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No. of episodes
  
56

Running time
  
approx. 45 minutes

Network
  
Nine Network

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Country of origin
  
Australia

Location(s)
  
Sydney

First episode date
  
11 August 1997

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Created by
  
Hal McElroy Jennifer Rowe

Starring
  
Lucy Bell Peter Mochrie Geoff Morrell Glenda Linscott Jennifer Kent Gary Day

Genres
  
Drama, Crime Fiction, Police procedural

Cast
  
Lucy Bell, Peter Mochrie, Geoff Morrell, Glenda Linscott, Gary Day

Murder Call was an Australian television series, created by Hal McElroy for the Southern Star Entertainment and seen on the Nine Network between 1997 and 2000. The idea to the series was born by the books of Tessa Vance by Jennifer Rowe: Suspect/Deadline and Something Wicked. Both books were integrated as episodes in the TV series.

Contents

With a young high-tech 1990s feel and just a touch of 1940s retro charm, Murder Call follows a classic clue – puzzle plot, combining mystery, action and suspense, spiked with humour, romance and a touch of the bizarre.

The series dealt with the cases confronted by an unconventional team of homicide detectives, Tessa Vance and Steve Hayden. Backing them up was:

  • The boss – Inspector Malcolm Thorne
  • Pathologist – Dr Imogen Soames
  • Forensic officer – Dr Lance Fisk (he got a Ph.D)
  • Crime scene photographer – Constable Dee Suzeraine
  • Murder Call was filmed in Sydney and unlike a lot of shows based in Sydney, often shot the less spectacular side of the city. The exterior of the Homicide station was filmed at Ashington House (formerly AFT House/Delfin House), on O'Connell Street in Sydney.

    The Cast

  • Detective Tessa Vance (Lucy Bell)
  • Detective Steve Hayden (Peter Mochrie)
  • Dr. Imogen "Tootsie" Soames (Glenda Linscott)
  • Sergeant Lance Fisk (Geoff Morrell)
  • Constable Dee Suzeraine (Jennifer Kent)
  • Detective Inspector Malcolm Thorne (Gary Day)
  • Season One

  • Jeremy Callaghan – Ezra Simms
  • Kieran Darcy-Smith – Filix Kiver
  • Judith Wright – Laurie Baker
  • Jessica Napier – Brodie Cochrane
  • Melissa George – Petra Salinis
  • Paula Forrest – Susan Frickberge
  • David Franklin – Jonah Balzan
  • Season Two

  • Dee Smart – Malena Soeteman
  • Norman Kaye – Vic Popov
  • Anne Tenney – Nerida Hertzberg
  • Elizabeth Alexander – Hilary Windsor
  • Essie Davis – Judy St. John
  • Barry Otto – Otis Farrow
  • Christine Stephen-Daly – Sonia Black
  • Kate Fischer – Gabby Minogue
  • Season Three

  • Rose Byrne – Sarah Watson
  • Matt Doran – Joel
  • Douglas Hedge – Dr. Edgar Travers
  • Zoe Carides – Dr. Constance Young
  • Michala Banas – Kylie McDonald
  • Nicholas Bishop – Marshall Bowdon
  • Kimberley Joseph – Andrea Thatcher
  • Bridie Carter – Jessica Millay
  • Ling-Hsueh Tang – Emma Trimble
  • Episodes

    Murder Call ran for three seasons and produced 56 episodes. For more information see List of Murder Call episodes.

    References

    Murder Call Wikipedia


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