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StarringBoris Aljinovic
Dietmar Bär
Meret Becker
Elisabeth Brück
Hansjörg Felmy
Ulrike Folkerts
Maria Furtwängler
Götz George
Stefan Gubser
Jörg Hartmann
Andreas Hoppe
Klaus J. Behrendt
Harald Krassnitzer
Manfred Krug
Jan Josef Liefers
Eva Mattes
Oliver Mommsen
Richy Müller
Axel Prahl
Dominic Raacke
Sieghardt Rupp
Anna Schudt
Devid Striesow
Simone Thomalla
Ulrich Tukur
Mark Waschke
Martin Wuttke
Wotan Wilke Möhring
and others
Theme music composerKlaus Doldinger
Country of originWest Germany (1970–1990)
Germany (1990–present)
Original languageGerman
No. of seasons50
No. of episodes1,252 (as of 3 December 2023)[1]
Running time90 minutes
Original release
NetworkDas Erste
Release29 November 1970 (1970-11-29) –

Tatort ("Crime Scene") is a German-language police procedural television series that has been running continuously since 1970 with 30 feature-length episodes per year, making it the longest-running German TV drama. Developed by the German public-service broadcasting organization ARD for their channel Das Erste, it is unique in its approach in that it is jointly produced by all of the organization's regional members as well as its partnering Austrian and Swiss national public-service broadcasters, whereby every regional station contributes several episodes to a common pool.

As a result of this, Tatort is a collection of different police stories where different police teams solve crimes in their own cities, with uniqueness in architecture, customs, and dialects of the cities being a distinctive part of the series. Often, the city, not the police force, is the real main character of an episode. The fact that local stations each produce a small number of episodes per year has enabled longer episodes (approximately 90 minutes), which in turn allows each episode to exhibit greater characterisation than other weekly TV dramas.

The first episode was broadcast on 29 November 1970. Episodes are broadcast on ARD's main channel Das Erste, on Sunday evenings at the prime viewing time of 8:15 pm (just after the 8 pm Tagesschau news) around three times a month. Reruns are often shown by various regional ARD stations and on foreign broadcasters. Alongside the member stations of the ARD, the national Austrian broadcasting corporation Österreichischer Rundfunk joined the production pool in 1971 and aired the program on its ORF 2 channel. Switzerland's Schweizer Fernsehen joined the collection from 1990 to 2001 and again in 2011. It distributes its episodes through its channel SRF 1 and Play SRF streaming app.

The series Polizeiruf 110, which was produced by East Germany's state TV broadcaster as a counterpart to the West German Tatort and has a similar regional production approach, is still produced by ARD's regional broadcasters Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR). Polizeiruf 110 shares the Sunday night prime time slot on Das Erste with Tatort.


The main feature of Tatort is that all participating regional TV stations jointly produce it. Each of the eleven companies involved (the nine German regional TV channels or Landesrundfunkanstalten that together form ARD, plus ORF in Austria and SRF in Switzerland) produces its episodes. Each station usually features more than one team of inspectors in different cities in its region, depending on the size of the producing broadcaster. Each of the roughly 20 active teams appears one to two times each year. Nearly every Sunday, a new episode from a different city premieres on Das Erste; old episodes are often shown through all participating stations as part of their standard programming. The series shares this concept with its former East German counterpart Polizeiruf 110, which is produced as four additional Tatort investigator teams aired under a different series name and opening credits by some regional broadcasters, primarily those that evolved from East German state television.

Every Tatort episode features a different team of inspectors in another city. Combined with the fact that the attacks are 90 minutes long, almost movie-length, and rarely more than 30 episodes in one year, this makes for a cultural phenomenon closer to a string of made-for-TV movies than a typical police series.

This pooling concept was mainly due to the nature of the public broadcast television channel ARD, which is jointly operated by all of Germany's regional public Landesrundfunkanstalten. The 9 regional public broadcasters collect broadcasting fees in their region of Germany (each region comprising one or more federal states), each with multiple radio stations and a regional TV station. Das Erste is produced as a joint national channel with standard national programming. Each regional broadcaster is responsible for parts of the programming, unlike in the US with its network affiliate system. Usually, one to three broadcasters produce one TV programme in cooperation. When Tatort was developed as a series of weekly feature film-long local crime stories, the stated concept was used to distribute financial and organizational efforts.

