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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 (122 episodes, 2008-2015)
 Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (122 episodes, 2008-2015)
 Dr. Julia Ogden (122 episodes, 2008-2015)
 Constable George Crabtree (122 episodes, 2008-2015)
 Constable Henry Higgins (92 episodes, 2008-2015)
 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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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 »


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 »


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

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The Season 2008
29 April 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Murdoch Mysteries is like; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with Jeremy Brett meets CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Yannic Bisson had made a master piece in establishing 'Murdoch's" character, which in my opinion, takes the best of William Peterson's role as "Gil Grissom" and Jeremy Brett's as "Sherlock Holmes". The feel of this show gives me the impression that these characters are believable, I actually care about how their relationships' enfold and in the exploration of the early sciences of crime scene investigation, it shows an appreciation for the intelligence of it's viewers.

For example, the episode: "Still Waters", where Murdock uses his "new fangled lie detector", show us a level of sophistication in helping the viewer, me, see how through science and experimentation these early "machines", might have actually looked like.

The production company, SHAFTSBURY FILMS, has created a "Canadian" show that doesn't look like any other "Canadian" show I've ever seen, way to go everyone!

S. Lucy Rehlau

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