A German language television series that has been running continuously since 1970, which makes it the longest-running German TV drama. Every episode features different detectives of a different city trying to solve a murder case.
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Series cast summary:
Klaus J. Behrendt ...  Max Ballauf / ... 92 episodes, 1990-2021
Miroslav Nemec Miroslav Nemec ...  Ivo Batic / ... 88 episodes, 1988-2020
Udo Wachtveitl Udo Wachtveitl ...  Franz Leitmayr / ... 86 episodes, 1991-2020
Dietmar Bär ...  Freddy Schenk / ... 85 episodes, 1984-2021
Ulrike Folkerts Ulrike Folkerts ...  Lena Odenthal / ... 75 episodes, 1989-2021
Joe Bausch Joe Bausch ...  Dr. Joseph Roth / ... 73 episodes, 1998-2021
Peter Espeloer Peter Espeloer ...  Peter Becker / ... 59 episodes, 1981-2021
Annalena Schmidt Annalena Schmidt ...  Frau Keller / ... 59 episodes, 1998-2021
Andreas Hoppe ...  Mario Kopper / ... 58 episodes, 1996-2017
Harald Krassnitzer Harald Krassnitzer ...  Moritz Eisner / ... 51 episodes, 1999-2021
Tessa Mittelstaedt Tessa Mittelstaedt ...  Franziska Lüttgenjohann / ... 47 episodes, 1999-2020
Bernd Michael Lade Bernd Michael Lade ...  Hauptkommissar Kain / ... 46 episodes, 1992-2008
Peter Sodann Peter Sodann ...  Hauptkommissar Bruno Ehrlicher / ... 45 episodes, 1992-2007
Michael Fitz Michael Fitz ...  Carlo Menzinger / ... 45 episodes, 1991-2013
Manfred Krug ...  Hauptkommissar Paul Stoever 41 episodes, 1984-2001
Sabine Postel Sabine Postel ...  Hauptkommissarin Inga Lürsen / ... 40 episodes, 1989-2019
Charles Brauer ...  Hauptkommissar Peter Brockmöller / ... 40 episodes, 1981-2001
Karl-Heinz von Hassel Karl-Heinz von Hassel ...  Kommissar Brinkmann / ... 40 episodes, 1971-2001
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ...  Frank Thiel / ... 39 episodes, 2002-2021
Axel Milberg ...  Klaus Borowski / ... 39 episodes, 1994-2021
Dominic Raacke ...  Till Ritter / ... 39 episodes, 1985-2014
Jan Josef Liefers ...  Prof. Karl-Friedrich Boerne / ... 39 episodes, 2002-2021
Christine Urspruch Christine Urspruch ...  Silke Haller / ... 39 episodes, 2002-2021
Mechthild Großmann Mechthild Großmann ...  Staatsanwältin Wilhelmine Klemm / ... 38 episodes, 2002-2021
Claus Dieter Clausnitzer Claus Dieter Clausnitzer ...  Herbert Thiel / ... 38 episodes, 1997-2021
Friederike Kempter Friederike Kempter ...  Nadeshda Krusenstern 37 episodes, 2002-2020
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A German language television series that has been running continuously since 1970, which makes it the longest-running German TV drama. Every episode features different detectives of a different city trying to solve a murder case.

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The introduction of the character Horst Schimanski (Götz George) in 1981 marked a strong change regarding the depiction of cops on German television. He became notorious for his rebellious and politically incorrect attitude, his frequent drinking, use of foul language and occasional use of violence. As those traits were unprecedented at the time, it gained the character a cult-status. Schimanski is also credited for making the word "shit" more socially acceptable, and in 1991, the German newspaper BILD even counted the number of times he used it. In many polls, Schimanski was voted the most popular character of the show. See more »

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Referenced in Emm wie Meikel: Zuschauerpost (1977) See more »

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As good if not better than most US crime shows
25 November 2018 | by michael_wehoSee all my reviews

Working my way through the Cologne series after watching the Kiel series on MHz. I especially like these series due to the pacing and stories. Moreover, I get a tour of different parts of Germany. If subtitles are not a drawback then I recommend Tatort. I kind of hope that MHz will show the really early ones from the 70s and 80s


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German

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29 November 1970 (West Germany) See more »

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Weimar, Thuringia, Germany

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