Murdoch Mysteries: Season 4, Episode 8

Dial M for Murdoch (27 Jul. 2011)

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A telephone operator with ambitions to be a detective believes she's heard a woman strangled on an open line but Brackenreid is reluctant to believe her.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Tess Moffatt
Graham Abbey ...
Isaac Lowe
Mr. Whittaker
Wayne Ward ...
Jason Lawrence
Randolph Phillips
Lisa Merchant ...
Mrs. Handsworth
Lindsay Kyte ...
Telephone Operator (as Lindsay Kate)


Det. Murdoch and Const. Crabtree investigate the murder of a street urchin who they subsequently learn went by the name of Pip. Dr. Ogden determines that the boy was strangled with something that left a unique mark on the his neck. She also notes that he was wearing a proper and quite new suit of clothes, something odd for a boy who lived on the street. Their investigation leads them to another young boy named Dorrie. It seems pretty clear that the children are the bottom rung of a gang that specializes in burglarizing homes while the occupants are away on holidays or business trips. The police are assisted throughout by a young telephone operator, Tess Moffatt, who would love to be an investigator. Meanwhile Inspector Brackenreid hits the campaign trail in his quest for a seat on city council. Written by garykmcd

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At the conclusion of the episode Murdoch describes the personalty traits of his killer as a sociopath without actually using the word. That's understandable as the word was not coined until 1909, a decade later, by Karl Birnbaum in Germany and wasn't popularized in North America until 1930 by educational psychologist George E. Partridge, as an alternative to the concept of psychopathy. See more »


[first lines]
Voice on Telephone: [gasps] Help.
Voice on Telephone: Help.
Voice on Telephone: Help.
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References Dial M for Murder (1954) See more »

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27 July 2011 | by (Hamilton, ON) – See all my reviews

I recognize the original Brantford Public Library in this episode and since I know this is filmed locally, I often think I recognize buildings in the show. It would be nice of some of the locations used were listed. I like watching this and am glad to hear new episodes are forthcoming. The "discovery" of forensic and investigative techniques that are so commonplace on today's cop shows is definitely interesting and informative. The "novelty" of a woman coroner in that time period adds to the interest as do the wonderful old buildings and architecture. I am still hopeful that Murdoch & Julia will get together at some point.

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