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Murder Call

199813+
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 deals with the cases confronted by an unconventional team of homicide detectives, Tessa Vance and Steve Hayden.
Starring
Lucy BellPeter MochrieGeoff Morrell
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Who Killed Robin Cochrane?
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    August 10, 1997
    44min
    13+
    Robin Cochrane is a celebrity sportsman loved by the public and poisoned by one of his family. Tessa and Steve uncover the private side of Robin Cochrane which is far removed from his public persona. Tessa realises something happened on the night Robin was murdered, something which made one of the household lose all sense of logic.
  2. 2. Cat and Mouse
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    August 17, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A paraplegic is beaten to death in his home and Tessa and Steve connect the murder to other unsolved murders which have recently occurred. The common link is a dice left at each crime scene and all the victims played games on the Internet. While Steve and Tessa try to track down the serial killer with the help of a computer whizz. Dee enters into a dangerous game of her own on the Internet.
  3. 3. The Burial
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    August 24, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A man is found dead buried up to his neck in the sand. It looks like a beach party game gone wrong. Another man is found dead, badly decomposed in his bed. Steve discovers a connection between the two victims while comforting one of the grieving women. At the time Tessa figures out the identity of the killer, Steve has found himself in a life-threatening situation.
  4. 4. Something Wicked
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    August 31, 1997
    44min
    13+
    On an isolated property an ex-rock star is found dead surrounded by candles and draped in a purple robe. His body has been kept for a week, bathed and cared for in a barn by three sisters until discovered by a neighbour. Tessa and Steve learn the sisters lived in a world of rituals, abuse and brainwashing.
  5. 5. Ashes to Ashes
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    September 7, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A dead body pops up in the surf who Tessa and Steve cannot identify. Meanwhile, Tessa becomes involved with an ex-boyfriend, Ezra, on a crusade to find his friend's killer. When Ezra is murdered, Tessa is determined to find his killer. While Thorne finds incriminating evidence against Ezra and his activities. As Tessa gets closer to the answer both her and Steve are placed in jeopardy.
  6. 6. Dead Clean
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    September 14, 1997
    44min
    13+
    Murder strikes a local community with a series of young women found dead with their bodies scrubbed clean. The killer leaves gardenias as a calling card. Tessa and Steve's investigations leads them to the local community drop-in centre. Steve's new girlfriend becomes involved in the investigation when one of her friend becomes a victim.
  7. 7. Hot Shot
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    September 21, 1997
    43min
    13+
    A murder of a photographer leads Tessa and Steve into the world of the paparazzi media. Photos and long stemmed roses appear to be the only clues. Whilst the detectives investigate who has been a victim of the paparazzi, they too are caught by the camera in an compromising situation.
  8. 8. Dead and Gone
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    September 28, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A woman in white runs screaming through a graveyard. The woman is Lucy Balzan, her husband is dead at the bottom of the stairs, allegedly pushed after walking in on thieves robbing the house of its heirlooms. The family members come under suspicion when the robbery looks like an inside job.
  9. 9. Drop Dead Gorgeous
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    October 5, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A former star footballer is found dead in the lift of a publicity building owned by Anita Black. Anita is successful, attractive and now missing. Tessa and Steve ruffle the feathers of a prominent politician among others while trying to locate Anita. Nothing is adding up, until Tessa realises the secret in Anita's past. The revelation will impact on many lives.
  10. 10. Wages of Sin
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    October 12, 1997
    44min
    13+
    Steve and Tessa investigate the death of a woman found in an area notorious for prostitutes. When they learn the woman was a pregnant nun and not a prostitute, their investigation takes a new turn.
  11. 11. Black Friday
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    October 19, 1997
    44min
    13+
    Trevor Parkin is found dead in the zoo, stabbed in the chest whilst wearing a gorilla suit. Mrs Parkin is more interested in the neighbourhood gossip, than her husband's murder. Tessa and Steve meet the Zoo PR man and his son, Sally, the zoo assistant, a school teacher on an excursion to the zoo and a petty thief.
