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Encyclopedia > Derrick (TV series)
Derrick
Derrick
Wepper and Tappert on the job.
Genre Crime / Drama
Running time 60 Minutes
Creator(s) Herbert Reinecker
Executive producer(s) Helmut Ringelmann
Starring Horst Tappert
Fritz Wepper
Country of origin Germany
Original network/channel ZDF ORF SRG
Original run October 20, 1974October 16, 1998
No. of episodes 281
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Derrick is a German TV series produced by ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Chief Inspector (Oberinspektor) Stephan Derrick (Horst Tappert) and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein (Fritz Wepper), who solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings (with only three unsolved cases). taken from http://www. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into theatre. ... Herbert Reinecker (born December 24, 1914) is a very prolific German novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. ... Helmut Ringelmann (born September 4, 1926) is a German film and television producer. ... Horst Tappert Horst Tappert, born in Elberfeld (now Wuppertal), Germany on May 26, 1923, is a German actor who is most famous for playing Inspector Stephan Derrick in the television drama Derrick. ... Fritz Wepper Fritz Wepper, born in Munich, Germany on August 17, 1941, is a German actor who is most famous for playing Harry Klein in the television drama Derrick. ... Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), loosely translated to Second German Television Service, is a public service German language television network based in Mainz. ... ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk) is the national Austrian public service broadcaster. ... SRG SSR idée suisse is the Swiss public broadcasting organisation, founded in 1931. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), loosely translated to Second German Television Service, is a public service German language television network based in Mainz. ... ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk) is the National Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. ... SRG SSR idée suisse is the Swiss public broadcasting organisation, founded in 1931. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Horst Tappert Horst Tappert, born in Elberfeld (now Wuppertal), Germany on May 26, 1923, is a German actor who is most famous for playing Inspector Stephan Derrick in the television drama Derrick. ... Fritz Wepper Fritz Wepper, born in Munich, Germany on August 17, 1941, is a German actor who is most famous for playing Harry Klein in the television drama Derrick. ... Munich (German: München, (pronounced listen) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria. ...


All 281 60 minute episodes were written by veteran screenwriter Herbert Reinecker and produced by Helmut Ringelmann. As a rule, new Derrick episodes were broadcast on Friday night at 20:15. The series gained enormous popularity and was aired in more than 100 countries worldwide. In fact, there have only been a few areas around the world where Derrick has not penetrated. Herbert Reinecker (born December 24, 1914) is a very prolific German novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. ... Helmut Ringelmann (born September 4, 1926) is a German film and television producer. ...


And the two protagonists long ago established for themselves a place in television history.


The huge numbers of fans all round the world who pay homage to the Derrick phenomenon include both young and old.


Even before its last episode was shown on October 16, 1998 it had acquired cult status. October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Cult television, like cult figures, cult film and cult radio, attracts a band of aficionados, known as a cult following, devoted to a specific television program or unreal universe. ...


The fact that the series was discontinued in October 1998 had nothing to do with waning audience ratings. Rather, Horst Tappert, who played the main role for almost 25 years, had reached the age limit he had set himself. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Horst Tappert Horst Tappert, born in Elberfeld (now Wuppertal), Germany on May 26, 1923, is a German actor who is most famous for playing Inspector Stephan Derrick in the television drama Derrick. ...


Thanks to Derrick, Horst Tappert is the only German actor who has ever had fan clubs abroad. And since these clubs are also to be found in Holland and France, it can be said without any exaggeration that Horst Tappert, in addition to his role on television, has become an unofficial ambassador for the Federal Republic of Germany. Horst Tappert Horst Tappert, born in Elberfeld (now Wuppertal), Germany on May 26, 1923, is a German actor who is most famous for playing Inspector Stephan Derrick in the television drama Derrick. ... A fan club is a group that is dedicated to a well known person, group, idea (such as history) or sometimes even an inanimate object (such as a famous building). ...


