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Albert Cornelis "Appie" Baantjer (16 September 1923 – 29 August 2010) was a Dutch author of detective fiction and police officer.
Abby Mann (December 1, 1927 – March 25, 2008) was an American film writer and producer.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Adam-12 is a television police procedural drama that follows Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed as they ride the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit 1-Adam-12.
Aditya Srivastava (born 21 July 1968) is a theater artist, and, Indian film and television actor.
was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.
Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit.
Alan Hugh Dale (born 6 May 1947) is a New Zealand actor.
Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Ballad of Halo Jones and From Hell.
Alexander Gillespie "Alex" Raymond (October 2, 1909 – September 6, 1956) was an American cartoonist, best known for creating Flash Gordon for King Features in 1934.
Alfred James Andriola (May 24, 1912 – March 29, 1983) was an American cartoonist best known for the comic strip Kerry Drake, for which he won a Reuben Award in 1970.
"Big Boy" is a fictional character in the comic strip Dick Tracy, created by Chester Gould.
America's Best Comics (ABC) is a comic book publishing brand.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born 1 October 1949) is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra.
Andrew W. Marlowe (sometimes Andrew Marlowe) is an American screenwriter.
Andrew Ross "Andy" Breckman (born March 3, 1955) is an American television and film writer and a radio personality on WFMU.
Anthony Boucher (born William Anthony Parker White; August 21, 1911 – April 29, 1968) was an American crime and fantastic fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories and radio drama scripts in those fields.
Anthony E. Zuiker (pronounced; born August 17, 1968) is an American creator and executive producer.
Anthony Yerkovich is an American television producer and writer.
ARD (full name: Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Consortium of public broadcasters in Germany) is a joint organisation of Germany's regional public-service broadcasters.
The Arts Council Norway (Norsk kulturråd, often shortened to Kulturrådet) is the official arts council for Norway.
Assistant commissioner is a rank used in many police forces around the globe.
Kurt Busiek's Astro City is an American superhero anthology comic book series centered on a fictional American city of that name.
An autopsy (post-mortem examination, obduction, necropsy, or autopsia cadaverum) is a highly specialized surgical procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a corpse by dissection to determine the cause and manner of death or to evaluate any disease or injury that may be present for research or educational purposes.
Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.
Barbara Avedon (June 14, 1925 – August 31, 1994) was a television writer, political activist, and feminist.
Barbara Corday (born October 15, 1944) is an American television executive, writer and producer known for co-creating the television series Cagney & Lacey.
Barlow at Large is a British television programme broadcast in the 1970s, starring Stratford Johns in the title role.
Basil Dignam (24 October 1905 – 31 January 1979) was an English character actor.
Sir Basil Home Thomson, (21 April 1861 – 26 March 1939) was a British intelligence officer, police officer, prison governor, colonial administrator, and writer.
Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Bellamy was an Australian television series made by the Reg Grundy Organisation for the Ten Network in 1981.
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.
Blood Relatives (original French title: Les liens de sang) is a 1978 Canadian-French film directed by Claude Chabrol from a screenplay that he and Sydney Banks adapted from a novel of the same name by Ed McBain.
Blue Heelers is an Australian police drama series that was produced by Southern Star Group and ran for 12 years on the Seven Network, from 1994 to 2006.
Bluey is an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network in 1976.
Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011, to May 28, 2013, and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt.
Bones is an American crime procedural drama television series that aired on Fox in the United States from September 13, 2005, until March 28, 2017, for 246 episodes over twelve seasons.
Border Incident is a 1949 film noir directed by Anthony Mann.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
Brian Blessed (born 9 October 1936) is an English actor, writer, presenter, and comedian.
Brian Michael Bendis (born August 18, 1967) is an American comic book writer and artist.
Broadway theatre,Although theater is the generally preferred spelling in the United States (see American and British English spelling differences), many Broadway venues, performers and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.
Brooklyn South is an American ensemble police drama series that aired on CBS for one season from September 22, 1997, to April 27, 1998.
Bruno Heller (born 1960) is an English screenwriter, producer and director.
A buddy cop film is a film with plots involving two people of very different and conflicting personalities who are forced to work together to solve a crime and/or defeat criminals, sometimes learning from each other in the process.
C.L.I.F. (Courage, Loyalty, Integrity, Fairness, or 警徽天职, commonly pronounced as cliff) is a police procedural series produced by MediaCorp Singapore in 2011 in collaboration with the Singapore Police Force.
Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network for seven seasons from March 25, 1982 to May 16, 1988.
Castle is an American crime-comedy-drama television series, which aired on ABC for a total of eight seasons from March 9, 2009 to May 16, 2016.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
Chester Gould (November 20, 1900 – May 11, 1985) was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, which he wrote and drew from 1931 to 1977, incorporating numerous colorful and monstrous villains.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
The Chicago franchise is a media franchise of American television programs created by Derek Haas, Michael Brandt and Dick Wolf, and currently broadcast on NBC, all of which deal with different public services in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago Fire is an American action-drama television series created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas with Dick Wolf as executive producer.
Chicago Med is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead, and is the third installment of Dick Wolf’s ''Chicago'' franchise.
Chicago P.D. is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead as the second installment of Dick Wolf's ''Chicago'' franchise.
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is the law enforcement agency of the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois, under the jurisdiction of the City Council.
The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.
