Chief Inspector Marek (TV series)
|German title||Chief Inspector Marek|
|Original title||Chief Inspector Marek|
|Country of production||Austria|
|Year (s)||1963 - 1970|
|idea||Friedrich Redl , Florian Kalbeck , Fritz Eckhardt|
|music||Norbert Pawlicki , Kurt Werner|
|First broadcast||3rd October 1963|
Oberinspektor Marek was an Austrian crime series that was broadcast on Austrian television by ORF from 1963 to 1970.
The series originally came from Friedrich Redl, the last four episodes then wrote the main actor Fritz Eckhardt . The individual episodes were recorded in a studio, which contributed to the chamber play-like character of the series. In addition to Fritz Eckhardt as Viktor Marek in the leading role, Kurt Jaggberg played the role of district inspector Otto Wirz from the start. From 1971 the series was continued as an Austrian contribution to the Tatort series until 1983 , with Eckhardt continuing to write the scripts for the episodes.
In 1987, four years after the last Marek crime scene, the character appeared as a guest role in the ORF crime scene episode " The Last Mord ", also written by Eckhardt . Another five years later, in 1992, Eckhardt investigated one last time as Marek in the crime thriller "Mord im Wald", which, however, was produced and broadcast as a single piece.
A woman dies from exhaust fumes in her car. Her husband and sister-in-law are suspicious. Through questioning, Chief Inspector Marek gets to the bottom of the real cause.
A young girl is seriously injured by gas poisoning in her lover's apartment. Everything looks like a suicide attempt, but Marek doesn't believe in it and lures the perpetrator into a trap.
A man is charged with the murder of his wife, but is acquitted. Inspector Wirz, who temporarily took over the executive chair, does not believe in his innocence. But then Marek comes back from vacation.
- Deadly accident
Chief Inspector Marek is reprimanded for investigating suicide as murder. When he and his people investigate a man's fatal accident, they realize that the case is more complex than it first appears.
- Girl murder
A girl falls dead from a sports car . The girl didn't have the best reputation - and what has the Gaiter butcher's shop to do with the case? For Inspector Marek, that's where the investigation begins.
- In a single day
A kidnapping - a dead child and a general manager who makes a sizable inheritance. Chief Inspector Marek has to clear everything up in one day.
- Simple double murder
- Perfect murder
Fery Preis, a comrade in the war of Marek, loses his wife under strange circumstances. But the autopsy does not help. Marek is still not defeated.
Films within the series Tatort
- Murder in the Forest (1992)
Marek emigrated to New Zealand after his retirement. But when he wins the lottery, he returns to Austria to invest the money there, and is involved in the investigation into a murder case.
- Der Kommissar , Episode 28 (1970): Three dead travel to Vienna
Marek and Inspector Keller interviewed a witness who spent a night in a hotel with three middle-aged men from Munich, two of whom were murdered in Munich and the third received death threats. (The row around Chief Inspector Marek was only later integrated into the Tatort series .)
The series Oberinspektor Marek was published on October 26, 2009 on ARD-Video in the series Straßenfeger.
- Inspector Marek in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Chief Inspector Marek on tatort-fundus.de
- Chief Inspector Marek on krimiserien.heimat.eu
- Information on 'Murder in the Forest' on tatort-fundus.de