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Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on November 29, 1970. The opening sequence for the series has remained the same throughout the decades, which remains highly unusual for any such long-running TV series up to date.

Each of the regional TV channels which together form ARD, plus ORF and SF, produces its own episodes, starring its own police inspector, some of which, like the discontinued Schimanski, have become cultural icons.

The show appears on DasErste and ORF 2 on Sundays at 8:15 p.m. and currently about 30 episodes are made per year. As of March 2013, 865 episodes in total have been produced.

Tatort is currently being broadcast in the United States on the MHz Worldview channel under the name Scene of the Crime.

  1. Gunther Witte


  2. Günter Rohrbach


Series Cast

  1. Miroslav Nemec

    Miroslav Nemec

    Blatzer, Hochmeier, Kriminalhauptkommissar Ivo Batic, Krimminalhauptkommissar Ivo Batic, Kriminalkommissar Ivo Batic

    64 Episodes

  2. Udo Wachtveitl

    Udo Wachtveitl

    Kriminalhauptkommissar Franz Leitmayer, Kriminalhauptkommissar Franz Leitmayr, Franz Leimayr

    63 Episodes

  3. Klaus J. Behrendt

    Klaus J. Behrendt

    Erwin Spilonska, Hauptmeister Max Ballauf, Hauptkommissar Max Ballauf

    48 Episodes

  4. Charles Brauer

    Charles Brauer

    Kessenich, Hauptkommissar Peter Brockmöller, Grassmann

    39 Episodes

  5. Bernd Michael Lade

    Bernd Michael Lade

    Hans-Dieter Lange, Kain, Kriminalhauptmeister Kain, Kommissar Kain, M.Kain, Unterkommissar Kain

    39 Episodes

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Current Season

Scene of the Crime

Season 50

2019 | 18 Episodes

Season 50 of Scene of the Crime premiered on January 1, 2019.

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Scene of the Crime



Original Name Tatort

Status Returning Series


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    The broadcaster must take the decision about the air time by taking in consideration the impact on young children in the timeframe from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

Type Scripted

Original Language German

Runtime 90m



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