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Tatort 

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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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Series cast summary:
Klaus J. Behrendt Klaus J. Behrendt ...  Max Ballauf / ... 91 episodes, 1990-2021
Miroslav Nemec Miroslav Nemec ...  Ivo Batic / ... 86 episodes, 1988-2020
Udo Wachtveitl Udo Wachtveitl ...  Franz Leitmayr / ... 84 episodes, 1991-2020
Dietmar Bär ...  Freddy Schenk / ... 84 episodes, 1984-2021
Ulrike Folkerts Ulrike Folkerts ...  Lena Odenthal / ... 73 episodes, 1989-2021
Joe Bausch Joe Bausch ...  Dr. Joseph Roth / ... 72 episodes, 1998-2021
Andreas Hoppe ...  Mario Kopper / ... 58 episodes, 1996-2017
Peter Espeloer Peter Espeloer ...  Peter Becker / ... 56 episodes, 1981-2019
Annalena Schmidt Annalena Schmidt ...  Frau Keller / ... 56 episodes, 1998-2019
Harald Krassnitzer Harald Krassnitzer ...  Moritz Eisner / ... 49 episodes, 1999-2020
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
Dominic Raacke ...  Till Ritter / ... 39 episodes, 1985-2014
Axel Milberg ...  Klaus Borowski / ... 38 episodes, 1994-2020
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ...  Frank Thiel / ... 37 episodes, 2002-2020
Jan Josef Liefers ...  Prof. Karl-Friedrich Boerne / ... 37 episodes, 2002-2020
Friederike Kempter Friederike Kempter ...  Nadeshda Krusenstern 37 episodes, 2002-2020
Christine Urspruch Christine Urspruch ...  Silke Haller / ... 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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Between 1985 and 1989, the networks ARD from Germany and ORF from Austria co-produced thirteen episodes, which were only aired in Austria (see Tatort (1985)). See more »

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Great show!
29 January 2018 | by MhzfanSee all my reviews

Having said this is a great show, I also have to say that I've only seen episodes from the one set in Cologne (and its crossover episodes with Leipzig) and a couple of episodes from Hamburg. Mhz is the only channel that shows Tatort in my area, and they have only shown the detectives from these cities. Mhz had a long break in airing them but as of 2017 they are re-showing the Cologne episodes, and it's been great to see Freddy and Max again. I think Mhz has a pay site for viewing them on the web, and I did notice that Youtube has a lot of them (from many more regions), but the ones I've checked aren't captioned. I don't know German, so Youtube hasn't been helpful to me.

The other reviews cover the general idea of Tatort, and I can't add anymore to them except to say that the Cologne episodes are consistently good. I also liked the two I saw with Mehmet Kurtulus (Hamburg). They had quite a different feel to them, and I hope the station will show more of them; the two I saw made me want to see the others. As mentioned above, Tatort often deals with social issues, and it's interesting to see how Germany addresses them. In a less serious vein, regional cultural differences sometimes appear in the dialogue (and presumably the accents). For instance, people in Cologne seem to have some antipathy toward Westphalians, though I don't know why. Naturally, it's also fun for Americans to hear Max occasionally speak English or to see or hear popular cultural references familiar to people in the U.S. Of course, the main emphasis is solving homicides, and if you enjoy detective shows, I do recommend that you give this show a try.


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West Germany | Austria

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29 November 1970 (West Germany) See more »

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Weimar, Thuringia, Germany

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