Centers on homicide detective odd couple, Tessa Vance, and her partner Steve Hayden. Shot in Sydney, Australia, the show was known for portraying gripping crime drama, while displaying the grittier side of urban Sydney.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Lucy Bell ...  Det. Tessa Vance 38 episodes, 1997-2000
Peter Mochrie Peter Mochrie ...  Det. Steve Hayden 38 episodes, 1997-2000
Geoff Morrell ...  Det. Sen. Serg. Lance Fisk 38 episodes, 1997-2000
Glenda Linscott Glenda Linscott ...  Dr. Imogene 'Tootsie' Soamses 38 episodes, 1997-2000
Jennifer Kent ...  Const. Dee Suzeraine 38 episodes, 1997-2000
Gary Day Gary Day ...  Det. Insp. Malcolm Thorne 38 episodes, 1997-2000
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Centers on homicide detective odd couple, Tessa Vance, and her partner Steve Hayden. Shot in Sydney, Australia, the show was known for portraying gripping crime drama, while displaying the grittier side of urban Sydney.

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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1997 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Haasteena murha See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(56 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Whilst the show was still garnering high ratings, high budget demands of the series and location fees were the reason behind the show being canceled. See more »

Quotes

Det. Steve Hayden: [after being locked in a cool room] I never thought we'd end up like this, Tess. Of course, you realise I wouldn't do this for Thorne.
Det. Tessa Vance: Me either.
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A very well-made Aussie detective drama
30 October 2002 | by skottyrockSee all my reviews

It's a shame Murder Call lasted for only two series. The lead actors were great, the stories enthralling, the locales and production values fantastic. And the theme song was very catchy!!! It was, at the time, the Nine Network's most-expensive program (if my memory serves me correctly).

Why it didn't last any longer than two years is beyond me. But then again, it was in a difficult time-slot on Tuesday nights. Ratings, schmatings!

Australians have a knack for producing quality dramas. Think, Flying Doctors, Police Rescue, Water Rats, A Country Practice, All Saints.

It's a pity our sitcoms aren't as well-made!


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