  12. 12. An Eye for an Eye
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    October 26, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A mummified body is found in an empty house. It is identified as Karen Diskin, who was missing presumed murdered two years ago. Thorne was the investigating officer at the time and arrested Karen's husband, Daniel, for the murder. Thome assigns Tessa and Steve to tie up the loose ends.
  13. 13. Last Stop
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    November 2, 1997
    44min
    13+
    Abel Jago sits dead in an armchair before his valuable toy railway, on which the train of cars make their rounds. The railway engineer left a short farewell letter to his wife Ellie before committing suicide. Tessa however soon has doubts about Jagos suicide and when the autopsy results come in, it is revealed he was poisoned with cyanide.
  14. 14. Fall from Grace
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    November 9, 1997
    44min
    13+
    Tessa suspects an apparent suicide is really an elaborate scam designed to cover a woman's disappearance.
  15. 15. More Than What Meets The Eye
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    November 16, 1997
    44min
    13+
    The gruesome find of a severed arm wrapped in plastic draws Tessa and Steve into a case that takes them through the dark storm water tunnels of the city and sends them both home with nightmares. The discovery of the disembodied head does not help them to identify the victim, it is the final discovery of the limbless torso that provides the charmed clue.
  16. 16. Dying Day
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    November 23, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A young woman is found hanging from a tree limb in a popular city park. Tootsie's preliminary findings indicate it was not a suicide. The ligature marks are more consistent with a strangulation and the body was then hung in a tree to throw the investigators off the scent.
  17. 17. Cry Wolf
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    November 30, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A woman is murdered in a block of flats. Tessa and Steve wonder why she called the police out twice but not a third time. Tessa fears the woman was murdered because she was afraid of crying wolf. Suspicions fall on the residents of the block of flats. Tessa and Steve will come to uncover a nest of twisted love, of obsession and paranoia-and it may just prove fatal for one of our detectives.
  18. 18. Short Circuit
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    December 7, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A young woman is electrocuted by her twin brother's robot. The investigation leads Tessa and Steve into a bizarre tangle of relationships. They realise everyone had a motive to kill the woman who was generally not well-liked. A strange symbol drawn in a book provides the key to a small fortune and the identity of the killer surprises even the detectives.
  19. 19. Skin Deep
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    December 14, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A Cosmetic surgeon is bizarrely mutilated and murdered in his operating theatre. A biblical reference is smeared in his blood on the wall. It is a death which shocks even our hardened investigative team. Possible motives for the murder begin to take shape - and when Tootsie adds another twist to the equation after the post mortem, they realise the stakes were higher than they had imagined.
  20. 20. Blood Heat
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    December 21, 1997
    44min
    13+
    The brutal murder of a video store owner initially appears to be linked to a protest demonstration until other suspects emerge.
  21. 21. Death in the Family
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    December 28, 1997
    44min
    13+
    A vagrant (Douglas Burnie) is found dead at an inner city underpass surrounded by the corpses of poisoned sparrows. When Tootsie diagnoses death by Strychnine, Tessa Steve and Thorne fear that someone is out there purging the streets of the homeless. The investigation takes a twist when Fisk finds ten thousand dollars hidden in the stuffing of the vagrant's mattress, but is it enough to kill for?
  22. 22. Heartstopper
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    January 4, 1998
    44min
    13+
    When the general manager of a department store is found dead during the store's opening, the owner and employees become the main suspects in the investigation. Steve is haunted by a face from his past, and Tessa pursues the case alone.
  23. 23. Deadline Parts 1 & 2
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    January 11, 1998
    1h 29min
    13+
    A bizarre murder in a city amusement park is the first in a series of horrible killings inspired by an innocent nursery rhyme. Homicide's youngest and brightest detective, Tessa Vance, is confronted by a psychopath from her past as the nursery rhyme killer prepares to strike again.

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