Apart from the unique joint-pooling system, the series is also characterized by the episode length of around 90 minutes, which allows for more in-depth and psychological fleshing out of the characters. Although almost all episodes feature the investigation of a homicide, it is never just a simple case of whodunit. Often the episode length allows for the crime to be shown in all its aspects, with equal attention focused on the perpetrators and the victims as on the inspectors. On several occasions, the actual police work is just a side note in the story, as the main plot might focus on how one of the persons involved deals with the crime and its aftermath. Episodes also deal with social and political issues.

With the national broadcasting corporations of Austria and Switzerland participating, the episodes of Tatort are currently set in various cities of Germany, Vienna, and Zürich. Initially, each of the participating member stations limited their episodes to one team of investigators in one city: for ease of production, this was mostly the city the broadcast station was in, but over the years, some stations broadcasting over a large regional area have Tatorts playing in several cities. Notably, the WDR (based in Cologne) has three teams of investigators each playing in Cologne, Münster, and Dortmund. Episodes are either produced by the station's production facilities or filmed and often written by outside production houses on behalf of the station. This sometimes leads to situations where, for instance, a Tatort set in Thuringia is produced in Bavaria, with only a handful of scenes shot 'on location' in the town in which the story is supposed to be set in. Consequently, minor roles are sometimes played by actors or extras that do not have a matching regional accent.

A similar concept of independently filming and then pooling episodes was used from 1988 to 1992 in the series Eurocops, jointly produced by several national European TV stations.

Tatort has not found wide distribution in non-German speaking countries, but some episodes were distributed as stand-alone mini-series. Notable examples were the Horst Schimanski episodes which were shown in Finland in the late-1980s and on TV4 in Sweden in 1992, and the 2013 series starring Til Schweiger and Fahri Yardım in Hamburg was shown on the British Channel 4 under the title Nick's Law.

However, Tatort inspired many other TV broadcasters to develop similar city-specific spin-offs for their shows, such as CSI or NCIS.


Gunther Witte, dramatist and TV head at WDR (West German Broadcasting Cologne) developed the series against initial resistance.[2] Witte and his successors have ensured that one or two detectives are at the center of every story, and the cases are shown from their perspective; they are usually members of a team, and their lives are also included.[2]

In January 2008, a similarly produced series of radio dramas called ARD Radio Tatort was introduced; new episodes are aired monthly by regional radio stations, but not simultaneously.

In 2012, more than 100,000 people participated in the first and only online game linked to the SWR Tatort production, "Der Wald steht schwarz und schweiget."[3]

In January 2014, Tatort received the 50th Grimme Award.[4][5]


The show is still aired on Sundays at 8:15 p.m. in Germany and Austria and 8:05 p.m. in Switzerland. About 30 episodes are made each year. By May 2018, 1055 episodes had been produced, plus 13 made in Austria and shown only there. Episode nr. 1000 was broadcast on Sunday, 13 November 2016.

The episodes of some series of Tatort, such as the discontinued series about Schimanski, played by Götz George, have become cultural icons.

The opening sequence of each episode has essentially remained the same throughout the decades except for slight changes. Klaus Doldinger composed the title music with Udo Lindenberg on drums.[6]

In East Germany[edit]

At the same time the ARD was starting its Tatort format, the DDR had its own police procedural/crime show called Polizeiruf 110 ("Police dial 1-1-0"). The series premiered in 1971, less than a year after the first Tatort. It, too, was a police procedural with various teams of investigators in different cities of the DDR. Still, in contrast to the West, only a tiny part of their cases involved actual homicides. The psychology of the perpetrators and the victims was also more prevalent. The series continued through the 1970s and 80s and even survived the Wende, continuing until 1991.

In 1990, Polizeiruf practiced its brand of German unification with episode 142, "Unter Brüdern" [de] ("Amongst Brothers"), a crossover with the Tatort investigators Schimanski and Thanner (this was co-produced with ARD and a medley of the two series themes were used in the opening intro). Until 1991, the series continued more or less independently for 11 more episodes until episode 153 (22 December 1991), again a crossover, in which Kommissar Thanner becomes the team's superior. Also in 1991, as part of the unification, the DDR's television company DFF was split into the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) and Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg (ORB), while the television stations in the new state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern would be operated as part of the NDR.

