Murder Call

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Murder Call
Main cast
Created by

Hal McElroy

Jennifer Rowe
Starring Lucy Bell
Peter Mochrie
Geoff Morrell
Glenda Linscott
Jennifer Kent
Gary Day
Country of origin Australia
No. of episodes 56
Location(s) Sydney
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Production company(s) French & Saunders Productions
Nine Network Australia
Southern Star Entertainment
Original network Nine Network
Original release 11 August 1997 – 9 October 2000

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.


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[edit]

Notable Guest Stars[edit]

Season One[edit]

Season Two[edit]

Season Three[edit]


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

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