Chief inspector (Ch Insp) is a rank used in police forces which follow the British model.
The title chief of staff (or head of staff) identifies the leader of a complex organization, institution, or body of persons and it also may identify a principal staff officer (PSO), who is the coordinator of the supporting staff or a primary aide-de-camp to an important individual, such as a president or a senior military officer.
Chief superintendent is a senior rank in police forces, especially in those organised on the British model.
Christopher Murphey is an American writer and producer.
CID is an Indian detective, crime and anthology television series about Maharashtra and Mumbai's Crime Investigation Department, created by B. P. Singh for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia.
The has a history that spans more than 100 years.
City Homicide is an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011.
Clare-Hope Naa K. Ashitey (born 12 February 1987) is an English actress.
Claude Henri Jean Chabrol (24 June 1930 – 12 September 2010) was a French film director and a member of the French New Wave (nouvelle vague) group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s.
The climax (from the Greek word κλῖμαξ, meaning "staircase" and "ladder") or turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension and drama, or it is the time when the action starts during which the solution is given.
Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010.
Columbo is an American television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.
A comic book or comicbook, also called comic magazine or simply comic, is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes.
A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions.
A constable is a person holding a particular office, most commonly in criminal law enforcement.
Conviction is an American television drama on NBC that debuted as a mid-season replacement on Friday, March 3, 2006.
Cop Hater (1956) is the first 87th Precinct police procedural novel by Ed McBain.
Cop Rock is an American musical police drama series that aired on ABC in 1990.
Cop Shop is a long running Australian police drama television series produced by Crawford Productions that ran for eight seasons between 28 November 1977 and 23 July 1984.
Cracker is a British crime drama series produced by Granada Television for ITV, created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern.
Crime comics is a genre of American comic books and format of crime fiction.
Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.
A criminal investigation department (CID) is the branch of all territorial police forces within the British Police, and many other Commonwealth police forces, to which plainclothes detectives belong.
Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created by Jeff Davis and is the original show in the ''Criminal Minds'' franchise.
Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that aired on NBC from September 24, 2001, to May 16, 2007.
CSI is a media franchise of American television programs created by Anthony E. Zuiker.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, also referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas, is an American procedural forensics crime drama television series which ran on CBS from October 6, 2000, to September 27, 2015, spanning 15 seasons.
CSI: Cyber (Crime Scene Investigation: Cyber) is an American police procedural television drama series that premiered on March 4, 2015, on CBS.
CSI: Miami (Crime Scene Investigation: Miami) is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on September 23, 2002, on CBS.
CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York, stylized as CSI: NY/Crime Scene Investigation) is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004, to February 22, 2013, for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes.
Damien Molony (born 21 February 1984) is an Irish actor now based in London.
Dan August is an American crime drama series which aired on ABC from September 23, 1970, to April 8, 1971.
Dan Dunn is a fictional detective created by Norman W. Marsh.
Dark Blue is an American action/drama television series which premiered on TNT on July 15, 2009.
Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, screenwriter, and political activist.
David Cassidy: Man Undercover (the word "undercover" in the series title appeared at various times written as one word or two) was an American police drama starring David Cassidy, four years after his run starring in The Partridge Family, his first starring role since that series was cancelled.
David Janssen (born David Harold Meyer, March 27, 1931 – February 13, 1980) was an American film and television actor who is best known for his starring role as Richard Kimble in the television series The Fugitive (1963–1967).
David Sanford Milch (born March 23, 1945) is an American writer and producer of television series.
David Judah Simon (born February 9, 1960) is an American author, journalist, and television writer and producer best known for his work on The Wire.
Dayanand Shetty (born 11 December 1969), also known as Daya Shetty, is an Indian model, film and television actor.
DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.
DDU: District Detective Unit is an Irish crime drama series, first aired on RTÉ One in 1998, under the title of Making the Cut.
A detective is an investigator, usually a member of a law enforcement agency.
Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional, amateur or retired—investigates a crime, often murder.
Detective Story is a 1949 play in three acts by American playwright Sidney Kingsley.
Dick Tracy is an American comic strip featuring Dick Tracy (originally Plainclothes Tracy), a tough and intelligent police detective created by Chester Gould.
Richard Anthony Wolf (born December 20, 1946) is an American television producer, best known as the creator and executive producer of the ''Law & Order'' franchise, which since 1990 has included six police/courtroom dramas and four international spinoffs, as well as a creator and executive producer of the ''Chicago'' franchise, which since 2012 has included four Chicago-based police, courtroom, fire, and medical dramas.
Dinesh Phadnis is a television actor from India.
District X, also known as Mutant Town or the Middle East Side, is a fictional location in Marvel Comics.
Division 4 is an Australian television police drama series made by Crawford Productions for the Nine Network between 1969 and 1975 for 301 episodes.
Dixon of Dock Green was a BBC television series about daily life at a London police station, with the emphasis on petty crime, successfully controlled through common sense and human understanding.
Joseph Don "Dandy Don" Meredith (April 10, 1938 – December 5, 2010) was an American football quarterback, sports commentator and actor.
Don Charles Selwyn, ONZM (22 November 1935 – 13 April 2007) was a Maori actor and filmmaker from New Zealand.
Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is an American television producer and screenwriter who created and sometimes wrote episodes for the TV series Battlestar Galactica (1978), Magnum, P.I. (1980), Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982), Airwolf (1984), Quantum Leap (1989), JAG (1995), and NCIS (2003).
