The Hunt for the Culprit radio show (1957-1964, West Germany)

Original title

Die Jagd nach dem Täter


Episode time

35 minutes


Language

German



The Hunt for the Culprit 1957 reviewThe Hunt for the Culprit radio show


In 1957 German NDR radio station started broadcasting The Hunt for the Culprit (Die Jagd nach dem Täter) that was similar in concept to classic American shows like Dragnet or The Black Museum - the crime radio show that used real cases as basis for the scripts. Each episode contained different story, set in different place, some of which were abroad, some of them in Germany. However with time also fiction stories were adapted, including written by foreign authors, like Agatha Christie or Francis Durbridge.

The Hunt for the Culprit, using well-known actors and true crime proved to be very popular with the audience, even though often the episodes were not broadcast in regular intervals (usually once every two weeks, but there were exceptions to that rule). Overall 126 episodes were broadcasted between 1957 and 1964. They produced enough interest in formula that NDR decided to adapt the same formula for the television series Stahlnetz, which was later described as "street sweeper" as so many viewers the series had the streets looked empty during the broadcast.







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Creators of The Hunt for the Culprit


Irmgard Koester radio shows

screenplay

Harald Vock radio shows

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Heinz van Nouhuys radio shows

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Walter Niebuhr radio shows

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Hellmut Kleffel radio shows

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Karl Heinz Zeitler radio shows

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Walter Kolbenhoff radio shows

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Cast of The Hunt for the Culprit


Kurt Klopsch radio shows

as various

Hanns Lothar radio shows

as various

Ingrid Stenn radio shows

as various

Helmut Peine radio shows

as various

Willy Witte radio shows
Ingrid von Bothmer radio shows
Herbert A. E. Boehme radio shows


old time radio shows