Still, even though no new episodes are being produced viewers need not live without Derrick. ZDF has been broadcasting re-runs of the series for a year, and in most countries the last season is not even over yet. Horst Tappert untiringly continues to investigate criminal cases in France, where he is known as Inspecteur Derrick; in Italy, he is called L’ispettore Derrick while the Chinese know him as Dé li kè.


The series took a noticeable turn towards psychological drama as time progressed and Derrick approached retirement age. Acting on a hunch, Derrick would ignore a number of possible suspects right from the start and, instead of doing the legwork often shown in police movies, would follow the main suspect to his or her favourite haunts and involve them in lengthy conversations, claiming that he had to get to know them better. Towards the end of the show the murderer, now revolted by what they had done, would then be prepared to confess to his or her crime without Derrick having to produce any further piece of evidence. Generally, there is little violence and bloodshed and no shoot-out at the end. Violence refers to acts of aggression and abuse which causes or intends to cause criminal injury or harm to persons, and (to a lesser extent) animals and property. ...


With Derrick eliciting enthusiasm in some and sending shivers down the spine of others, there are very diverse explanations as to why people of such diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds love the Munich Chief Inspector. The series' producer, Helmut Ringelmann, believes that Derrick’s success is due to the fact that it ‘appeals to the basic emotions that govern human relationships - love, hate, fear - across all borders'. Helmut Ringelmann (born September 4, 1926) is a German film and television producer. ...


Derrick and Klein do not seem to have any private lives—at least they are not shown and they in no way interfere with their work, which they frequently pursue in the evening. In that respect and also in the way he goes about a case, Derrick resembles Lt. Columbo. However, as Eco has pointed out, Columbo is the obedient, seemingly helpless servant of a community of rich and powerful Californians while Derrick, elegantly dressed and impeccably behaved, always appears in control and superior even to the wealthy people he is tracking down. DVD cover of Columbo - The Complete First Season. ... Photo of Umberto Eco by Robert Birnbaum Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932) is an Italian medievalist, philosopher and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose and his many essays. ...


Just like an earlier television series, Der Kommissar (also written by Reinecker), Derrick has an impressive list of guest appearances by prominent German and Austrian actors and actresses playing either the culprit, the victim, or an innocent witness to the crime. Celebrities include Anne Bennent, Heinz Bennent, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Horst Buchholz, Traugott Buhre, Cornelia Froboess, Uschi Glas, Karlheinz Hackl, Michael Heltau, Harald Juhnke, Curd Jürgens, Gudrun Landgrebe, Inge Meysel, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Lilli Palmer. Der Kommissar is also the name of a 1982 hit song by Falco. ... Heinz Bennent (born July 18, 1921 in Stolberg (Rhld. ... Klaus Maria Brandauer (born June 22, 1944) is an actor and director. ... Horst Werner Buchholz (December 4, 1933 - March 3, 2003) was a German born actor, best remembered for his part in The Magnificent Seven. ... Cornelia Froboess in the 1961 movie Mein Mann, das Wirtschaftswunder Cornelia Froboess (born October 28, 1943) is a German actress and a teen idol of the 1950s and early 60s. ... Uschi Glas Uschi Glas (born March 2, 1944) is a much-loved German film and television actress. ... Harald Juhnke (pronounced you-nke) (June 10, 1929 in Charlottenburg, Berlin - April 1, 2005 in Rüdersdorf near Berlin), actually Harry Heinz Herbert Juhnke, was a well-known German actor, comedian and entertainer. ... Jürgens in a scene from Der Kommissar (1973) Curd Jürgens (December 13, 1915 - June 18, 1982) was a German stage and motion-picture actor. ... Gudrun Landgrebe (born June 20, 1950 in Göttingen, Germany) is a German actress. ... Inge Meysel Inge Meysel (May 30, 1910 – July 10, 2004) was a German actress. ... Armin Mueller-Stahl (born December 17, 1930) is a leading German film actor. ... Lilli Palmer (born Lillie Marie Peiser on May 24, 1914 in Posen, Prussia, Germany (then - after WW I - PoznaÅ„, Poland) - January 27, 1986 in Los Angeles) was an international actress. ...