Donna Leon (born September 28, 1942, in Montclair, New Jersey) is the American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice, Italy featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti.
Donna Leon is the author of the Commissario Guido Brunetti crime novels series that was adapted as the German television series, Commissario Brunetti.
Dragnet was an American radio, television, and motion-picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners.
Duggan was a TVNZ police drama from 1997, featuring New Zealand actor John Bach as Detective Inspector John Duggan and Fiona Mogridge as Ruth Duggan.
Eagle-Lion Films was a British film production company owned by J. Arthur Rank intended to release British productions in the United States.
Ed McBain (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter.
The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City.
Eliot Ness (April 19, 1903 – May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, bringing down Al Capone, and the leader of a famous team of law enforcement agents from Chicago, nicknamed The Untouchables.
Barbara "Elizabeth" Linington (March 11, 1921 – April 5, 1988) was an American novelist.
Ellery Queen is a crime fiction house name created by Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, and later used by other authors under Dannay and Lee's supervision.
Endemol Australia (formerly known as Southern Star Group, Southern Star Productions, Southern Star/Hanna-Barbera Australia & Taft-Hardie Group Pty. Ltd.) is Australia's largest independent television production and distribution group.
An episode is a coherent narrative unit within a larger dramatic work, such as a film or television series.
The law of evidence, also known as the rules of evidence, encompasses the rules and legal principles that govern the proof of facts in a legal proceeding.
Fabian of the Yard is a British police procedural television series based on the real-life memoirs of Scotland Yard detective Robert Fabian, made by the BBC and broadcast between November 1954 and February 1956.
Fay Ripley (born 26 February 1966)Ripley, Fay (25 February 2011).
Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those which emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.
Flattop Jones, Sr. is a fictional character, a villain created by Chester Gould for the Dick Tracy comic strip and is the most popular one in the strip's history.
The Flying Squad (also known as the Robbery Squad, Specialist Crime Directorate 7 and SCD7) is a branch of the Serious and Organised Crime Command within London's Metropolitan Police Service.
The Ford Zephyr is a car that was manufactured by Ford of Britain from 1950 to 1972.
Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws, mainly—on the criminal side—during criminal investigation, as governed by the legal standards of admissible evidence and criminal procedure.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
Francis Xavier "Frank" Pembleton is a fictional homicide detective on the television drama series Homicide: Life on the Street portrayed by Emmy Award winning actor Andre Braugher.
Frank Windsor (born Frank W. Higgins; 12 July 1927) is a British actor, mainly on television.
Freeman Wills Crofts FRSA (1 June 1879 – 11 April 1957) was an Anglo-Irish mystery author during the golden age of detective fiction.
The French Riviera (known in French as the Côte d'Azur,; Còsta d'Azur; literal translation "Coast of Azure") is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France.
Fuzz is a 1972 American action comedy film directed by Richard A. Colla, and stars Burt Reynolds, Yul Brynner, Raquel Welch, Tom Skerritt and Jack Weston.
FX (originally an initialism of Fox Extended, pronounced and suggesting "effects") is an American basic cable and satellite television channel based in Los Angeles, California, owned by 21st Century Fox through FX Networks, LLC.
George Douglas Howard Cole (25 September 1889 – 14 January 1959) was an English political theorist, economist, writer and historian.
Gang Busters was an American dramatic radio program heralded as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." It premiered on January 15, 1936 and was broadcast over 21 years through November 27, 1957.
Gary Glasberg (July 15, 1966 – September 28, 2016) was an American television writer and producer.
Gene Ha is an American comics artist and writer best known for his work on books such as Top 10 and Top 10: The Forty-Niners, with Alan Moore and Zander Cannon, for America's Best Comics, the Batman graphic novel Fortunate Son, with Gerard Jones, and The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix, among others.
Geoffrey "Geoff" McQueen (24 July 1947 – 6 July 1994) was a television screenwriter.
Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (13 February 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a Belgian writer.
Gerak Khas is a long running Malaysian television series.
Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard is a fictional policeman who appeared in 26 police procedural novels, 21 of which were written by John Creasey under the pseudonym J.J. Marric, and published between 1955 and 1976.
Gideon's Day is the first in a series of police procedural novels by John Creasey writing as J.J. Marric.
Gideon's Way is a British television crime series made by ITC Entertainment and broadcast for ITV in 1965/66, based on the novels by John Creasey (as J. J. Marric).
Gotham Central is a police procedural comic-book series that was published by DC Comics.
Gotham City, or simply Gotham, is a fictional American city appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, best known as the home of Batman.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the police force responsible for law enforcement within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester in North West England.
Hamish Macbeth is a comedy-mystery-drama series made by BBC Scotland and first aired in 1995.
Hank Steinberg is an American television and film writer, producer and director.
Hart Hanson (born July 26, 1957) is an American-born television writer and producer, as well as an author.
Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman.
He Walked by Night is a 1948 police procedural film noir, directed by Alfred L. Werker and an uncredited Anthony Mann.
Heartbeat is a British police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire based on the "Constable" series of novels written by ex-policeman Peter N Walker, under the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea, and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010.
Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor.
is a 1963 police procedural crime drama film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai and Kyōko Kagawa.
Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from 1981 to 1987 for 146 episodes.
Hillary Baldwin Waugh (June 22, 1920 – December 8, 2008) was a pioneering American mystery novelist.
