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'Murder is the ultimate crime. It touches the lives of ordinary people, casting its long shadow over the glossy cityscape and glamorous haunts of the sprawling metropolis. For homicide detectives Steve Hayden and Tessa Vance, solving a murder is a journey from darkness into light. An urgent, vicious confrontation with evil, a walk through the devil's own world.

'Tessa and Steve are the elite new face of homicide. She is young and brilliant, he is logical. She is instinctive, he goes by the book. She's complicated, he's down to earth. Together this powerful partnership must confront and overcome the intrigue, fear and shattered lives which murder leaves in its wake.'

Source: McElroy All Media ( (Sighted: 19/4/2013)

The authors above are those credited as script-writers for the series. A number of other authors were also credited with 'story': Jennifer Rowe is the most frequently credited, but other authors credited with 'story' are Leanne Williams, Duncan Ball, Kel Richards, Jenny Pausacker, Kerry Greenwood, Richard Hall, Peter Gawler, John Banas, Jean Bedford, Karen Petersen, and Helen Robinson.

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      Hal McElroy Southern Star ; Nine Network ,
      1997-2000 .
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      Extent: 120min. telemovie (pilot); 56 x 60min. episodes (two series).p.
      • The Australian Television Information Archive notes that 'while the number of episodes of Murder Call is not in doubt (56), there is some question as to [...] the correct number of series'. The Archive settles on three series; this entry follows Screen Australia in dividing the work into two series of 24 episodes (series one) and 32 episodes (series two).
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