In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.
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Series cast summary:
 Detective William Murdoch (133 episodes, 2008-2016)
 Inspector Thomas Brackenreid / ... (133 episodes, 2008-2016)
 Dr. Julia Ogden (133 episodes, 2008-2016)
 Constable George Crabtree (133 episodes, 2008-2016)
 Constable Henry Higgins (103 episodes, 2008-2016)
 Dr. Emily Grace (65 episodes, 2012-2015)


In the late 1890s, police Detective William Murdoch takes a new, more scientific approach to solving crimes. Assisted by coroner Dr. Julia Ogden and Constable George Crabtree, Murdoch introduces such concepts as finger marks and lie detecting machines. He has the support of his somewhat doubtful superior, Inspector Brackenreid, though at times, even he finds Murdoch's methods - and claims - somewhat astounding. Written by garykmcd

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In the season 2 episode 2 Inspector Brackenreid says he is from Doncaster, England. In real life, Thomas Craig, who plays the inspector was actually born in Sheffield, England; the two places are only 25 miles away from each other. See more »


Although the credit on each episode reads "Inspector William Murdoch", he is actually a detective. In Episode 1.2 Murdoch applies for the position of Inspector, but is turned down. It is made clear that he will never get that promotion because he is a Roman Catholic. See more »


Spin-off Murdoch Mysteries: The Murdoch Effect (2012) See more »

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Rush to judgement - A series versus movies of the week
27 January 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The inevitable comparisons are going to take place between these two actors, Peter Outerbridge and Yannick Bisson. Their interpretation of the material is different for one very important reason, the movies of the week were based on novels, the series is based on the characters with the exception of one episode which is an adaptation of Let Loose The Dogs. My feeling is that you should not rush to judgement or make comparisons until you are able to see the entire series of episodes and witness how the characters unfold. The series is excellent and I would urge viewers to form an opinion after viewing a number of the episodes and see how the actors nuance their characters as well as the different textures that are shown from story to story, episode to episode.

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