As MDR, ORB, and NDR were all partners in the ARD, they were expected to start producing Tatort episodes as well. However, seeing the popularity of Polizeiruf 110, it was decided that the stations would contribute to the Tatort pool but that its episodes would keep the name of Polizeiruf 110 and their own title music and intro. Still, they would be broadcast over all ARD stations on Sunday evening just like (or instead of) the 'western' Tatort.

Reorganising took one and a half years, but on 13 June 1993, the now MDR restarted the series in Tatort format. This first episode was set in Leipzig, just as in 1991. However, today's episodes produced by the MDR are specified in Magdeburg, while those produced by NDR are set in Rostock. The ORB (and later ORB's successor, RBB) has its episodes headed by the same team of investigators but take place in various cities in Brandenburg. In addition, Bavarian Broadcasting BR produces both Polizeiruf and Tatort episodes, both set in Munich. Like the original, the Bavarian Polizeiruf episodes focus more on the psychology of the crimes and more on crimes other than homicides. Over the years, several other 'western' local broadcasters tried to produce Polizeiruf episodes as a sort of 'alternative Tatort' alongside the regular ones. However, all of them stopped after a few episodes.

On 15 May 2015, RBB aired the 350th episode of Polizeiruf 110, the 197th episode of the new format.

In 2013, seeing that Thuringia was so far the only federal state in Germany that had neither a Tatort nor a Polizeiruf set in one of its cities, the MDR ordered two new Tatort series, set in Erfurt and Weimar, respectively. Bavarian companies produce both for the MDR.

As 1-1-0 is the speed dial code for police/emergency dispatch in Germany, but not in Austria, Polizeiruf 110 is broadcast in Austria as Polizeiruf 133.

Table of broadcasters[edit]

There have been over 1100 episodes of Tatort, from November 1970 up to the beginning of January 2020[7] these have been the product of a dozen broadcasters, based around various lead investigators. While some (about 30) have been featured only once or twice, several investigators have featured in multiple episodes. There are 22 current investigative strands,[8] and three have been the subject of over 70 episodes.

