Police call 110

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Television series
Original title Police call 110
Polizeiruf 110 logo from 2019.jpg
Country of production 1971–1990: GDR

since 1990: Germany

1994–1995: Austria
original language German
Year (s) since 1971
Episodes 390+
genre Detective film
music 1971–1972 :  ???

1972–1973 :  ???
1973–1981 (1973 one-time variant) : Hartmut Behrsing
1981–1993 (1987 and 1989 slightly changed) : Hartmut Behrsing
1993–1998 : Peter Gotthardt

since 1998 (revised in 2008 and 2019) : Freddy Gigele
First broadcast June 27, 1971 on DFF
  • 1971–1991: changing teams of investigators
  • from 1993: permanent investigative teams and individual investigators
  • from 1997: one team of investigators per broadcaster

→ See lists under Investigators

Logo from 1971 to 1973
Logo from 1981 to 1990

Polizeiruf 110 is a German-language crime film series that has been produced on German television (DFF; 1972–1990: Television of the GDR) since 1971 and, after the DFF was dissolved, was continued by various ARD organizations from 1993 onwards . The police call 110 was broadcast for the first time on June 27, 1971 in the DFF as a counterpart to the West German crime scene and quickly developed into a public favorite in the GDR. After the fall of the Berlin Wall , the television series established itself in the German television landscape. In 2011 it achieved an average market share of 16 percent in the target group of viewers aged three and over (median: 14.7 percent).

The police call in the GDR (1971–1989)

Logo until 2019

There was no permanent team of investigators in the episodes produced by GDR television; the composition of the active criminologists was largely random and without a pattern. The connecting element, however, was that in episodes in which Oberleutnant or Captain Fuchs participated, he was always the chief investigator. The reason for this discontinuity is given by the literature that the individual actors sometimes had very time-consuming other obligations, such as Peter Borgelt at the Deutsches Theater . Therefore, the police call sequences were deliberately written in such a way that the individual investigators were not necessarily determined, but could easily be exchanged for one another. Because of this, the private life of the investigators was rarely part of the act of a police call . Exceptions here were z. B. The Consequences 32 A Case Without Witnesses , 55 Guilty and 107 No two days are the same .

Regardless of the investigators, the locations were spread across the entire GDR from the Baltic Sea to the Ore Mountains. They were never explicitly specified or mentioned by name, but could sometimes be deduced from the circumstances. This constellation of a supraregional investigation group did not agree with the criminalistic reality in the GDR, at least for cases of simple crime.

Various crimes, large and small, were picked up, including topics such as alcoholism, child abuse and rape. Unlike today's crime thrillers, in which homicides are investigated almost exclusively, the investigators at Police Call 110 in all districts of the GDR mainly dealt with the more frequent and less serious crimes such as burglary, extortion, fraud, theft and juvenile delinquency. In contrast to the crime scene , which clearly focuses on the main police characters and also depicts their private life, the police investigative work was more in the foreground in the earlier Polizeiruf films. The scriptwriters attached particular importance to the portrayal of the perpetrator and his psyche as well as the background to the crime. Lurid action sequences, on the other hand, were rare.

The police call was one of the programs on GDR television in which problems and grievances were openly addressed - albeit with an educational character. After Biermann was expatriated in 1976, when GDR television was more politically controlled, some police call sequences that had already been produced had to be shortened, in some cases significantly, B. The loner .

Basically, the scriptwriters and the directors on the police call had more opportunities to e.g. B. Address social criticism. This often took the form of speech and counter-speech: the criminal carried out his anti-societal point of view and sometimes even justified it in a somewhat understandable manner, but immediately a citizen loyal to the system, built up as a sympathizer, answered him and took the opposite point of view. Specialist advisors from the Ministry of the Interior (MdI) , to which the German People's Police was also subordinate, ensured that the content, e.g. B. in linguistic terms, remained system-compliant and the criminalists were presented in such a way that they largely corresponded to the official ideal. With a few exceptions in the late 1980s, the police officers were shown neither smoking nor drinking alcohol and were not shown in casual clothes.

A common motive - especially on the perpetrator's side - was alcohol abuse , which was a major social problem in GDR times, but was usually only addressed in a very mild way in the media. Alcohol was portrayed as one of the causes of the criminal development, although it was never used as an excuse.

