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'''''Telecrime''''', is an early BBC whodunit television crime drama. Broadcast from 1938-1939, and in 1946 as '''''Telecrimes''''' following the Second World War, it is listed by Guinness World Records as the first crime show on television.<ref>[https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/first-crime-show-on-tv Guinness World Records, which credits ''Telecrime'' as the first television crime show, and Inspector Holt as the first television detective.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref>
'''''Telecrime''''', is an early BBC whodunit television crime drama. Broadcast from 1938-1939, and in 1946 as '''Telecrimes''' following the Second World War, it is listed by Guinness World Records as the first crime show on television.<ref>[https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/first-crime-show-on-tv Guinness World Records, which credits Telecrime as the first television crime show, and Inspector Holt as the first television detective.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref>
 
  
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The episodes consisted of short whodunit crime mysteries lasting 10 to 20 minutes. Television viewers were given enough information to solve the crimes themselves, and were challenged to do so before the detective.<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0261493/ ''IMDB'' page for Telecrime, which provided a short summary of the show's premise.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> In the 1938-39 series, J B Rowe starred as Inspector Holt, noted by Guinness World Records to be the first TV police detective. However, Rowe did not reprise the role for the 1946 series, being replaced by James Raglan as Inspector Cameron.<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0261493/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm ''IMDB'' page listing the full cast and crew for Telecrime.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> Mileson Horton wrote the majority of episodes,<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0395655/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr2 ''IMDB'' page for Mileson Horton, crediting him for writing the majority of the episodes.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> with H.T. Hopkinson helping co-write ''The Back-Stage Murder'',<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0394316/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1 ''IMDB'' page for H.T. Hopkinson, crediting him for co-writing ''The Back-Stage Murder''.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> and Arthur Philips being responsible for ''Poetic Justice''.<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0680226/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4 ''IMDB'' page for Arthur Philips, crediting him for writing ''Poetic Justice''.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref>
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The episodes consisted of short whodunit crime mysteries lasting 10 to 20 minutes. Television viewers were given enough information to solve the crimes themselves, and were challenged to do so before the detective. In the 1938-1939 series, J B Rowe starred as Inspector Holt, noted by Guinness World Records to be the first TV police detective. However, Rowe did not reprise the role for the 1946 series, being replaced by James Raglan as Inspector Cameron. Mileson Horton wrote the majority of episodes, with H.T. Hopkinson helping co-write ''The Back-Stage Murder'', and Arthur Philips being responsible for ''Poetic Justice''.
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
Like other early BBC television broadcasts, ''Telecrime'' was broadcast live and were not recorded. Therefore, 22 episodes, five from 1938-1939, and 17 from 1946, are now permanently missing.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20160312042045/http://www.lostshows.com/default.aspx?programme=01af6d4f-1bd6-42dd-9cf2-84f4df55598f Archived Lost Shows page, listing the missing episodes from 1938-1939.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20160309202508/http://www.lostshows.com/default.aspx?programme=506f4f60-b93b-4155-9337-288e029073d7 Archived Lost Shows page, listing the missing episodes from 1946.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref> A photo of J B Rowe as Inspector Holt is all that remains of the show.<ref>[https://www.famousfix.com/topic/telecrime FamousFix page, which provided the sole photo of Telecrime.] Retrieved 18 April '21</ref>
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Like other early BBC television broadcasts, ''Telecrime'' was broadcast live and were not recorded. Therefore, 22 episodes, five from 1938-1939, and 17 from 1946, are now permanently missing.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20160312042045/http://www.lostshows.com/default.aspx?programme=01af6d4f-1bd6-42dd-9cf2-84f4df55598f Archived Lost Shows page, listing the missing episodes from 1938-1939.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20160309202508/http://www.lostshows.com/default.aspx?programme=506f4f60-b93b-4155-9337-288e029073d7 Archived Lost Shows page, listing the missing episodes from 1946.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref> A photo of J B Rowe as Inspector Holt is all that remains of the show.<ref>[https://www.famousfix.com/topic/telecrime FamousFix page, which provided the sole photo of ''Telecrime''.] Retrieved 18 Apr '21</ref>
  
==Image==
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==Gallery==
 
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File:Telecrimeradiotimes.png|Listing of Telecrime episode ''The Back-Stage Murder'' in ''Radio Times''.
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File:Telecrimeradiotimes.png|Listing of ''Telecrime'' episode ''The Back-Stage Murder'' in ''Radio Times''.
 
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==External Link==
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*[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0261493/ IMDB page for ''Telecrime''.]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 13:24, 18 April 2021

Telecrimedetective.jpg

The only known photo of Telecrime.

Status: Lost

Telecrime, is an early BBC whodunit television crime drama. Broadcast from 1938-1939, and in 1946 as Telecrimes following the Second World War, it is listed by Guinness World Records as the first crime show on television.[1]

Plot

The episodes consisted of short whodunit crime mysteries lasting 10 to 20 minutes. Television viewers were given enough information to solve the crimes themselves, and were challenged to do so before the detective. In the 1938-1939 series, J B Rowe starred as Inspector Holt, noted by Guinness World Records to be the first TV police detective. However, Rowe did not reprise the role for the 1946 series, being replaced by James Raglan as Inspector Cameron. Mileson Horton wrote the majority of episodes, with H.T. Hopkinson helping co-write The Back-Stage Murder, and Arthur Philips being responsible for Poetic Justice.

Availability

Like other early BBC television broadcasts, Telecrime was broadcast live and were not recorded. Therefore, 22 episodes, five from 1938-1939, and 17 from 1946, are now permanently missing.[2][3] A photo of J B Rowe as Inspector Holt is all that remains of the show.[4]

Gallery

External Link

References