Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
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Stroll on the Wild Side: Part 1 

When a demure, engaged librarian, who led a double life a a prostitute in a local saloon, is found strangled, Anna Fulford, still on the run from the Black Hand, helps Murdoch in his murder investigation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Eli Ham ...
Lucille Messing
Leonard Carling
Cliff Saunders ...
Stanley Faber
Peter Kosaka ...
Shawn Wright ...
Andrew Trevor


When Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) investigates the abduction of Lucille Messing (Tori Anderson) a shy, churchgoing librarian, he's stunned to discover his former love, Anna Fulford (Lisa Faulkner), working at the library under an alias. Murdoch has grave fears for her safety since the Black Hand, a criminal syndicate responsible for murdering her fiancé, still has a price on her head. Realizing that Lucille's disappearance was not a case of mistaken identity, Anna believes that since she's already been in Toronto for months unnoticed, her life is no longer threatened. Goaded by a rival police inspector, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) enlists Constable Crabtree (Johnny Harris), Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch) and the rest of the constabulary to form a baseball team. Meanwhile, Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy) finds herself in a jail cell at the station house after a scandalized citizen complains that she's teaching birth control to women. Though Murdoch's religious beliefs conflict ... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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17 July 2012 (Canada)  »

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


This episode takes place in August 1899. See more »


The man stalking Anna Fulford uses the two-handed grip on his pistol. But this technique was unknown at the time. It was first developed by Jeff Cooper in the 1950s. See more »


Detective William Murdoch: [as Julia insists on remaining in the cell] You're being stubborn.
Dr. Julia Ogden: I'd like to think I'm determined.
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I don't need teaching on birth control
16 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the story of a librarian who disappears after someone stays hidden in the library at closing time and attacks her. She missed her chorus practice at the church and the pastor found this unusual.

A woman named Hannah that Murdoch whisks out of the city in an earlier episode because she might be targeted by "The Black Hand" comes back to work in the library under a different name. This worries Murdoch.

Later a scene is shown with Dr Odgen teaching birth control to a group of women.

I did not watch this episode to learn about birth control I don't need this info in a murder mystery series so I stopped watching the episode.

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