In the crossword puzzle case of 1988, one of the most famous criminal cases in GDR history, the sexual abuse known as the crossword puzzle murder and the murder of seven-year-old Lars Bense in 1981 in Halle-Neustadt , was traced almost authentically.

The police call had several opening credits until 1989. In the first few films, at the beginning of the opening credits, you see a telephone on which the emergency number 110 is dialed; then you can see an operations center where a man takes the emergency call. This is followed by shots of a police car, a sniffer dog and the investigative work of the police is shown as an example. In contrast to the later opening credits, the title Polizeiruf 110 was still written out and the actors of the investigators were listed by name. After a few episodes, the music was exchanged, but the images were still used. With the first color sequence, Faces in Twilight , there was also a new opening credits, with music by Hartmut Behrsing . At the beginning you can see several emergency vehicles leaving the headquarters. This is followed by recordings of investigators Arndt, Fuchs, Hübner and Subras in action. Some of the opening credits were also used in the following black-and-white episodes and could be seen until 1980. The series title is no longer given in full; you can only see the numbers 110 . In 1981 new title music was introduced, which was in turn composed by Hartmut Behrsing and which was retained at the DFF until the end of the series with minimal changes. The opening credits begin with several emergency vehicles that are on the road with blue lights. Different sequences follow in which the investigators can be seen at work. At first you see Oberleutnant Bergmann next to Arndt, Fuchs and Huebner; in later episodes Grawe and Zimmermann. Here, too, with the exception of the crossover episode Unter Brüdern , only the numbers 110 were faded in.

The turning point (1989–1991)

Like no other series, the police call reflected the time of reunification in the GDR, although only three films ( Unter Brüdern , Das Duell and Thanner's new job ) make direct reference to the events. In most cases, the changes have been built into the films inconspicuously: A party slogan hangs crookedly on the wall in Death by Electricity and the preferred housing construction in the GDR capital is criticized. In Destroyed Hope, Hübner replied to two teachers that he could well imagine that a person can only take up a profession based on their abilities and not on the basis of their convictions - a statement that was only possible after Honecker was dismissed . “Association crime”, right-wing extremism and social problems after German reunification were also discussed. In some films, however, the plot no longer suited the situation in the GDR at the time. Therefore, by fading in the action time, it was sometimes indicated that the story took place before the fall of the Wall in the GDR ( death by electric current ). The plot of the then new films sometimes seemed anachronistic due to the rapid social change and was already outdated just a few weeks after the shooting when it was first broadcast.

As of Allianz für Knete , the investigators have new ranks corresponding to the West German civil servants, and the impending appointment to civil servant status is mentioned more frequently in subordinate clauses (e.g. death in the park ).

In Unter Brüdern , for the first time, two West German ( crime scene ) inspectors play a decisive role, but the police call investigators still had the reins firmly in their hands and made their own decisions in their field. However, the film does not do without clichés: Fuchs is - completely untypical for him - drunk when he arrives in the West and gives Schimanski and Thanner a brotherly kiss (in the GDR this was completely unusual , except for meetings between high-ranking politicians from the Eastern Bloc ). Thanner also calls the GDR a “zone” and the medal is awarded at the end of the film. In this film, the police call criminalists are clearly separated from the employees of the MfS . The MfS Colonel Dörfler ( Ulrich Thein ) depicts the old GDR, which is being pinned down by the renewed, in the form of Fuchs. There is also this clear demarcation in Das Duell (Beck and Böhme versus MfS Colonel Reuter), which is intended to enable the police call commissioners to transition to unified Germany. The measures of the MfS in autumn '89 are, among other things. sharply criticized by Beck. It is also shown how the police, in the shape of Beck, have to adapt to the new times and the new understanding of civil rights. It may z. B. Witnesses are no longer simply “brought in”; the investigators now have to visit them personally ("... how should we work like that?"). The duel is one of the few films in which the events of autumn 1989 are dealt with from the perspective of the democratized GDR.

