Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
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Belly Speaker 

When a drunken, philandering wastrel is found dead in his room, having had varnish forced down in his throat, his estranged disturbed ventriloquist son is found in a wardrobe.

Director:

Farhad Mann

Writers:

Maureen Jennings (characters from novels), Larry Lalonde | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Yannick Bisson ... Detective William Murdoch
Helene Joy ... Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Thomas Craig ... Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris ... Constable George Crabtree
Geraint Wyn Davies ... Arthur Conan Doyle
Gavin Crawford ... Harcourt / Mycroft Grimesby
Stephen Jackson Stephen Jackson ... Stanley Paulk
Marilla Wex ... Emmy Paulk
Duncan McLeod ... Roderick Grimesby
Eric Woolfe ... Puppeteer
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Storyline

Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Rod Grimsby, who was forced to drink varnish. What they also find at the crime scene is the man's son Harcourt Grimsby, a ventriloquist who does most of his talking through his puppet, Mycroft. The dead man was having an affair with his neighbor's wife so they have an obvious suspect, but Murdoch thinks the solution is far more complex. He is joined in his investigation by Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, who has returned to Toronto with the intent of writing a new novel based on Murdoch's techniques. He also has another, far more personal reason for returning. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2008 (Canada) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Conan-Doyle was quite an athlete, playing goalkeeper on an English football club under a pseudonym, A. C. Smith, and playing cricket from 1899 to 1907, when he took up golf. His favorite sport was bareknuckle boxing and one of his books "Rodney Stone" had a boxing setting. His love of pugilism was well known enough that he was approached to referee the Jack Johnson-Jim Jeffries championship match in 1910, but the author declined. See more »

Goofs

The inspector uses the expression "mad as a box of frogs." This expression was first used in the second half of a the twentieth century, and the events depicted here take place in 1895. See more »

Quotes

Detective William Murdoch: Why would a man who's clearly right-handed write with his left hand?
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: Because he's mad as a box of frogs!
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