Directed by: Maciej Żak, Written by: Dominik Rettinger, Piotr Rzepka, Bartek Janiszewski, Production: TVP, Country: Poland, Language: Polish, 13×45’, 2020, Crime, Rights: UK, Ireland, Australia, Scandinavia, Turkey and MENA.
Henryk Mikos, a retired employee of the police archive, a man of brilliant memory, works on matters that were dismissed years ago. He wants criminals to be finally brought to justice. While waiting patiently for the right partner, Henryk has been analysing the files for years. By coincidence, a young, ambitious police officer, Zuza Wasiluk, starts working in the archive. Initially, she considers the elderly gentleman a freak but quickly changes her mind. Henryk makes Zuza a secret accomplice in criminal investigations. Later on, they are both involved in their work with Tomasz Stachura, a police officer who has a crush on Zuza. Each episode of The Archivist presents a different case. The screenwriters were inspired by authentic, never solved investigations.