Homicide is the act of one human killing another.
Homicide (1964-1977) is an Australian television police procedural drama series made by production firm Crawford Productions for the Seven Network.
Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.
Hrishikesh Pandey (born 11 December 1974) is an Indian television actor.
Image Comics is an American comic book publisher.
Inspector is both a police rank and an administrative position, both used in a number of contexts.
Inspector Montalbano is an Italian television series produced and broadcast by RAI since 1999, based on the detective novels of Andrea Camilleri.
Kommissar Rex (English title: Inspector Rex; Italian title: Il commissario Rex) is an Austrian police procedural comedy-drama television series created by Peter Hajek and Peter Moser that originally aired from 1994 to 2004 on ORF 1.
Interrogation (also called questioning) is interviewing as commonly employed by law enforcement officers, military personnel, and intelligence agencies with the goal of eliciting useful information.
An inverted detective story, also known as a "howcatchem", is a murder mystery fiction structure in which the commission of the crime is shown or described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator.
ITV is a British commercial TV network.
ITV Yorkshire is the British television service provided by ITV Broadcasting Limited for the Yorkshire franchise area on the ITV network.
Jack Warner, OBE (born Horace John Waters, 24 October 1895 – 24 May 1981) was a British film and television actor.
John Randolph Webb (April 2, 1920 – December 23, 1982) was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sgt. Joe Friday in the ''Dragnet'' franchise (which he also created).
JAG (U.S. military acronym for Judge Advocate General) is an American legal drama television show with a distinct U.S. Navy theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television (now CBS Television Studios).
James Ellis (15 March 1931 – 8 March 2014) was a Northern Irish actor and stage director with a career stretching over sixty years.
James Farentino (February 24, 1938 – January 24, 2012) was an American actor.
Jasveer Kaur is an Indian television actress.
Jeff Davis (born June 13, 1975) is an American writer and television producer.
Jeffrey Thomas (born 1945) is a Welsh-born New Zealand actor and writer, best known for his film, television and stage roles.
Jeremy Kemp (born 3 February 1935) is an English actor.
Jim Hickey is a weather presenter for TVNZ in New Zealand.
Jo Nesbø (born 29 March 1960) is a Norwegian writer, musician, and former economist and reporter.
Joanna Scanlan (born 27 October 1961) is an English actress and screenwriter.
Detective Sergeant Joseph "Joe" Friday is a fictional character created (and portrayed) by Jack Webb as the lead for his series Dragnet.
John Bach (born 5 June 1946) is a New Zealand actor who has acted on stage, television and film over a period of more than four decades.
The John Birch Society (JBS) is a self-described conservative advocacy group supporting anti-communism and limited government.
John Creasey MBE (17 September 1908 – 9 June 1973) was an English crime and science fiction writer who wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms.
John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American gangster in the Depression-era United States.
John Gregson, (born Harold Thomas Gregson, (15 March 1919 – 8 January 1975) was an English actor of stage, television and film, with 40 credited film roles. He was best known for his comedy roles. He was credited in 40 films between 1948 and 1971, and on television from 1960 until his death. He was often cast as a police inspector or as a navy or army officer, or for his comedy roles in Ealing and other British films.
John Munch is a fictional character played by actor Richard Belzer.
John Edward Thaw, CBE (3 January 1942 – 21 February 2002) was an English actor.
Joseph Brady (9 October 1928 – 12 June 2001) was a Scottish actor.
Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr. (born January 22, 1937) is a bestselling American writer known for his fictional and non-fictional accounts of police work in the United States.
italic, simply italic or italic to most people, is a fictional French police detective, actually a italic or commissioner of the Paris italic (italic), created by writer italic.
Julian Gustave Symons (pronounced SIMM-ons; 30 May 1912 – 19 November 1994) was a British crime writer and poet.
Juliet Bravo is a British television police procedural drama series, first broadcast on 30 August 1980, that ran for six series and a total of eighty-eight episodes on BBC1.
Katherine V. Forrest (born 1939 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is an American writer, known for her novels about lesbian police detective Kate Delafield.
Kerry Drake is the title of a comic strip created for Publishers Syndicate by Alfred Andriola as artist and Allen Saunders as uncredited writer.
King of the Royal Mounted is an American comic book series created in 1935 by Stephen Slesinger, based on popular Western writer Zane Grey's byline and marketed as Zane Grey's King of the Royal Mounted.
Kojak is an American action crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak.
Kudos Film and Television is a British film and television production company.
Kurt Busiek (born September 16, 1960) is an American comic book writer.
Las Vegas (Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.
Last Seen Wearing... (1952) is a U.S. detective novel by Hillary Waugh frequently referred to as the police procedural par excellence.
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the ''Law & Order'' franchise.
Law & Order is a franchise composed of a number of related American television series created by Dick Wolf.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent is an American police procedural television drama series set in New York City, where it was also primarily produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and René Balcer, the series premiered on September 30, 2001, as the third series in Wolf's successful ''Law & Order'' franchise. Criminal Intent focuses on the investigations of the Major Case Squad in a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department set in New York City's One Police Plaza. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often "ripped from the headlines" or loosely based on a real crime that received media attention. The series aired on NBC for the first six seasons but was moved to the NBCUniversal-owned USA Network starting with the seventh season to share costs and due to declining ratings. During its NBC run, each episode aired on USA the week after its original NBC airing. The 10th and final season premiered on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 9 p.m. EDT with original cast members Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe starring as Detectives Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames, respectively, and featuring Jay O. Sanders as Captain Joseph Hannah. The series ended on June 26, 2011, after 10 seasons comprising 195 episodes.
Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (often abbreviated to Law & Order: SVU or just SVU) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced.
Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City.
Law & Order: UK is a British police procedural and legal television programme broadcast from 2009–14 on ITV, adapted from the American series Law & Order.
Lawrence Arthur Goldstone (1903–1998), better known by his pen name, Lawrence Treat, was an American mystery writer, a pioneer of the genre of novels that became known as police procedurals.
A legal drama or a courtroom drama is a genre of film and television that generally focuses on narratives regarding legal practice and the justice system.
A legal fiction is a fact assumed or created by courts which is then used in order to help reach a decision or to apply a legal rule.
Leonard Freeman (October 31, 1920 – January 20, 1974) was an American television writer and producer who is best remembered as the creator of the CBS series Hawaii Five-O in 1968.
A lieutenant (abbreviated Lt, LT, Lieut and similar) is a junior commissioned officer in the armed forces, fire services, police and other organizations of many nations.
The comic strip Dick Tracy has introduced numerous characters.
This is a list of police television programs.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
London Weekend Television (LWT) was the ITV network franchise holder for Greater London and the Home Counties at weekends, broadcasting from Fridays at 5.15 pm (7:00 pm until 1982) to Monday mornings at 6:00 am.
Loretta Jane Swit (born November 4, 1937) is an American stage and television actress known for her character roles.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the police department of Los Angeles.
M*A*S*H is an American television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983.
Kate (Ma) Barker (née Clark; October 8, 1873 – January 16, 1935), better known as Ma Barker, and sometimes as Arizona Barker, was American mother of several criminals who ran the Barker gang during the "public enemy era," when the exploits of gangs of criminals in the U.S. Midwest gripped the American people and press.
Maj Sjöwall (born September 25, 1935 in Stockholm) is a Swedish author and translator.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Dame Margaret Isabel Cole, DBE (née Postgate; 6 May 1893 – 7 May 1980) was an English socialist politician and writer.
Marines, also known as a marine corps or naval infantry, are typically an infantry force that specializes in the support of naval and army operations at sea and on land, as well as the execution of their own operations.
Martin Beck is a fictional Swedish police detective who is the main character in a series of ten novels by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, collectively titled The Story of a Crime.
Marvel Comics is the common name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, a publisher of American comic books and related media.
Marvels is a four-issue limited series comic book written by Kurt Busiek, painted by Alex Ross and edited by Marcus McLaurin.
The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Executive Office of Public Safety and Security responsible for criminal law enforcement and traffic vehicle regulation across the state.
Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.
Matlock Police is an Australian television police drama series made by Crawford Productions for the 0-10 Network (now known as the Ten Network) between 1971 and 1976.
Matlock is a town in Victoria, Australia on the Warburton–Woods Point Road, in the Shire of Mansfield.
Maurice Procter (born 4 February 1906 – 1973) was an English novelist.
Max Allan Collins (born March 3, 1948) is an American mystery writer.
McCallum is a British television series that was produced by STV Productions (Scottish Television) and ran from 1995 to 1998.
Margaret "Meg" Foster (born May 10, 1948) is an American actress who has had roles in the TV miniseries version of The Scarlet Letter and the films Ticket to Heaven, ''The Osterman Weekend'' and They Live among many other projects.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Meredith Stiehm (born 1969) is an American television producer and writer.
Metropolis is a fictional city appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, best known as the home of Superman.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), commonly known as the Metropolitan Police and informally as the Met, is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the "square mile" of the City of London, which is the responsibility of the City of London Police.
Miami is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the southeastern United States.
Miami Vice is an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and executive produced by Michael Mann for NBC.
Michael Feeney Callan is an Irish novelist and poet.
Mickey Finn was an American comic strip created by cartoonist Lank Leonard, which was syndicated to newspapers from 1936 to 1976.
Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the title character, Adrian Monk.
Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.
Mortimer's Patch was a popular TVNZ police drama from the early 1980s.
Moscow (a) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area.
Mount Thomas is the fictional town featured in the long-running Australian police procedural drama Blue Heelers., which ran from 1994 until it was cancelled in 2006.
A murder bag is a forensics kit used by police officers at crime scenes.
Murder Call was an Australian television series, created by Hal McElroy for the Southern Star Entertainment and seen on the Nine Network between 1997 and 2000.
Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is an organization of mystery and crime writers, based in New York City.
The Navajo Nation Police (formerly known as the Navajo Tribal Police) is the law enforcement agency on the Navajo Nation in the Southwestern United States.
NBCUniversal, Inc. is an American multinational media conglomerate owned by Comcast, headquartered at Rockefeller Plaza's Comcast Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is a media franchise of American television programs originally created by Donald P. Bellisario and currently broadcast on CBS, all of which deal with military related criminal investigations based on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the United States Department of the Navy, which includes the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.
NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which investigates crimes involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American action television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009, and stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J. The series follows the exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres that premiered on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, following its parent series NCIS.
New Scotland Yard is a police drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for the ITV network between 1972 and 1974.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
The New York City Police Commissioner is the head of the New York City Police Department.
