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.
Reviews
Popularity
335 ( 3)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

Episodes

Seasons


Years



9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   … See all »
6 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Murdoch Mysteries (TV Series 2004)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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

Stars: Peter Outerbridge, Flora Montgomery, Matthew MacFadzean
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Our female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

Stars: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt
Death in Paradise (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.

Stars: Danny John-Jules, Elizabeth Bourgine, Sara Martins
Father Brown (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll
Midsomer Murders (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An exclusive 13-part original online series created as an extension of the fourth season of Murdoch Mysteries on Citytv. Featuring the stars of the series and illustrations by acclaimed ... See full summary »

Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig
Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set amongst the stunning gardens of Europe, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two professional gardeners, find themselves drawn into solving mysterious crimes.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris, Ryan Philpott
Grantchester (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie
The Bletchley Circle (2012–2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle
Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (TV Series 2013)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning, to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon.

Stars: Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner, Cate Wolfe
Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman
Edit

Cast

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 (102 episodes, 2008-2016)
...
 Dr. Emily Grace (65 episodes, 2012-2015)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

No Secrets. Only Answers. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

24 January 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

The Artful Detective  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Outerbridge, who plays Father Keegan, originated the on screen role of William Murdoch in three made for television movies collectively known as The Murdoch Mysteries. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Spin-off Murdoch Mysteries: Nightmare on Queen Street (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


38 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any other shows as good as this? roswellholic
Any news about season 10? sab-23845
Murdoch Season 10 confirmed! Arkangel1973
Proper english lkilbride-1
Where was Roland on Color Blinded? sab-23845
Uniform tab tntowns
Discuss Murdoch Mysteries (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page