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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 Detective William Murdoch / ... (156 episodes, 2008-2017)
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 Inspector Thomas Brackenreid / ... (155 episodes, 2008-2017)
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 Dr. Julia Ogden (155 episodes, 2008-2017)
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 Constable George Crabtree (155 episodes, 2008-2017)
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 Constable Henry Higgins (118 episodes, 2008-2017)
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 Dr. Emily Grace (66 episodes, 2012-2017)
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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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Forensic sleuthing in the age of invention. See more »

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Peter Kelegan who plays the recurring character of Terrance Myers, and Micheal Seater who plays the recurring character of James Gillies played father and son respectively on 18 to Life. See more »

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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 »

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Very well made and acted Victorian era set Canadian crime series.
4 April 2010 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

'Murdoch Mysteries' stars Yannick Bisson as Inspector William Murdoch who solves crimes in 1890's Toronto, is an exceptionally well made and acted series, which makes a nice change from CSI/NCIS etc. staple of whiz-bang, FX laden crime shows

Bisson is likable as the handsome Inspector, with English Actor Thomas Craig suitably sceptical and at times dopey as his by-the-book boss and Johnny Craig is good as his rather naive partner and at times hindrance Constable Crabtree.

Helene Joy is suitably understated as the resident Doctor/Pathologist.

Now in its Third series, currently being shown on UK Cable channel ALIBI, (It surely deserves a wider audience on a Major British Channel)

The writing, set design and Photography is exquisite and convincing

Fans of well made and intelligent Mystery Series will find much enjoyment in Inspector Murdoch's cases.


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