Thanner's new job provides an all-German view for the first time. With Thanner, the GDR investigators get a West German superior who, however, appears very prudent. The old GDR is dealt with using the example of the old superior Fuchs, who was still allowed to represent the progressive GDR in Unter Brüdern . He is no longer the head of the task force and he no longer has any power over the juvenile offenders, but is humiliated by them. At the end of the film he resigns without comment and in resignation, knowing that he has become superfluous in the new state.

In the years of change, the opening credits of the Polizeiruf films were again modified several times: From 1989, Hartmut Behrsing's theme music was slightly changed. This version was kept when a completely new opening credits were created in 1991. In keeping with the fashion, typical GDR things disappeared almost completely: You only see cars from the Federal Republic of Germany and all GDR symbols have been removed. However, the opening credits were not used consistently, so that the old one could be seen again and again. Sometimes the old opening credits were combined with new pictures from the respective episodes and the helicopter of the People's Police was replaced by a more modern West German helicopter or other scenes.

The police call since 1991

When the DFF was dissolved after the end of the GDR on December 31, 1991, a continuation of the police call was initially questionable after the first two films by the new commissioners Ehrlicher and Kain , which were still produced by the DFF, as films by the West German counterpart Tatort were broadcast. In 1993, however, due to the pan-German success of old Polizeiruf films, the series was brought back to life after a one and a half year break. First the new ARD stations MDR and ORB as well as the NDR , which replaced the DFF in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, produced new police call episodes. The ORB films were initially produced together with the SFB . Since 1993, the first broadcast has usually taken place on Sundays in the first, alternating with the crime scene .

While the MDR initially relied on the previous criminalists Beck , Raabe , Grawe and Hübner , new teams ( Voigt / Hoffmann and Groth / Hinrichs ) were deployed in the ORB / SFB and NDR , but they certainly had a GDR past. In 1996, the MDR then introduced new commissioners for the first time with Schmücke and Schneider . In 1997, Günter Naumann (Beck) was the last investigator who was already on duty during the GDR era. In the meantime, all “Nachwende” investigators have retired: Hinrichs (31 cases in 15 years) and the Schmücke and Schneider team with 50 assignments in 17 years have been on the job the longest .

Productions by West German and Austrian TV stations were added relatively quickly; all but the BR have since dropped out. Today, each of the regional broadcasters producing, currently MDR, RBB (merged ORB and SFB), BR and NDR, has its own team of investigators, each of which is determined in the area of ​​responsibility of the broadcaster and is usually tied to a city.

The concept of the new police calls is similar to the crime scene series; Murders are now treated as an essential crime, but in contrast to the scene of the crime, other crimes are often investigated (especially in the films of the NDR and ORB or RBB).

In 1993, Hartmut Behrsing's old signature melody was still used in the opening credits. But now scenes from the current episodes were shown. This variant was replaced together with the theme music after a few films. In the new opening credits with the music of Peter Gotthardt, one initially saw strongly alienated scenes of a city. Then faces were put together from photos of different people and then a stylized fingerprint was turned into an implied labyrinth, the ARD logo and finally the series title.

From episode 204 (1998) a completely new opening credits were used: Action scenes from different episodes were seen again, and the title melody was replaced by a new composition by Freddy Gigele . Ten years later the opening credits were modernized a little: The episode excerpts disappeared and new material was created especially for the opening credits. In addition, the music was arranged differently. In 2019 the opening credits were completely renewed. Freddy Gigele's music was only varied again, however, and has thus established a certain continuity since 1998. The police call now has nine different opening credits, some of which differ greatly from one another (both image and music) and, in contrast to the crime scene , limit the recognizability.

Police call 110 episodes

List of Police Call 110 episodes

Repetitions and lost episodes

The police call episodes have been repeated irregularly in various third programs on ARD and on 3sat since the fall of the Wall . Some films are considered lost or only exist in fragments:

  • Episode 2 Die Schrottwaage (1971) is only available in fragments with a total length of 15 minutes.
  • Episode 3 The Mask (1972) is completely lost .
  • Episode 33 The Specialist (1975) is currently only available without sound and can therefore not be broadcast.
  • The episode Im Alter von ... (inspired by the Erwin Hagedorn case ), filmed in 1974 and destroyed except for the unaudited camera negative by order of the program managers of GDR television , was dubbed in 2011 by the MDR. Since most of the actors at the time had died or sounded too old, they were spoken to by current and former police officers and investigators . It was first broadcast on June 23, 2011 and was seen by 1.89 million viewers.
  • Another episode, Rosis Mann (working title: The second employment ), with the investigative team Captain Fuchs and Lieutenant Lutz Zimmermann, was from March 11 to April 30, 1984 by DEFA and others. Filmed in Berlin and the surrounding area as well as in Magdeburg and also produced fully broadcastable. The film was originally scheduled to air in 1984. However, since three actors left illegally for West Germany after the shooting was over, but before the scheduled broadcast date, the entire film was apparently destroyed.

