"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 '90s feel and just a touch of '40s 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 ThornePathologist – Dr Imogen SoamesForensic 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.
Runtime: 45 minutes
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They Call It Murder is a 1971 American television film directed by Walter Grauman, starring Jim Hutton.
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They Call It Murder is a two-hour television film produced by Paisano Productions in association with 20th Century Fox. It was a pilot for a proposed TV movie series based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, who edited the script by Sam Rolfe. Walter Grauman directed; Cornwell Jackson was executive producer. The film is loosely based on Gardner's 1939 novel, The D.A. Draws a Circle. The film went into production in 1969 and was completed February 9, 1970. Jim Hutton stars as Doug Selby, district attorney of a small town outside Los Angeles. They Call It Murder was first presented December 17, 1971, on NBC. Gardner had died by the time the film finally was given its world premiere. Paisano Productions had worked to launch a Doug Selby series for six years, while its series Perry Mason was in its prime. No series materialized, and this TV movie marks Selby's sole screen adaptation.