Year Broadcast Station Lead Investigator Actors City Number of Episodes
1970–1982 NDR Paul Trimmel Walter Richter Hamburg 11
1970–1973 SR Liersdahl and Schäfermann Dieter Eppler Saarbrücken 2
1971–1973 WDR Kressin Sieghardt Rupp Cologne 7
1971–1986 SDR Eugen Lutz Werner Schumacher 8 different towns in Baden-Württemberg 16
1971–1979 HR Konrad Klaus Höhne Frankfurt 8
1971–1978 NDR Finke Klaus Schwarzkopf Kiel and other places in Schleswig-Holstein 7
1971–1983 ORF Viktor Marek Fritz Eckhardt Vienna 13
1971–1972 SFB Erwin Kasulke Paul Esser West Berlin 2
1972–1981 BR Melchior Veigl Gustl Bayrhammer Munich 15
1972 SWF Horst Pflüger Ernst Jacobi Baden-Baden 1
1973 RB Walter Böck Hans Häckermann Bremen 1
1973–1977 SWF Franz Gerber Heinz Schimmelpfennig Baden-Baden 5
1974–1980 WDR Heinz Haferkamp Hansjörg Felmy Essen 20
1974–1977 NDR Heinz Brammer Knut Hinz Hanover 4
1975–1977 SFB Martin Schmidt Martin Hirthe West Berlin 3
1977–1984 SR Schäfermann Manfred Heidmann Saarbrücken 4
1978–1980 SWF Marianne Buchmüller Nicole Heesters Mainz 3
1978–1983 HR Bergmann Heinz Treuke (1978), Lutz Moik (1981-1983) Frankfurt 3
1978–1979 SFB Matthias Behnke Hans-Peter Korff West Berlin 2
1979 NDR Nagel Diether Krebs Braunschweig 1
1979–1985 NDR Delius Horst Bollmann Hamburg 3
1980 HR Sander Volkert Kraeft Frankfurt 1
1980 WDR Paul Enders Jörg Hube Essen, Frankfurt 1
1980–1982 NDR Jochen Piper Bernd Seebacher Bremen 2
1980 WDR Willy Kreutzer Willy Semmelrogge Essen 1
1981–1985 SFB Friedrich Walther Volker Brandt West Berlin 6
1981–1988 SWF Hanne Wiegand Karin Anselm Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe, Mainz 8
1981 NDR Greve Erik Schumann small town in Schleswig-Holstein 1
1981 NDR Beck Hans Häckermann Lübeck 1
1981–1991 WDR Horst Schimanski and Christian Thanner Götz George and Eberhard Feik Duisburg 29
1981–1987 BR Ludwig Lenz Helmut Fischer Munich 7
1982 HR Werner Rolfs Klaus Löwitsch Frankfurt 1
1982 NDR Nikolaus Schnoor Uwe Dallmeier Bremerhaven 1
1983 NDR Ronke Ulrich von Bock Hamburg 1
1984 HR Rullmann Hans-Werner Bussinger small towns in Hesse 1
1984–2001 NDR Paul Stoever and Peter Brockmöller Manfred Krug and Charles Brauer Hamburg and Neuwerk 41 (with Brockmöller: 38)
1984–1986 ORF Hirth Kurt Jaggberg Vienna 3 (+ 6 only ORF)
1985 HR Reinhold Dietze Klaus Löwitsch Frankfurt 1
1985–2001 HR Edgar Brinkmann Karl-Heinz von Hassel Frankfurt 28
1985–1989 SFB Hans Georg Bülow Heinz Drache Berlin 6
1986 BR Siggi Riedmüller Günther Maria Halmer [de] Munich 1
1986 ORF Lutinsky Miguel Herz-Kestranek Vienna 1 (only ORF)
1986-1988 ORF Pfeifer Bruno Dallansky Vienna 3 (+5 only ORF)
1987–1988 SDR Georg Thomas Schreitle Horst Michael Neutze Stuttgart, Führstadt 3
1987 BR Karl Scherrer Hans Brenner Munich 1
1988–2005 SR Max Palu Jochen Senf Saarbrücken and other places in Saarland 17
1988–1989 BR Otto Brandenburg Horst Bollmann Munich 2
1989–1996 ORF Michael Fichtl Michael Janisch Vienna 8 (+1 only ORF)
since 1989 SWF, SWR Lena Odenthal, Mario Kopper, and Johanna Stern Ulrike Folkerts, Andreas Hoppe, and Lisa Bitter Ludwigshafen 75 (with Kopper: 57, with Stern: 16)
1990 DRS Walter Howald Mathias Gnädinger Bern 1
1991-2017 BR , MHz as "Tatort: Munich" (USA) Ivo Batic, Franz Leitmayr (and Detective Sergeant Carlo Menzinger until 2007) Miroslav Nemec, Udo Wachtveitl and Michael Fitz Munich 90 (with Menzinger: 45, two of them together with Faber)
1991–1992 DRS Reto Carlucci Andrea Zogg Bern 2
1991–1995 SFB Franz Markowitz Günter Lamprecht Berlin 8
1992–2007 MDR Bruno Ehrlicher and Kain Peter Sodann and Bernd Michael Lade first Dresden, later Leipzig, one episode in Cologne as well 45 (two of them together with Ballauf and Schenk)
1992–1997 WDR Bernd Flemming, Detective Constable Max Ballauf and Detective Constable Miriam Koch Martin Lüttge, Klaus J. Behrendt and Roswitha Schreiner Düsseldorf 15 (with Ballauf: 9)
1992–2007 SDR, SWR Ernst Bienzle and Detective Sergeant Günter Gächter Dietz Werner Steck and Rüdiger Wandel Stuttgart 25
1993–2002 DRS Philipp von Burg and Markus Gertsch L.I. Kisch and E.C. Sigrist Bern 9
1995 HR Leo Felber Heinz Schubert Frankfurt 1
1996–1998 SFB Ernst Roiter and Detective Constable Michael Zorrowski Winfried Glatzeder and Robinson Reichel Berlin 12
1996 ORF Max Becker Klaus Wildbolz Vienna 1
1997 ORF Paul Kant and Jakob Varanasi Wolfgang Hübsch and Johannes Nikolussi Vienna 2
1997 NDR Lea Sommer Hannelore Elsner Hamburg 2
1997 - 2006 WDR , MHz as "Tatort: Cologne" (USA) Max Ballauf and Freddy Schenk Klaus J. Behrendt and Dietmar Bär Cologne, two episodes in Leipzig as well 84, (respectively two of them together with Ehrlicher/Kain and Saalfeld/Keppler)
