Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )

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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 (116 episodes, 2008-2015)
 Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (115 episodes, 2008-2015)
 Dr. Julia Ogden (115 episodes, 2008-2015)
 Constable George Crabtree (114 episodes, 2008-2015)
 Constable Henry Higgins (91 episodes, 2008-2015)
 Dr. Emily Grace (63 episodes, 2012-2015)


In the late 1890s, police Inspector 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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Forensic sleuthing in the age of invention. See more »


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Helene Joy who plays Dr. Ogden on the TV series played the murderer in the third Murdoch Movie, Under the Dragon's Tail. See more »


Constable Crabtree has written a book, and Inspector Brackenreid asks for a signed copy. Crabtree opens the book, dips his pen in the ink well, signs the book, closes it without using a blotter and hands it to Inspector Brackenreid. See more »


Referenced in The Rick Mercer Report: Episode #11.7 (2013) See more »

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Great Canadian show. Simple, yet top notch with a Canadian like atmosphere.Very realistic for the times. History is great. The clothing designs and artifacts is exceptional. It seems the times were simple back then. Well written with a touch of humour. The cast are all excellent. You can tell they all get along really well. The show reminds me of Sherlock Holmes and yet it also reminds me of Sue Thomas FB Eye and Due South which by the way it sure was nice to see Paul Gross (from Due South) appear in an episode as his brother, although not sure what episode it was. We didn't see his name on the cast list as a guest star. The guest appearances are outstanding and it sure is nice to see some familiar faces. We love and watch all the episodes. With each season the character story lines change as in the case of Helen Joy, Yannick Bisson which is excellent leaving us more curious with what will happen next. That is one of the reasons we like the show. Now that the show is in it's fourth year the plot lines are continually changing which goes to prove that Murdoch Mysteries is a true success. Keep up the excellent work.

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