The little monk

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Television series
Original title The little monk
Country of production Germany
original language German
Year (s) 2001-2003
length 45 minutes
Episodes 16 in 2 seasons
genre Crime - Comedy
First broadcast January 8, 2002 on ZDF

The Little Monk is a television series produced for ZDF in the crime comedy genre (also called Schmunzelkrimi), which was first broadcast in January 2002.


The story is about the five monks of a Cologne monastery , including Father Laurenzius ( Dirk Bach ). Laurenzius is friends with the chief detective Ursula Foges, whom he jokingly calls "UFO". Instead of morning prayer or feeding the homeless, Laurenzius prefers to hunt down criminals and very often his life is in danger. At the end of each episode, Foges arrests the criminals.


Sorted according to the order of entry

actor Role name consequences Remarks
Dirk Bach Father Laurence 1-16 Main role
Hansjoachim Krietsch Father Johannes 1-16 always describes himself as an "old man"
Sabine Orléans Marina Ciupka 1-16 Housekeeper of the monastery
Oliver Petszokat Brother daniel 1-7 Predecessor of Sebastian
Christina Plate Ursula "Ufo" Foges 1-16 Chief Detective Officer, friends with Laurenzius
Johannes Rotter Brother Ludwig 1-16 teaches religion and German at a grammar school
Peter Schiff Guardian Liborius 1-16 Head of the monastery
Jochen Schropp Brother Sebastian 9-16 Follower of Daniel

Episode list

season 1

The first season contains seven episodes. It was broadcast from January 8th to February 26th, 2002 every Tuesday at 7:25 pm on ZDF. The first five episodes were repeated from November 25 to December 23, 2003.

No. title First broadcast
1 Wallflower January 8, 2002
2 The stranger on the train January 15, 2002
3 Death to the vampire January 22, 2002
4th The marriage fraud January 29, 2002
5 Blue Star February 5, 2002
6th A man is wanted February 19, 2002
7th Shadow of the past February 26, 2002

season 2

The second season contains nine episodes, this was broadcast on the same day of the week at the same time from September 23 to November 18, 2003 on ZDF. After the second season, the series was discontinued due to lack of success.

No. title First broadcast
8th Blood brothers September 23, 2003
9 Roast Satan September 30, 2003
10 Ice witches October 7, 2003
11 Poor rich October 14, 2003
12 Laurenzius and the doppelganger October 21, 2003
13 The fat nun October 28, 2003
14th Special duty November 4, 2003
15th The strange professor November 11, 2003
16 The only witness November 18, 2003

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