Temporarily blocked episode

Although the supervisory bodies of the ARD criticized the Police Call 110 episode on Saturdays when there is war (SDR) after it was first broadcast on September 18, 1994 because of the excessive portrayal of violence, the episode was repeated several times on television until 2002. The episode was blocked by the TV director of SWR on December 27, 2006 because of the misinterpretation of violence, the subjective impression of proximity to right-wing extremist and National Socialist ideas and sometimes extreme brutality. On January 16, 2016, the SWR broadcast the episode again.


Current investigators

(As of March 14, 2021)

debut Channel Investigator * picture Minor characters actor city Number of episodes
2010 NDR KHK Alexander "Sascha" Bukow and KHKin Katrin König Charly HuebnerAnneke Kim Sarnau 1. KHK Henning Röder, KHK Anton Pöschel, KOK Volker Thiesler Charly Hübner , Anneke Kim Sarnau , Uwe Preuss , Andreas Guenther , Josef Heynert Rostock 23
2013 MDR KHKin Doreen Brasch and KHK Jochen Drexler (up to episode 5) and KHK Dirk Köhler (episodes 6-11) Claudia Michelsen KR Uwe Lemp, KOM Mautz (episodes 1, 3-6), KOK Günther Marquez (since episode 12), psychologist Niklas Wilke (episodes 8-11), forensic doctor Manfred Muser (episodes 10, 12-13) Claudia Michelsen , Sylvester Groth (2013–2015), Matthias Matschke (2015–2019), Felix Vörtler , Steve Windolf (2013–2016), Pablo Grant (since 2020), Steven Scharf (2018–2019), Henning Peker (2019, 2020) Magdeburg 14, of which 5 with Drexler , 6 with Koehler
2015 RBB KHK Adam Raczek and KHKin Olga Lenski (up to episode 10) Lucas Gregorowicz Inspector Karol Pawlak (superior), Komisarz Wiktor Krol, Starszy aspirant Edyta Wisniewski (all from episode 9), PHM Wolfgang Neumann (since episode 1) Lucas Gregorowicz (since 2015), Robert Gonera (since 2015), Klaudiusz Kaufmann (since 2015), Fritz Roth (since 2015) Office in Świecko near Słubice near Frankfurt (Oder) , German-Polish commissariat 10, including 10 with Lenski
2019 BR POKin Elisabeth "Bessie" Eyckhoff Verena Altenberger POK Wolfgang Maurer (episodes 1 and 2) Verena Altenberger , Andreas Bittl (2019-2020) Munich 2
2021 MDR KHK Henry Koitzsch and KK Michael Lehmann Peter Kurth (2018) Thomas Grawe Peter Kurth , Peter Schneider Halle (Saale) 1
* Abbreviations: KHK = detective chief commissioner , KHKin = detective chief commissioner, POKin = police chief commissioner

