Detective series for children
35 Episodes
Produced on Digital Betacam
Duration: 25 minutes per episode
Maran Film commissioned by ARD

In Fellbach Old Town when a toy shop burns down, ecstasy overwhelms the youth scene or a con man defrauds elderly people out of their savings, then it’s a “Case for B.A.R.Z”.  Four young detectives are behind this initiative and every Saturday on Germany’s First Channel from 08.50 to 09.20 they solve tricky criminal cases. Their leader Barth (olomus) is known for his strength, tenacity and power of logical thought. Anja is intelligent, quick witted and not quickly stopped by anyone.  Ron is indispensible due to his computer skills.  The fourth member of the group is Barth’s little brother, Zettel, who astutely comments on every affair.  Usually the Four operate in the vine-growing valleys of Stuttgart, with little regard to the official authorities.  But if they hit a blank wall, then there’s always the retired chief police commissioner Schuster, played by Dietz-Werner Steck, whose experience as “Tatort” Commissioner Bienzie proves invaluable.

2007 season 3

39 Perfektes Alibi (The Perfect Alibi)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 27.06.2008

38 Mundraub (The Food Thief)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 28.03.2008

37 Markendiebe (The Designer Label Thief)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 23.02.2008

36 Kabale und Diebe (Intrigues and Thieves)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 16.02.2008

31 Verfolgt (Stalked)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 12.01.2008

30 Fairplay
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 15.01.2008

29 Eichhörnchens Alptraum (The Squirrel’s Nightmare)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 29.12.2007

28 Schatzsuche
Regie: Jochen Nitsch
TV-Premiere: 22.12.2007

27 Grenzverkehr (Border Traffic)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 15.12.2007

2006 season 2

26 Melanie und das Biest (Melanie and the Beast)
Director: Esther Wenger
First broadcast on: 04.11.2006

25 Durchgeboxt (Battling Through)
Director: Esther Wenger
First broadcast on: 28.10.2006

24 Flinke Finger (Nimble Fingers)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 21.10.2006

23 Fahrraddiebe (The Bicycle Thief)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 14.10.2006

22 Pferdeglück (Happy Horses)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 07.10.2006

21 Schlimmer Verdacht (Horrible Suspicion)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 30.09.2006

20 Go-Kart (The Go-Cart)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 23.09.2006

19 Gauner an Bord (Crooks on Board)
Director: Jochen Nitsch
First broadcast on: 16.09.2006

2005 season 1

18 Filmpiraten (Film Pirates)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 04.02.2006

17 Opa spinnt (Grampa goes Crazy)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 28.01.2006

16 Cooler Typ (Cool Dude)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 21.01.2006

15 Hundeliebe (Puppy Love)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 14.01.2006

14 Schöner Schein (Beautiful Illusion)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 07.01.2006

13 Computerspiel (The Computer Game)
Director: Tanja Roitzheim
First broadcast on: 31.12.2005

12 Madonna (The Madonna)
Director: Tanja Roitzheim
First broadcast on: 24.12.2005

11 Unsichtbare Finger (The Invisible Finger)
Director: Tanja Roitzheim
First broadcast on: 17.12.2005

10 Hundefänger (The Dog Catcher)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 10.12.2005

09 Gift (Poison)
Director: Tanja Roitzheim
First broadcast on: 03.12.2005

08 Abgebrannt (Torched)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 26.11.2005

07 Asyl (Asylum)
Director: Tanja Roitzheim
First broadcast on: 19.11.2005

06 Klamottentiger
Director: Tanja Roitzheim
First broadcast on: 12.11.2005

05 Sauladen (The Dreadful Shop)
Director: Tanja Roitzheim
First broadcast on: 05.11.2005

04 Unter Verdacht (Under Suspicion)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 29.10.2005

03 Der Schwur (The Oath)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 22.10.2005

02 Aktion Schwesterherz (Mission Sister)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 15.10.2005

01 Auf der Kippe (On the Edge)
Director: Jörg Mielich
First broadcast on: 08.10.2005