Spotlight Murder -- Real Murders, Real Investigators, Real Thrills
The eight-part crime reenactment series combines the plot-driven narrative structure of a classic whodunit mystery with the events of a real murder case. The series is presented by the real investigators, crime scene technicians, and medical examiners in charge of the original cases. They relate their impressions during the investigation and explain it step by step. In elaborate reenactment scenes, the audience is sent on an exciting investigative journey.
8 x 45min.
Suburbia - Women on the Edge
Five women, whose biggest challenge so far has been surviving their daily hour-long luxus shopping tours burning up their husband's credit cards, are taken by complete surprise when suddenly one of them is divorced by her husband and thrown out of the house.
Instantly the remaining BFFs realize that the same could happen to them - and their survival instinct awakens. How convenient that their husbands - all businessmen with a quite strong inclination towards corruption - are planning a big deal using their ignorant wives. What the men don't know is that their wives are setting out to turn the tables. Never would they suspect having unleashed a bunch of beautiful beasts...
Whether sparks are flying with the neighbours, your best friend has been the victim of a crime or a drug dealer is making trouble - the police is there to take care of law and order. Having said that, cops are human too. Parents who refuse to believe the news that their child has died, teachers who are afraid of their pupils and friendships that are put to severe tests are as much on the agenda as the kind of questions that cops also have to ask themselves over and over again, such as are compromises essential, or is it more important to stick to one's own principles? What is stronger - one's profession or family ties? The police is not spared from private problems and conflicts within the squad either. And in the city, trouble is brewing; the police Station is situated in a district where young and old, locals and incomers, yuppies and the unemployed live more or less cheek by jowl. A conflict-filled coexistence is more or less guaranteed.
Braunschlag is a more or less idyllic place in Austria, whose inhabitants are a league of their own. Among others there's a former beauty queen, a UFO landing site operator, a pair of weird doctors and the governor's nephew. Gerhard Tschach, mayor of Braunschlag, has a problem. After several failed business ventures, his town is bankrupt. This is why he and his best friend, club-owner Richard Pfeisinger, decide to fake a Martian apparition, to make tourists flood the ailing town and to aim for financial recovery. Braunschlag starts to flourish, but the two hard-drinking men soon lose control. Somewhere between the locals' delusions, pressure from the state capital, intractable marital problems and the Vatican, the situation escalates - and the miracle of Braunschlag quickly turns into a disaster.
Four Women and a Funeral
Julie, Maria, Sabine and Henriette - four remarkablewomen sharing an exceptional pastime - join forcesin order to bring some excitement to the boringvillage life by suspecting murder in all those caseswhich initially seem to point to the opposite. Neverfailing to be present at any village funeral, they investigatethe deaths by unnatural causes in a highlyunconventional way. In the second season of theseries, Henriette helps out Julie with a friendly turn,indispensable to Julie's life and as a consequencehas to go to jail for quite some time. Mona, a youngcommunity doctor with investigative skills andmedical expertise, joins the team. Due to her workabroad her sister Lola quickly takes her place in thethird season and it doesn't take long until the nextcase gets them going.When Mona has to leave the village at the beginning of thefourth season, the young girl Pippa teams up with the FourWomen and unknowingly reveals a family secret of Julie.
The splendid town of Kitzbuehel, at the foot of theAustrian Alps, set in unspoilt countryside and popularwith the jet set, makes a fascinating settingfor this thrilling detective series. «K-Files» featuresa dynamic young team of investigators, a gourmetchef full of bright ideas, a countess well acquaintedwith jet set life and a large portion of humour. Theresult is a witty and exciting detective series of avery special kind!The series is built around a young team of CIDofficers who constantly encounter extremelybaffling murder cases
Episodes:1-33 distributed by ZDF Enterprises 34-257 distributed by ORF
Angelica Fast is in her mid-thirties, a divorced singlemother and a successful investigator at Vienna'scriminal investigation department. The good-lookingyoung woman handles the balancing act betweenher job and parental duties with humour.Even if her teenage twins keep her on her toes, shegoes all out to pursue criminals. That her professionaland private lives aren't always separable is notleast due to her ex-husband, the chief of forensics.Teasing is part of her daily routine, and it maywell happen that their children's upbringing is discussed on the crime scene. There is no room for sentimentality in all this - Angelica Fast knows what she wants and alwayskeeps the facts in sight.