List of former investigators

DFF / television of the GDR

year Investigator * actor Number of episodes
1971-1991 Peter Fuchs (OL, later HM, then KHK) Peter Borgelt 85
1971-1983 Vera Arndt (L) Sigrid Göhler 47
1972-1994 Jürgen Hübner (OL, later KOK) Jürgen Frohriep 65, including 64 DFF
1971-1973 Helga Lindt (L) Karin Ugowski 2
1973-1977 Lutz Subras (VP-M) Alfred Rücker 28
1978-1980 Woltersdorf (L) Werner Tietze 8th
1981-1991 Manfred Bergmann (OL) Jürgen Zartmann 5
1982-1988 Wolfgang Reichenbach (OL, later HM) Friedhelm Eberle 6th
1983-1991 Lutz Zimmermann (OL, later KOK) Lutz Riemann 25th
1986-1995 Thomas Grawe (L, later OL, then KOK) Andreas Schmidt-Schaller 32, including 30 DFF
1987-1991 Wolfgang Dillinger (OL) Wolfgang Dehler 2
1987-1988 Reger (HM) Klaus Gendries 2
1987-1988 Becker (UL) Jörg Hengstler 2
1988-1997 Günter Beck (HM, later KHK) Günter Naumann 11, including 6 DFF
1989 Ikser (L) Anne Kasprik 1
1991-1994 Joachim Raabe (KOK) Michael child 3, including 1 DFF
* Abbreviations: GDR era: HM = captain, L = lieutenant, OL = first lieutenant, UL = second lieutenant, VP-M = master of the People's Police (see also ranks of the German People's Police );
Turning point / post-
turning point : KHK = chief detective , KOK = chief detective


year Channel Investigator * actor picture city Number of episodes
1972-1994 MDR Jürgen Huebner (OK) Jürgen Frohriep Leipzig 64, including 1 MDR
1991-1994 MDR Joachim Raabe (KOK) Michael child Leipzig 3, including 2 MDR
1994 ORB Jürgen Kochan (KHK) Michael Greiling Potsdam 1
1995 MDR Martin Markwardt (KK) Til Schweiger Til Schweiger (2009) Saalfeld 1
1986-1995 MDR Thomas Grawe (KOK) Andreas Schmidt-Schaller Halle (Saale) , Dresden 32, including 2 MDR
1993-1995 ORB , SFB Jens Hoffmann (KK) Dirk Schoedon Dirk Schoedon (2019).  Photo taken by Alexander Hörbe Potsdam 4th
1994-1995 ORF Gerhard Wallek (inspector) Helmut Berger Vienna 2
1994-1995 ORF Sandra Schneider (inspector) Andrea Eckert Vienna 2
1988-1997 MDR Günter Beck (KHK) Günter Naumann Thuringia , Saxony-Anhalt , Saxony 11, including 5 MDR
1993-1998 ORB, SFB, (NDR) Tanja Voigt (KHKin) Katrin Sass Katrin Sass Potsdam 10, including 1 with NDR
1994-1998 SDR Vera Bilewski (KHKin) Angelica Domröse Angelica Domröse Ichtenheim, Heilbronn 3
1994-2000 NDR, (ORB) Kurt Groth (OK) Kurt Böwe Kurt Böwe Schwerin 14, including 1 with ORB
1997-2000 BR Dr. Silvia Jansen Gaby Dohm Gaby Dohm Nuremberg , Munich 6th
1998-2002 MR Robert Grosche (KK) Oliver Stokowski Oliver Stokowski at the 2014 Grimme Prize Offenbach am Main 5
1999-2002 ORB Wanda Rosenbaum (KHKin) Jutta Hoffmann Jutta Hoffmann in a radio play production in the early 1990s in a recording by the Berlin photographer Werner Bethsold Potsdam 4th
2000-2002 NDR Holm Diekmann (KHK) Jürgen Schmidt Schwerin 5
1998-2003 MR Rene Schlosser (KHK) Dieter Monday Offenbach am Main 6th
1998-2000 MR Carol Reeding (KHKin) Chantal de Freitas Offenbach am Main 3
2001-2003 Dennenesch Zoudé Dennenesch Zoudé (2019) 3
2002-2003 MR Simone Dreyer (KHKin) Barbara Rudnik Barbara Rudnik Offenbach am Main 2
1995-2004 WDR Karl-Heinz Küppers (PHM) Oliver Stritzel Oliver Stritzel Volpe ( Bergisches Land ) 8th
1995-2004 WDR Sigurd "Siggi" Möller (POM) Martin Lindow Volpe (Bergisches Land) 8th
2003-2005 NDR Tobias Törner (KHK) Henry Pretty Henry Pretty Schwerin 5
2004-2008 MR Thomas Keller (KHK) Jan-Gregor Kremp Jan-Gregor Kremp Bad Homburg in front of the height 4th
1994-2009 NDR, (ORB) Jens Hinrichs (KHK) Uwe Steimle Uwe Steimle, 2010 Schwerin 31, including 1 with ORB
2006-2009 NDR Markus Tellheim (KHK) Felix Eitner Schwerin 7th
1998-2009 BR Jürgen Tauber (KHK) Edgar Selge Edgar Selge Munich 20th
2001-2009 BR Jo Obermaier (KHKin) Michaela May Michaela May Munich 17th
2009 BR Friedrich Papen (KHK) Jörg Hube Jörg Hube, 2007 Munich 1
2009-2010 BR Uli Steiger (Hptm, later KHKin) Stefanie Stappenbeck Stefanie Stappenbeck Munich 3
2001-2010 ORB, RBB Johanna Herz (KHKin) Imogen cog Potsdam 12, including 1 ORB
2012 RBB Tamara Rusch (KHKin) Sophie Rois Potsdam 1
1996-2013 MDR Herbert Schmücke (KHK) Jaecki Schwarz Jaecki Schwarz Halle (Saale) 50
1996-2013 MDR Herbert Schneider (KHK) Wolfgang Winkler Halle (Saale) 50
2010-2013 MDR Nora Lindner (KOKin) Isabell Gerschke Halle (Saale) 8th
2011-2013 BR Anna Burnhauser (PMin) Anna Maria Sturm Anna Maria Sturm Munich 5
1999-2015 ORB, RBB Horst Krause (PHM) Horst Krause Horst Krause Office in Potsdam , cases changing in Brandenburg 25th
2013-2015 MDR Jochen Drexler (KHK) Sylvester Groth Sylvester Groth Magdeburg 5
2011-2018 BR Hanns von Meuffels (KHK) Matthias Brandt Matthias Brandt Munich 15th
2016-2019 MDR Dirk Koehler (KHK) Matthias Matschke Matthias Matschke on the set of the ZDF crime series Professor T. 2017 Magdeburg 6th
2016-2019 rbb Olga Lenski (KHK) Maria Simon Maria Simon Potsdam (2011–2015), Świecko (2015–2021) 18th
* Abbreviations: Captain = Captain of the Bundeswehr , CHD = Kriminalhauptkommissar , KHKin = Detective Chief Commissioner, KHM = Detective Chief Master , KHMin = Detective champion, KK = chief inspector , Kkin = Crime Commissioner, KOK = Kriminaloberkommissar , Kokin = Detective Chief Commissioner, OK = Chief Commissioner , PHM = police chief master , PMin = Police chief , POM = police chief

