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Polizeiruf 110 (1971)

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Polizeiruf 110 is a long-running German language detective television series. The first episode was broadcast 27 June 1971 in the German Democratic Republic, and after the dissolution of Fernsehen der DDR the series was picked up by ARD. It was originally created as a counterpart to the West German series Tatort, and quickly became a public favorite.

In contrast with other television crime series, in which killings are practically the primary focus, while Tatort handled homicide cases, the cases handled in the GDR TV's Polizeiruf were more often the more frequent, and less serious, crimes such as domestic violence, extortion, fraud, theft and juvenile delinquency, as well as alcoholism, child abuse and rape. Contrary to Tatort, which concentrated on the primary characters and their private lives, police procedure was the center of attention of Polizeiruf, especially in the earlier episodes. The scriptwriters attached particular importance to representation of the criminal and his state of mind, as well as the context of the crime. Many episodes aimed to teach and enlighten the audience about what does and what doesn't constitute appropriate behaviour and appropriate thought, rather than just to entertain. Polizeiruf was one of the few broadcasts by GDR media in which the real problems and difficulties of the supposedly more advanced socialist society could be displayed and discussed to some extent, albeit in a fictionalized and pedagogicalized environment.

Series Cast

  1. Peter Borgelt

    Hauptmann Fuchs, Fuchs, Hauptkommissar Fuchs, Hauptmann Peter Fuchs, Oberleutnant Fuchs, Peter Fuchs, Hauptkommissar Peter Fuchs

    82 Episodes

  2. Sigrid Göhler

    Leutnant Arndt, Vera Arndt, Leutnant Vera Arndt, LeutnantVera Arndt, Frau Raven

    46 Episodes

  3. Jürgen Frohriep

    Hauptkommissar Hübner, Oberleutnant Jürgen Hübner, Oberstleutnant Hübner, Oberkommissar Hübner, Oberkommissar Jürgen Hübner, Hübner

    33 Episodes

  4. Wolfgang Winkler

    Herbert Schneider, Ralph Jonas, Kommissar Schneider, Schneider, Peter Januschowitz, Peter Brück

    29 Episodes

  5. Andreas Schmidt-Schaller

    Oberkommissar Grawe, Oberleutnant Grawe, Grabowski, Grawe, Thomas Grawe, Rolf Heidenreich, Oberleutnant Thomas Grawe, Schöpke, Per Niemann, Oberkommissar Thomas Grawe, Leutnant Thomas Grawe

    29 Episodes

  6. Jaecki Schwarz

    Jaecki Schwarz

    Herbert Schmücke, Wirt, Zollamtmann Weißer, Kommissar Schmücke, Schmücke

    28 Episodes

  7. Marie Gruber

    Marie Gruber

    Gisela Kowski, Gerda Weigand, Rosamunde Weigand, Brigitte

    27 Episodes

  8. Lutz Riemann

    Zimmermann, Oberleutnant, Oberleutnant Lutz Zimmermann, Oberleutnant Zimmermann, Oberkommissar Lutz Zimmermann, Oberkommissar Zimmermann, Horst Lempel

    26 Episodes

  9. Alfred Rücker

    Subras, Wachtmeister Lutz Subras, Assistent Lutz Subras, Wachtmeister Subras, Kriminalmeister Subras, Lutz Subras, Leutnant

    24 Episodes

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Last Season

Polizeiruf 110

Season 49

2020 | 5 Episodes

Season 49 of Polizeiruf 110 premiered on January 19, 2020.

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Polizeiruf 110


Status Returning Series


Type Scripted

Original Language German


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