A scene from the 2004 animated movie

The series was surprisingly popular in China. screenshot, taken from http://www. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2004. ...


In 2004, an animated feature film, Derrick—die Pflicht ruft ("Derrick—Duty calls"), was released. Tappert and Wepper themselves were the voice actors for Stephan Derrick and Harry Klein respectively. This animated film shed some satirical light on the ever-serious and sombre world of the original series, making fun of numerous clichees attributed to the series, including Harry's rumoured envy for Derrick always standing in the spotlight, while he, assistant for 25 years always had to stand back behind his boss, and of course of the famous phrase "Harry, hol schonmal den Wagen" ("Harry, bring the car 'round"). The animated film is the only occasion where Derrick/Tappert ever spoke this phrase in charakter, as it was never used in any of the 281 episodes of the original series. (See below) This is a list of film-related events in 2004. ... 12 frames per second is the typical rate for an animated cartoon. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ...


The famous phrase "Harry, hol schonmal den Wagen" ("Harry, bring the car 'round") was attributed to Derrick and became part of popular culture in at least two countries (Germany and China) and became catchphrases in at least those two countries' languages. Actually, this phrase was never spoken in any of the 281 episodes. It was used by Eric Ode in the ealier TV Series "Der Kommissar", where Fritz Wepper also played a character named Harry Klein, also an assistant to a police inspector (played by Ode). It is unknown how this phrase became attributed to Derrick, but one theory is that since "Der Kommissar" and "Derrick" were both created and written by screenwriter Herbert Reinecker, a TV Critic attributed this phrase to the wrong one of Reinecker's series, after which it entered popular culture as a catch-phrase for Derrick. The only occasion where Horst Tappert ever spoke this phrase in character as Stephan Derrick was as voice actor of his animated self in the 2004 animated feature film "Derrick—die Pflicht ruft". Der Kommissar is also the name of a 1982 hit song by Falco. ... Fritz Wepper Fritz Wepper, born in Munich, Germany on August 17, 1941, is a German actor who is most famous for playing Harry Klein in the television drama Derrick. ... Herbert Reinecker (born December 24, 1914) is a very prolific German novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. ...


See also

Der Kommissar is also the name of a 1982 hit song by Falco. ...

External links

  • The IMDb entry on Derrick
  • ZDF Enterprises
  • ZDFderrick: "[1] (German)
  • Derrick-Fanclub: "[2] (German)
  • Krimiserie: "[3] (Italian)
  • Umberto Eco: "L'ispettore Derrick e i tedeschi" (2000) (Italian)
  • Umberto Eco: "Derrick und die Deutschen" (German)
  • All episodes listing
  • Derrick - Der Film: "[4] (German)

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derrick - definition of derrick in Encyclopedia (482 words)
Derrick is a German TV series produced by ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Oberinspektor Stephan Derrick (Horst Tappert, born 1923) and Inspektor Harry Klein (Fritz Wepper), who solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings.
Acting on a hunch, Derrick would ignore a number of possible suspects right from the start and, instead of doing the legwork often shown in police movies, would follow the main suspect to his or her favourite haunts and involve them in lengthy conversations, claiming that he had to get to know them better.
Derrick and Klein do not seem to have any private lives—at least they are not shown and they in no way interfere with their work, which they frequently pursue in the evening.
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The series ran from June 1, 2004 to July 18, 2005.
And while Nikki begins puberty, and Derrick deals with the big changes in his life, Bradin is discovering sex and women - particularly in surfing instructor Erica.
In April, after eight episodes had aired, the series was put on hiatus and the WB eventually announced the cancellation.
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