(As of May 2021)


There were occasional small crossovers between the police call and other GDR television productions . In 1974, Jürgen Frohriep also played Lieutenant Jürgen Hübner in the three-part television film Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz, apart from the police call.

In 1987 there was a crossover with the series The Public Prosecutor Has the Word , in the 118th episode of which Himmelblau or Hans im Glück Andreas Schmidt-Schaller appeared as Lieutenant Grawe.

In 2015, Das Erste stated the average cost of a 90-minute police call 110 at 1.395 million euros (15,500 euros / minute).

Additional information


Documentation radio / TV

  • Thomas Gaevert : It's more like raining ink ... - The Hagedorn murder and a banned film. Radio documentation, 55 minutes; Production: Südwestrundfunk 2010; First broadcast: November 3rd, 2010
  • Lutz Pehnert, Matthias Ehlert: 30 years Polizeiruf 110 - Tatort East Germany. TV documentary, approx. 45 minutes, MDR / ORB joint production, 2001
  • Matthias Ehlert, Thomas Gaevert, Lutz Pehnert: 40 years of police reputation - a success story. TV documentary, 43 minutes; Production: MDR / Urlass-Film 2011; First broadcast: June 23, 2011, MDR
  • Thomas Gaevert: Long night to the police call 110 . Radio feature, 158 min, DLF 2021, first broadcast June 19, 2021

Web links

Commons : Polizeiruf 110  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files


