(Redirected from Crimeline)

Crimecall is a television show broadcast once monthly on RTÉ. It is co-produced in Dublin, Ireland by Green Ink Ltd and 360 Production South Ltd. Since September 2023, the show is presented by journalist Carla O'Brien. It is a second RTÉ adaptation of German crime programme Aktenzeichen XY… ungelöst, and its format matches that of its British derivative Crimewatch and re-enacts unsolved crimes.

Also known asGarda Patrol
Based onAktenzeichen XY… ungelöst
Presented byCarla O'Brien
Country of originIreland
Original languagesEnglish, Irish
Production locationsDublin, Ireland
Running time15 minutes (Garda Patrol)
60 minutes
Production companiesGreen Ink
360 Production South
Original release
NetworkRTÉ One
Release28 October 1964 (1964-10-28) –

The Garda Bureau of Community Engagement is responsible for Crimecall.[1]



On 28 October 1964, RTÉ began broadcasting Garda Patrol, a fifteen-minute weekly television show seeking public assistance in solving crimes.[2] The show was later revamped in 1992 (this was closely modelled on BBC's Crimewatch UK), and retitled Crimeline. Broadcast once a month, it was originally presented by David Harvey and Marian Finucane and produced by Midas Productions.[3] Following Finucane's departure in November 2000, she was replaced by Anne Doyle in January 2001.[4] This version of the show was axed in October 2003 after eleven years on air.[5] Since September 2004, the show has been known as Crimecall.[6]



The show has had many presenters over the years including:

Crimeline (1992–2003)


Crimecall (2004–present)



  1. ^ "About CrimeCall". Garda. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Garda Patrol". RTÉ Archives. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ "RTÉ Launches Crimeline". RTÉ Archives. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b "New presenter of 'Crimeline'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ Edwards, Elaine. "RTE's 'Crimeline' axed after eleven years". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Turkey Theft". RTÉ Archives. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. ^ Archives, RTÉ (5 July 2012). "RTÉ Archives". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  8. ^ Archives, RTÉ (5 July 2012). "RTÉ Archives". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  9. ^ Broadsheet (14 September 2011). "Crimecall: An Evolution". Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  10. ^ "'CrimeCall' Goes Live on RTE One - The Irish Film & Television Network". Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  11. ^ a b "CRIMECALL | RTÉ Presspack". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  12. ^ "CRIMECALL | RTÉ Presspack". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Grainne Seoige departs from Crimecall as Keelin Shanley takes reins in new-look show". Irish Independent. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  14. ^ "RTE Presspack".
  15. ^ "Sharon Ní Bheoláin steps down from RTÉ's Crimecall after five years as new host revealed". 18 September 2023.