The City of New York Police Department, commonly known as the NYPD, is the primary law enforcement and investigation agency within the five boroughs of New York City.
The New York County District Attorney is the elected district attorney for New York County (Manhattan), New York.
Dame Ngaio Marsh (23 April 1895 – 18 February 1982), born Edith Ngaio Marsh, was a New Zealand crime writer and theatre director.
Nicholas Berry (born 16 April 1963) is an English actor and pop singer.
No Hiding Place is a British television series that was produced at Wembley Studios by Associated-Rediffusion for the ITV network between 16 September 1959 and 22 June 1967.
No Offence is a British television police procedural drama on Channel 4, created by Paul Abbott.
Nordic noir, also known as Scandinavian noir or Scandi noir, is a genre of crime fiction written from a police point of view.
The North Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three historic subdivisions (ridings) of the English county of Yorkshire, alongside the East and West Ridings.
Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university based in Evanston, Illinois, United States, with other campuses located in Chicago and Doha, Qatar, and academic programs and facilities in Miami, Florida, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California.
A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction.
Numbers (stylized as NUMB3RS) is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010.
NYPD Blue is an American police procedural drama television series set in New York City, exploring the struggles of the fictional 15th Precinct detective squad in Manhattan.
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (on-screen title is O'Hara, United States Treasury) is an American television crime drama starring David Janssen and broadcast by CBS during the 1971-72 television season.
Orla Brady (born 28 March 1961) is an Irish actress.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
Paris enquêtes criminelles (Paris Criminal Investigations) is a French television series broadcast since May 3, 2007, on TF1.
Paul Abbott (born 22 February 1960) is an English television screenwriter and producer.
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
Per Fredrik Wahlöö (5 August 1926 – 22 June 1975) - in English translations often identified as Peter Wahloo - was a Swedish author.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
A police force is a constituted body of persons empowered by a state to enforce the law, to protect people and property, and to prevent crime and civil disorder.
Police Rescue is an Australian television series which originally aired on ABC TV between 1989 and 1996.
A police station (sometimes called a "station house" in the US) is a building which serves to accommodate police officers and other members of staff.
Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978.
Police Woman is an American television Police procedural starring Angie Dickinson that ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974, to March 29, 1978.
Powers is an American creator-owned police procedural comic book series by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming.
Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd (February 3, 1904 – October 22, 1934) was an American bank robber.
Prime Suspect is a British police procedural television drama series.
A procedural drama is a genre of television programming which focuses on how crimes are solved or some other aspect of a law enforcement agency, legislative body, or court of law.
Proof is an Irish television series, co-produced by Subotica for broadcast on RTÉ, that was first broadcast on January 5, 2004.
A pseudonym or alias is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from their first or true name (orthonym).
Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndicated reruns on ION Television.
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
Quai des Orfèvres (also known as Jenny Lamour) is a 1947 French police procedural drama based on the book Légitime défense by Stanislas-Andre Steeman.
Quinn Martin (May 22, 1922 – September 5, 1987) was an American television producer.
Radio drama (or audio drama, audio play, radio play, radio theater, or audio theater) is a dramatized, purely acoustic performance.
Radio Patrol was a police comic strip carried in newspapers from 1933 to 1950 in the dailies, with a Sunday strip that ran from 1934 to 1946.
Raidió Teilifís Éireann (Radio-Television of Ireland; abbreviated as RTÉ) is a semi-state company and the national public service broadcaster of Ireland.
Rebus is a British television detective drama series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin.
Richard Edward Enright (August 30, 1871 – September 4, 1953) was an American law enforcement officer, detective, crime writer and served as NYPD Police Commissioner from 1918 until 1925.
Richard Levinson (August 7, 1934 – March 12, 1987) was an American screenwriter and producer who often worked in collaboration with William Link.
Robbie Coltrane, OBE (born Anthony Robert McMillan; 30 March 1950) is a Scottish actor and author.
Robert Carlyle, OBE (born 14 April 1961) is a Scottish actor.
Robert Stack (born Charles Langford Modini Stack, January 13, 1919 – May 14, 2003) was an American actor, sportsman, and television host.
Rush is an Australian television police drama that first screened on Network Ten in September 2008.
Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Scotland Yard (officially New Scotland Yard) is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.
A search warrant is a court order that a magistrate or judge issues to authorize law enforcement officers to conduct a search of a person, location, or vehicle for evidence of a crime and to confiscate any evidence they find.
Seán McGinley (born c. 1956) is an Irish film and television actor.
Second Verdict is a six-part BBC television series from 1976, of dramatised documentaries in which classic criminal cases and unsolved crimes from history were re-appraised by fictional police officers.
Secret Agent X-9 was a comic strip created by writer Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon) and artist Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon).
is a television drama series produced by and broadcast on TV Asahi.
A semidocumentary is a form of book, film, or television program presenting a fictional story that incorporates many factual details or actual events, or which is presented in a manner similar to a documentary.
Sergeant (abbreviated to Sgt and capitalized when used as a named person's title) is a rank in many uniformed organizations, principally military and policing forces.
The Seven Network (commonly known as Channel Seven or simply Seven) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network.
Shane Brennan (born 1957, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia) is a U.S.-based Australian television writer and producer, best known as the executive producer of the American CBS drama NCIS, as well as the creator of the NCIS spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles.
Shark in the Park was a New Zealand television drama series.
