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Murder Call
Main cast
Created by
Country of originAustralia
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes56
Executive producerKris Noble
ProducerPeter Askew
Production locationSydney
Running timeapprox. 45 minutes
Production companySouthern Star Entertainment
Original networkNine Network
Original release11 August 1997 (1997-08-11) –
9 October 2000 (2000-10-09)

Murder Call is an Australian television series, created by Hal McElroy for the Southern Star Entertainment and broadcast on the Nine Network between 1997 and 2000.[1] The idea to the series was born from books of the Tessa Vance series by Jennifer Rowe: Suspect/Deadline and Something Wicked. Both books were integrated as episodes in the TV series.


Murder Call deals with the cases confronted by an unconventional team of homicide detectives, Tessa Vance and Steve Hayden. Backing them up are Inspector Malcolm Thorne, Dr. Imogen Soames, Dr. Lance Fisk and 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.

The cast

Notable guest stars

Season One

Season Two

Season Three


Murder Call ran for three seasons and produced 56 episodes. For more information see List of Murder Call episodes.

Season Episodes Originally aired Network
Season premiere Season finale
1 16 11 August 1997 23 November 1997 Nine Network
2 20 7 July 1998 24 November 1998
3 20 21 April 1999 9 October 2000

Home media

It was announced by Via Vision Entertainment in March 2019 that they would be releasing the complete collection of Murder Call on DVD.

Season 01 & 02 are streaming on Amazon prime in the UK and 7+ in Australia.

Title Format Episodes Discs Region 4 (Australia) Special Features Distributors
Murder Call Season 01 DVD 16 3 3 April 2019 None Via Vision Entertainment
Murder Call Season 02 DVD 20 5 5 June 2019 Murder Call: Deadline Via Vision Entertainment
Murder Call Season 03 DVD 21 5 4 September 2019 None Via Vision Entertainment
Murder Call Complete Collection DVD 57 13 7 October 2020 None Via Vision Entertainment


  1. ^ "Murder Call". TV Guide.