1997–2019 RB Inga Lürsen and Detective Constable Nils Stedefreund Sabine Postel and Oliver Mommsen Bremen, Bremerhaven 39 (with Stedefreund: 34)
1999–2014 SFB, rbb Till Ritter and Robert Hellmann, later Felix Stark Dominic Raacke and Stefan Jürgens, later Boris Aljinovic Berlin 37, (with Hellmann: 6, with Stark: 31, the last episode only with Stark)
since 1999 ORF, Tubi as "Murders in Vienna" (USA) Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner Harald Krassnitzer and Adele Neuhauser Vienna and other places in Austria 52 (with Fellner: 28)
2001–2008 NDR Jan Casstorff and Eduard Holicek Robert Atzorn, Tilo Prückner Hamburg 15
2002–2010 HR Fritz Dellwo and Charlotte Sänger Jörg Schüttauf and Andrea Sawatzki Frankfurt 18
since 2002 NDR , MHz as "Tatort: Lindholm" (USA) Charlotte Lindholm and Anaïs Schmitz (since 2019) Maria Furtwängler and Florence Kasumba first Hanover, later Göttingen and small towns in Lower Saxony 29 (with Schmitz: 3)
2002-2016 SWR Klara Blum and Kai Perlmann Eva Mattes and Sebastian Bezzel Konstanz and other places around Lake Constance 31 (with Perlmann: 27)
since 2002 WDR Frank Thiel and forensic doctor Prof. Karl-Friedrich Boerne Axel Prahl and Jan Josef Liefers Münster 41
since 2003 NDR , MHz as "Tatort: Borowski" (USA) Klaus Borowski, Sarah Brandt (2010-2017), Mila Sahin (since 2017) Axel Milberg, Maren Eggert (2003-2010), Sibel Kekilli (2010-2017), Almila Bagriacik (since 2017) Kiel 38 (with Brandt: 13, with Sahin: 7)
2006-2012 SR Franz Kappl and Stephan Deininger Maximilian Brückner and Gregor Weber Saarbrücken 7
since 2008 SWR Sebastian Bootz and Thorsten Lannert Felix Klare and Richy Müller Stuttgart 28
2008-2015 MDR Eva Saalfeld and Andreas Keppler Simone Thomalla and Martin Wuttke Leipzig 21 (two of them together with Ballauf and Schenk)
2008-2012 NDR Cenk Batu Mehmet Kurtuluş Hamburg 6
since 2010 HR Felix Murot Ulrich Tukur Wiesbaden and other places in Hesse 10
2011–2015 HR Frank Steier and Conny Mey Joachim Król and Nina Kunzendorf Frankfurt 7 (with Mey: 5)
2011–2019 SRF Reto Flückiger and Liz Ritschard Stefan Gubser and Delia Mayer Lucerne 17 (with Ritschard: 16)
since 2012 WDR Peter Faber, Martina Bönisch, Nora Dalay (until 2020), Daniel Kossik (until 2017), Jan Pawlak (since 2018) and Rosa Herzog (since 2021) Jörg Hartmann, Anna Schudt, Aylin Tezel, Stefan Konarske, Rick Okon and Stefanie Reinsperger Dortmund 22 (with Dalay: 17, with Kossik: 10, with Pawlak: 11, with Herzog: 4, two of them together with Batic and Leitmayr)
2013–2019 SR Jens Stellbrink Devid Striesow and Elisabeth Brück Saarbrücken 8
since 2013 NDR Nick Tschiller and Yalcin Gümer Til Schweiger and Fahri Ogün Yardım Hamburg 6
since 2013 NDR, Walter Presents as "Inspector Falke" (USA 2017-2021) Thorsten Falke and Katharina Lorenz (2013-2015), Julia Grosz (since 2016) Wotan Wilke Möhring and Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Franziska Weisz Hamburg and other places in Northern Germany 17 (with Lorenz: 6, with Grosz: 11)
2013–2014 MDR Henry Funck, Maik Schaffert and Johanna Grewel[9] Friedrich Mücke, Benjamin Kramme and Alina Levshin Erfurt 2
2013–2021 MDR, MHz as "Tatort: Weimar" (USA) Lessing and Kira Dorn Christian Ulmen and Nora Tschirner Weimar 11
since 2015 rbb , MHZ as "Tatort: Streets of Berlin" (USA) Nina Rubin and Robert Karow Meret Becker, Mark Waschke Berlin 15
since 2015 BR Paula Ringelhahn and Felix Voss Dagmar Manzel, Fabian Hinrichs Nuremberg and other places in Franconia 8
since 2015 HR Anna Janneke and Paul Brix Margarita Broich, Wolfram Koch Frankfurt 15
since 2016 MDR, Walter Presents as: "Dresden Detectives" (USA) Karin Gorniak, Henni Sieland (until 2019), Leonie Winkler (since 2019) and Peter Michael Schnabel Karin Hanczewski, Alwara Höfels, Cornelia Gröschel and Martin Brambach Dresden 13 (with Sieland: 6, with Winkler: 7)
since 2016 SWR Ellen Berlinger and Martin Rascher (since 2018) Heike Makatsch and Sebastian Blomberg Freiburg, then Mainz 4 (with Rascher: 3)
since 2017 SWR Franziska Tobler and Friedmann Berg Eva Löbau, Hans-Jochen Wagner Freiburg and other places in Black Forest 8
since 2020 SR Adam Schürk and Leo Hölzer Daniel Sträßer and Vladimir Burlakov Saarbrücken 4
since 2020 SRF Isabelle Grandjean and Tessa Ott Anna Pieri Zuercher and Carol Schuler Zürich 3
since 2021 RB Liv Moormann, Mads Andersen and Linda Selb Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Dar Salim and Luise Wolfram Bremen 3