Sharon Marguerite Gless (born May 31, 1943) is an American actress, who is known for her television roles as Maggie Philbin, the naïve, young receptionist of Frank MacBride and Pete Ryan (played by Eddie Albert and Robert Wagner) on Switch (1975–78), Sgt.
Shawn Ryan (born October 11, 1966 in Rockford, Illinois) is an American screenwriter and television producer.
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Shivaji Satam (शिवाजी साटम) (born 21 April 1950) is an Indian television and film actor.
Shraddha Musale is an Indian model and actress most popular for her role as Dr.
Sidney Kingsley (22 October 1906 – 20 March 1995) was an American dramatist.
Silk Stalkings is an American crime drama television series that premiered on CBS on November 7, 1991, as part of the network's late-night Crimetime After Primetime programming package.
Single-Handed is an Irish television drama series, first broadcast on RTÉ Television in 2007.
Major Sir Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher, 6th Baronet, CVO, DSO (10 September 1887 – 30 May 1969), also known by his pen name Henry Wade, was Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire from 1954 to 1961.
Skirts is an Australian television police drama broadcast on the Seven Network in 1990.
Small Claims is an Australian television film starring Rebecca Gibney and Claudia Karvan, Small Claim.
Softly, Softly is a British television drama series, produced by the BBC and screened on BBC 1 from January 1966.
Solo One is an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network and screened in 1976.
Southland (stylized as SOUTHLAND) is an American television crime drama series created by writer Ann Biderman and produced by Warner Bros. Television.
Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramatic adventure, interplanetary battles, chivalric romance, and risk-taking.
The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is a hybrid-funded Australian public broadcasting radio, online, and television network.
Special Squad was an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for Network Ten in 1984.
In media, a spin-off (or spinoff) is a radio program, television program, video game, film, or any narrative work, derived from already existing works that focus on more details and different aspects from the original work (e.g. particular topics, characters or events).
Station sergeant (also known as Crown sergeant or Staff sergeant) is a police rank senior to sergeant and junior to inspector in some British and Commonwealth police forces.
Stephen Joseph Cannell (February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television producer, writer, novelist, and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment (formerly Stephen J. Cannell Productions) and the Cannell Studios.
Steve Franks is an American screenwriter and musician based in Orange County, California.
Steven Ronald Bochco (December 16, 1943 – April 1, 2018) was a television producer and writer.
Karl Stig-Erland "Stieg" Larsson (15 August 1954 – 9 November 2004) was a Swedish journalist and writer.
Stingers (1998–2004) is an Australian police drama television series.
Alan Edgar Stratford Johns (22 September 1925 – 29 January 2002), known as Stratford Johns, was a South African-born British stage, film and television actor who is best remembered for his starring role as Detective Inspector Charlie Barlow in the innovative and long-running BBC police series Z-Cars.
is a 1949 Japanese crime drama film noir directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura.
A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero or Super) is a type of heroic stock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting the evil of his/her universe, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains.
Superintendent (Supt), often shortened to "super", is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations.
Superman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Suspects is a British police procedural television series first aired on Channel 5 on 12 February 2014.
Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
T-Men is a 1947 semidocumentary style film noir by director Anthony Mann and shot by noted noir cameraman John Alton.
Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who wrote many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network.
literally, Bark at the Sun was a long-running prime-time television detective series in Japan, which ran from 1972 to 1986 for a total of 718 episodes.
Tatort (Crime scene) is a German language police procedural television series that has been running continuously since 1970 with some 30 feature-length episodes per year, which makes it the longest-running German TV drama.
A technical advisor is an individual who is an expert in a particular field of knowledge, hired to provide detailed information and advice to people working in that field.
A television film (also known as a TV movie, TV film, television movie, telefilm, telemovie, made-for-television movie, made-for-television film, direct-to-TV movie, direct-to-TV film, movie of the week, feature-length drama, single drama and original movie) is a feature-length motion picture that is produced for, and originally distributed by or to, a television network, in contrast to theatrical films, which are made explicitly for initial showing in movie theaters.
A television show (often simply TV show) is any content produced for broadcast via over-the-air, satellite, cable, or internet and typically viewed on a television set, excluding breaking news, advertisements, or trailers that are typically placed between shows.
Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Αριστοτέλης "Τέλλυ" Σαβάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American singer and character actor whose career spanned four decades of television.
Terence Cooper (5 July 1933 – 16 September 1997) was a British film actor, best known for his roles in Australian and New Zealand television and film.
TG4 (TG Ceathair; or) is an Irish public service broadcaster for Irish-language speakers.
The Beat is a UPN drama series which was produced by Viacom Productions and premiered on March 21, 2000 and ended after only six episodes a month later on April 25.
The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010.
The Blue Lamp is a 1950 British police drama, directed by Basil Dearden and starring Jack Warner as veteran PC Dixon, Jimmy Hanley as newcomer PC Mitchell, and Dirk Bogarde as hardened criminal Tom Riley.
The Brokenwood Mysteries is a New Zealand detective, drama television series that premiered on Prime in 2014.
The Choirboys, a novel, is a controversial 1975 work of fiction written by Los Angeles Police Department officer-turned-novelist Joseph Wambaugh.
The Commish is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC in the United States from 1991 to 1996.
The Cops is a British television police procedural drama series, made by World Productions, broadcast on BBC Two from 19 October 1998 to 11 April 2001.
