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Scene of the Crime (1970)

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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. Günter Rohrbach


  2. Gunther Witte


Series Cast

  1. Miroslav Nemec

    Miroslav Nemec

    Kriminalhauptkommissar Ivo Batic, Hochmeier, Blatzer

    62 Episodes

  2. Udo Wachtveitl

    Kriminalhauptkommissar Franz Leitmayr

    60 Episodes

  3. Klaus J. Behrendt

    Hauptmeister Max Ballauf, Hauptkommissar Max Ballauf, Erwin Spilonska

    47 Episodes

  4. Harald Krassnitzer

    Harald Krassnitzer

    Moritz Eisner

    47 Episodes

  5. Bernd Michael Lade

    Hans-Dieter Lange, Kain

    46 Episodes

  6. Peter Sodann

    Peter Sodann

    Kommissar Bruno Ehrlicher, Hauptkommissar Bruno Ehrlicher, Kriminalhauptkommissar Bruno Ehrlicher, Hauptkommissar Ehrlicher, Ehrlicher, Kommissar Ehrlicher, Bruno Ehrlicher

    45 Episodes

  7. Charles Brauer

    Charles Brauer

    Grassmann, Kessenich, Peter Brockmöller

    40 Episodes

  8. Dietmar Bär

    Dietmar Bär

    Klenze, Oberkommissar Freddy Schenk, Ernst, Kriminalhauptkommissar Freddy Schenk, Hauptkommissar Freddy Schenk, Schenk

    40 Episodes

  9. Sabine Postel

    Sabine Postel

    Inga Lürsen, Vera

    40 Episodes

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Last Season

Scene of the Crime

Season 51

2020 | 32 Episodes

Season 51 of Scene of the Crime premiered on January 1, 2020.

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Scene of the Crime


Original Name Tatort

Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language German


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