Last update: 22 Jul 2023

Soundtracks (selection)[edit]

Some Tatort episodes from the 1980s and 1990s included songs that subsequently became quite well known, and two of them reached the top of the charts: "Faust auf Faust (Schimanski)" by Klaus Lage from the Tatort movie On the Killer's Track [de], and "Midnight Lady" by Chris Norman, written by Dieter Bohlen, which appears on the episode "Der Tausch" [de]. Some random selected soundtracks:

Artist Title song Episode Year TV station
Can "Vitamin C" "Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street" 1973 WDR
Tangerine Dream "Das Mädchen auf der Treppe" "Das Mädchen auf der Treppe" [de] 1982 WDR
Tangerine Dream "Daydream/Moorland" "Miriam" [de] 1983 WDR
Warning "Why Can The Bodies Fly" "Peggy hat Angst" 1983 SWF
Jil Anderson "Without You (Baby, Baby)" "Haie vor Helgoland" 1984 NDR
Mark Spiro "Winds Of Change" "Das Haus im Wald" [de] 1985 WDR
Patricia Simpson "Dreams In The City" "Nachtstreife" 1985 ORF
Die Toten Hosen "Verschwende deine Zeit" "Voll auf Haß" 1987 NDR
Sandra "Stop For A Minute" "Salü Palu" 1988 SR
Roger Chapman "Slap Bang in the Middle" "Einzelhaft" [de] 1988 WDR
Klaatu "Woman" "Tödlicher Treff" [de] 1988 SDR
Bonnie Tyler "Against The Wind" "Der Fall Schimanski" [de] 1991 WDR
Wolf Maahn "Cool" "Der Mörder und der Prinz" 1992 WDR
Markus Küpper "Sie hat Schluß gemacht" "Ein ehrenwertes Haus" 1994 MDR
Ben Becker "Alter Mann" "Falsches Alibi" 1995 MDR
Rammstein Asche zu Asche "Die Geschichte vom bösen Friedrich" 2016 HR

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tatort - der Reiz des Bösen, TV-Film (Reihe), 2020-2021 | Crew United".
  2. ^ a b ""Ehrenpreis der Jury": Gunther Witte". MDR.de. Das Erste. 13 November 2013. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Schade, Tatort+ ist zu Ende!" (in German). Das Erste. n.d. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Besondere Ehrung für das Format "Tatort"" (in German). Grimme Institut. n.d. Archived from the original on 15 January 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  5. ^ Barbara Möller (29 January 2014). ""Tatort" erhält Besondere Ehrung beim Grimme-Preis". Die Welt (in German). Axel Springer. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Tatort". fernsehlexikon. n.d. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  7. ^ Tatort 2020 at episode guide.com; retrieved 12 April 2020
  8. ^ Current investigators at daerste.de (German)
  9. ^ "Team Erfurt - Tatort - ARD | Das Erste". www.daserste.de (in German). Retrieved 1 July 2022.

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