  1. probably Wolfgang Pietsch, who wrote the music for the first films
  2. ^ Last time in Alarm am See 1973
  3. first in Der Teufel hat das Schnaps 1981
  4. actually from “Unter Brüdern”, but in “Das Duell” Beck is again a captain and not a chief inspector
  5. Beck experienced a comeback in the series " SOKO Leipzig " in the episode "Mordsache Jugendclub" (2009), but the name was changed to Captain Larsen.
  6. z. E.g .: drug trafficking in Tod im Kraftwerk (155) , cattle theft in Bullerjahn (158) , counterfeit money in Über Bande (167) , bank robbery in taxi to bank (168) , robbery in a post office in Der Fremde (188) , fraud in Das Wunder von Wustermark (196) , arson and extortion in Über den Dächern von Schwerin (212)
  7. except in "In memory of ...", although pictures from this episode can also be seen
  8. ^ "Search for traces 110" in "Polizeiruf 110, 1975-1976", Box 5; on Peter Gotthardt: The Best Of Filmmusik published 1990-97
  9. U. a. In the films with Groth and Hinrichs, the old opening credits have now been replaced by the version used since 1998. The 16: 9 format usually does not fit the film.
  10. a b c The film Die Gazelle was made as a co-production between NDR and ORB.
  11. fictional location
  12. in the first film 222 The Power and its Price as Robert Dieckmann
  13. a b Filming locations for the fictional setting of Volpe in the Bergisches Land were initially Lindlar and Overath . Further scenes from the first episode were shot in Bergisch Gladbach , Cologne , Munich , Eggelsburg near Ebersberg and Forstenrieder Park . After that, Brilon (Sauerland) was supposed to represent the location of Volpe, where - initially mostly - two episodes were filmed. Further scenes were shot in locations in Bavaria. The plot of the fourth episode took place almost entirely on the island of Mallorca . In the remaining episodes of WDR, which were broadcast from 2000, fewer and fewer Brilon motifs were seen. Numerous scenes were filmed in and around Munich, in Münsing on Lake Starnberg , Putzbrunn and in Austria. In the very last episode, Brilon could only be seen with the opening scene on the market square and some motifs.
  14. Was planned to be the successor to Edgar Selge and Michaela May as Munich investigators together with Stefanie Stappenbeck, but was only able to shoot one episode before his death.
  15. Tamara Rusch was the pregnancy replacement for Olga Lenski
  16. in series 185 Short Dream already appearance as village policeman Herbert
  17. 4 with Wanda Rosenbaum , 12 with Johanna Herz , 1 with Tamara Rusch and 8 with Olga Lenski ; additionally 2 with Tanja Voigt without an official investigative role, 1 of them as Horst Krause
  18. 5 with Anna Burnhauser , 3 with Constanze Hermann

Individual evidence

  1. Source: AGF / GfK television panel
  2. a b c Video with all opening credits between 1971 and 1993
  3. a b Video with all opening credits between 1971 and 1991
  4. Peter Hoff: Polizeiruf 110. Films, facts, cases. Das Neue Berlin, Berlin 2001, p. 188.
  5. Peter Hoff: Polizeiruf 110. Films, facts, cases . Das Neue Berlin, Berlin 2001, pp. 189–194.
  6. Peter Hoff: Polizeiruf 110. Films, facts, cases . Das Neue Berlin, Berlin 2001, p. 202.
  7. Tine Welke: 17 years of German unity as reflected in the MDR TATORT productions. Staging of East German Identity, p. 125, Vienna 2011; on-line
  8. Peter Hoff: Polizeiruf 110. Films, facts, cases . Das Neue Berlin, Berlin 2001, p. 203.
  9. ^ "Farewell with grinding teeth" by Torsten Wahl in Berliner Zeitung, March 8, 1997
  10. "Uwe Steimle: The Disgruntled" by Stefan Locke in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 28, 2009
  11. "Commissioner Schmücke retires" by Katja Hübner in Tagesspiegel, March 3, 2013
  12. Peter Hoff: Polizeiruf 110. Films, facts, cases . Das Neue Berlin, Berlin 2001, p. 203.
  13. Video with all opening credits between 1993 and today
  14. Uwe Mantel: Great interest in the once forbidden "police call" ; DWDL.de from June 24, 2011
  15. Private research results of the team from www.polizeiruf110-lexikon.de as well as documents from the German Broadcasting Archive Potsdam-Babelsberg
  16. SWR program for January 16, 2016. Accessed December 11, 2016 .
  17. Das Erste, Infodienst: Broadcasting slot profiles for more transparency , accessed on November 1, 2015.
  18. Individual record taken from the credits (TV recording from private archive)