The Hunt for the Culprit 1957 detective radio show

The Hunt for the Culprit 1957

The Hunt for the Culprit (1957, West Germany)

Original title: Die Jagd nach dem Täter


In 1957 German NDR public radio station came up with a concept of radio show presenting crime stories, but based on true events. It was not that original idea, similar was used in American shows, like Dragnet, Whitechapel 1212 or British The Black Museum, but The Hunt for the Culprit (original title Die Jagd nach dem Täter) was presenting the stories in German. They brought well-known actors, skilled scriptwriters and the formula became instant hit. Each of 126 episodes presented different story set in a different place, where different crime took place. Close to the end of the show lifespan, they began to use scripts from foreign authors and fiction stories, f.e. written by Agatha Christie or Francis Durbridge.

The formula proved to be successful enough that NDR came up with the idea to turn The Hunt for the Culprit for TV series, called Stahlnetz, again inspired by the American Dragnet.



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Creators of The Hunt for the Culprit


Irmgard Koester films

Irmgard Koester

screenplay

Harald Vock films

Harald Vock

screenplay

Heinz van Nouhuys films

Heinz van Nouhuys

screenplay

Walter Niebuhr films

Walter Niebuhr

screenplay

Hellmut Kleffel films

Hellmut Kleffel

screenplay

Karl Heinz Zeitler films

Karl Heinz Zeitler

screenplay

Walter Kolbenhoff films

Walter Kolbenhoff

screenplay



Cast of The Hunt for the Culprit


Kurt Klopsch films

Kurt Klopsch

as various

Hanns Lothar films

Hanns Lothar

as various

Ingrid Stenn films

Ingrid Stenn

as various

Helmut Peine films

Helmut Peine

as various

Willy Witte films

Willy Witte

Ingrid von Bothmer films

Ingrid von Bothmer

Herbert A. E. Boehme films

Herbert A. E. Boehme