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Milan Sandhaus ...
 Atkin (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Stanislav Tríska ...
 Golubowski (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Velitel (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Inspector Forst / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Gabriela de la Pivardiere / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Barman McGregor / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Ferry / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Inspector Schütz / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Jeweller Milton (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Mayor Kenneth (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Albert (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Zdenek Dolanský ...
 Benhamou collegue (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Karel Chromík ...
 Expert (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Prosector (2 episodes, 1989)
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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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Adventure in Criminological Investigation  »

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