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The Murdoch Mysteries 

In 1890s Canada, a police inspector applies the latest scientific methods of deduction, much to the chagrin of his superiors.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peter Outerbridge ...  Detective William Murdoch 3 episodes, 2004-2005
Flora Montgomery ...  Ettie Weston 3 episodes, 2004-2005
Matthew MacFadzean ...  George Crabtree 3 episodes, 2004-2005
Colm Meaney ...  Inspector Brackenreid 2 episodes, 2004
Keeley Hawes ...  Dr. Julia Ogden 2 episodes, 2004
Philip Graeme ...  Oliver Wicken 2 episodes, 2004
Joe Pingue ...  Professor Otranto 2 episodes, 2004
Doreen Brownstone ...  Beatrice Kitchen 2 episodes, 2004
Victor Cowie Victor Cowie ...  Arthur Kitchen 2 episodes, 2004
Mike Bell Mike Bell ...  Police Photographer 2 episodes, 2004
David Stuart Evans David Stuart Evans ...  Constable 2 episodes, 2004
Peter Bailey Peter Bailey ...  Piano Player 2 episodes, 2004
CindyMarie Small ...  Liza 2 episodes, 2004
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Storyline

Set in the gritty back streets of 1890s Toronto, Detective William Murdoch employs the latest in forensic science to solve the city's most gruesome murders. While his superior, Inspector Brackenreid, doubts the validity of Murdoch's methods -such as fingerprints, he finds allies in Dr. Julia Ogden and Constable George Crabtree. Through his investigations, Murdoch is also drawn closer to the street-smart prostitute, Ettie Weston... The series encompasses three dark and twisting feature-length episodes: "Except the Dying," "Poor Tom Is Cold," and "Under the Dragon's Tail." Written by L. Hamre

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

Canada

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English

Release Date:

2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Murdoch Mysteries See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Shaftesbury Films See more »
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)

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Color

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Outerbridge (Detective William Murdoch) later played Father Keegan in Murdoch Mysteries: Shipwreck (2015). See more »

Quotes

Inspector Brackenreid: I'm counting on you, Murdoch. Don't bugger it up!
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Connections

Followed by Murdoch Mysteries (2008) See more »

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My opinion: this is quality television!
30 July 2010 | by agni0504See all my reviews

It was such a delight to watch The Murdoch Mysteries! It has everything: fine cast, beautiful locations, interesting storyline. I do not know whether the stories were accurate adaptations of the novels, because I did not read them. I simply enjoyed the series.

I think Peter Outerbridge was an excellent choice for Murdoch, his detective is handsome, curious, clever and brave enough to try new methods of investigation. Keeley Hawes was also great, sad that she was left out from episode 3. The supporting cast was fine too.The set and locations were convincing, just like in the Granada Sherlock Holmes series.

Does anyone know why the series ended after 3 eps? I read that there is a new series with new cast and shorter episodes, but I did not see any of them, only promos. It was quite odd for me to see Yannick Bisson as Murdoch, I think Outerbridge was a better choice.


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