The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965 to 1974.
The Gentle Touch is a British police drama television series made by London Weekend Television for ITV which ran from 1980–84.
The Laughing Policeman (1968), by Sjöwall and Wahlöö, was originally published in Sweden in 1968 as Den skrattande polisen, and is the fourth of ten novels featuring Detective Martin Beck.
The Leeds Studios (also known as the Yorkshire Television Studios or YTV Studios) is a television production complex on Kirkstall Road in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
The Link Men was an Australian television series shown in 1970.
The Long Arm (USA: The Third Key) is a 1956 British film noir police procedural crime film starring Jack Hawkins.
The Long Arm was an Australian television police series shown in 1970.
The Mentalist is an American drama television series that ran from September 23, 2008, until February 18, 2015, broadcasting 151 episodes over seven seasons, on CBS.
The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel.
The Naked City is a 1948 film noir directed by Jules Dassin.
The New Breed is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from October 3, 1961 to June 5, 1962, with thirty-six episodes.
The New Centurions is a 1972 Eastmancolor crime drama Panavision film based on the novel by policeman turned author Joseph Wambaugh.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The New York Times Book Review (NYTBR) is a weekly paper-magazine supplement to The New York Times in which current non-fiction and fiction books are reviewed.
The Onion Field is a 1973 nonfiction book by Joseph Wambaugh, a sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department, chronicling the kidnapping of two plainclothes LAPD officers by a pair of criminals during a traffic stop and the subsequent murder of one of the officers.
The Saint is an ITC mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the United Kingdom on ITV between 1962 and 1969.
The Shield is an American crime drama television series starring Michael Chiklis that premiered on March 12, 2002, on FX in the United States, and concluded on November 25, 2008, after seven seasons.
The Street with No Name is a 1948 film noir directed by William Keighley.
The Streets of San Francisco is a television crime drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television (QM produced the show on its own for the remainder of its run).
The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London.
The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions.
The Untouchables is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons in syndication, from January 1993 to May 1994.
The Untouchables is a 1987 American gangster film directed by Brian De Palma, produced by Art Linson, written by David Mamet, and based on the book The Untouchables (1957).
The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland.
Richard Timothy Kring (born July 9, 1957) is an American screenwriter and television producer, best known for his creation of the drama series Strange World, Crossing Jordan, Heroes, and Touch.
, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.
Tom Fontana (born September 12, 1951 in Buffalo, New York) is an American writer and producer.
Anthony Grove "Tony" Hillerman (May 27, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was an American author of detective novels and non-fiction works best known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels.
Tony Lo Bianco (born October 19, 1936) is an American actor of film, stage, and television, best known for his roles in crime films like The French Connection and The Seven-Ups.
Top 10 is a superhero comic book limited series published by the America's Best Comics imprint of Wildstorm, itself an imprint of DC Comics.
Triple Nine (Chinese: 九九九行动) is an English language television police procedural telecast on what was then the Television Corporation of Singapore's Channel 5 (today's MediaCorp TV Channel 5) from 1995 to 1999.
TV Guide is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles, and, in some issues, horoscopes.
Ellen Tyne Daly (born February 21, 1946) is an American actress.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
USA Network (commonly referred to as simply USA stylized as usa network since 2005) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, itself a subsidiary of Comcast.
Victor Morrow (February 14, 1929 – July 23, 1982) was an American actor and director whose credits include a starring role in the 1960s ABC television series Combat!, prominent roles in a handful of other television and film dramas, and numerous guest roles on television.
Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.
Victoria Police is the primary law enforcement agency of Victoria, Australia.
A vigilante is a civilian or organization acting in a law enforcement capacity (or in the pursuit of self-perceived justice) without legal authority.
Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is an American actor of screen and stage known for his roles as Luther Stickell in the Mission: Impossible film series, as well as Pulp Fiction, Don King: Only in America, Rosewood, Con Air, Dawn of the Dead, and Bringing Out the Dead, as well as the voice of Cobra Bubbles in the 2002 film Lilo & Stitch.
Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural crime drama series, produced by the BBC, that centres on a fictional London-based Cold Case unit composed of CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist.
Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001.
The welfare state is a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the social and economic well-being of its citizens.
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse is an American television anthology series produced by Desilu Productions.
White Collar Blue is an Australian television series made by Knapman Wyld Television for Network Ten from 2002 to 2003.
A whodunit or whodunnit (a colloquial elision of "Who done it?" or "Who did it?") is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story in which the audience is given the opportunity to engage in the same process of deduction as the protagonist throughout the investigation of a crime.
Wildside is an Australian police procedural television series broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1997 to 1999.
William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer.
William Louis DeAndrea (July 1, 1952 - October 9, 1996) was an American mystery writer and columnist.
William Theodore Link (born December 15, 1933) is an American film and television screenwriter and producer who often worked in collaboration with Richard Levinson.
Without a Trace is an American police procedural television drama series that originally aired on CBS from September 26, 2002, to May 19, 2009.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.
Young Lions was an Australian TV police drama broadcast on the Nine Network in 2002 and in Ireland on RTÉ Two.
Z-Cars or Z Cars is a British television drama series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Lancashire (now Merseyside).
Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier.
21 Jump Street is an American police procedural television series that aired on the Fox network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes.
The 87th Precinct is a series of police procedural novels and stories written by Ed McBain (pseudonym of Evan Hunter).
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