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Thirty Cases of Major Zeman is a Czechoslovak action-drama television show intended as a political propaganda to support the official attitude of the communist party. The series were filmed in the 1970s.

Each episode encompasses one year, and investigations are stylized to that year. Most are inspired by real cases. The series follows the life of police investigator Jan Zeman during his career from 1945 to 1975.

Series Cast

  1. Vladimír Brabec as major Jan Zeman

    Vladimír Brabec

    major Jan Zeman

    30 Episodes

  2. Vladimír Ráž as

    Vladimír Ráž

    16 Episodes

  3. Ladislav Mrkvička as

    Ladislav Mrkvička

    16 Episodes

  4. Josef Větrovec as

    Josef Větrovec

    14 Episodes

  5. Ivo Niederle as

    Ivo Niederle

    10 Episodes

  6. Jaroslava Obermaierová as

    Jaroslava Obermaierová

    9 Episodes

  7. Emil Horváth as

    Emil Horváth

    8 Episodes

  8. Ivana Andrlová as

    Ivana Andrlová

    7 Episodes

  9. Pavla Maršálková

    6 Episodes

  10. View More

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Last Season

Season 1

1976 • 30 Episodes

Season 1 of Thirty Cases of Major Zema premiered on January 11, 1976.

Roses for Zeman

(1x30, February 24, 1980) Season Finale

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Thirty Cases of Major Zema
Thirty Cases of Major Zema


Original Name 30 případů majora Zemana

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Czech


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