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The Murdoch Mysteries 

In 1890s Canada, a police inspector applies the latest scientific methods of deduction, much to the chagrin of his superiors.
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2005   2004  
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Series cast summary:
Peter Outerbridge ...  Detective William Murdoch 3 episodes, 2004-2005
Flora Montgomery ...  Ettie Weston 3 episodes, 2004-2005
Matthew MacFadzean ...  George Crabtree 3 episodes, 2004-2005
Colm Meaney ...  Inspector Brackenreid 2 episodes, 2004
Keeley Hawes ...  Dr. Julia Ogden 2 episodes, 2004
Philip Graeme ...  Oliver Wicken 2 episodes, 2004
Joe Pingue ...  Professor Otranto 2 episodes, 2004
Doreen Brownstone ...  Beatrice Kitchen 2 episodes, 2004
Victor Cowie Victor Cowie ...  Arthur Kitchen 2 episodes, 2004
Mike Bell Mike Bell ...  Police Photographer 2 episodes, 2004
David Stuart Evans David Stuart Evans ...  Constable 2 episodes, 2004
Peter Bailey Peter Bailey ...  Piano Player 2 episodes, 2004
CindyMarie Small ...  Liza 2 episodes, 2004
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Set in the gritty back streets of 1890s Toronto, Detective William Murdoch employs the latest in forensic science to solve the city's most gruesome murders. While his superior, Inspector Brackenreid, doubts the validity of Murdoch's methods -such as fingerprints, he finds allies in Dr. Julia Ogden and Constable George Crabtree. Through his investigations, Murdoch is also drawn closer to the street-smart prostitute, Ettie Weston... The series encompasses three dark and twisting feature-length episodes: "Except the Dying," "Poor Tom Is Cold," and "Under the Dragon's Tail." Written by L. Hamre

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Trivia

Hélène Joy, who plays Maud Pedlow, goes on to play the role of Dr. Julia Ogden in 2008's Murdoch Mysteries with Yannick Bisson. See more »

Quotes

Canning: Only thing looser than a whore's naggie is her mouth.
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More intense, darker than the new series.
15 August 2019 | by ras44ecsSee all my reviews

Though the main characters are the same, this version is a completely different show from the newer series. I give them both a solid 9 for completely different reasons. After having seen all 3 movies with Outerbridge I was initially disappointed with the new one. After watching a few episodes I realized they were intentionally lighter and reconsidered my opinion. The movies are rather somber and the seriousness of the subject matter takes a darker turn than the newer rendition. These are quite intense and very compelling. Well done.

Addendum: The way I rate shows... I don't review anything less than a 7 because 6 would be a failing grade and I won't waste my time watching it. I'm old; I don't know how much time I've got left. Since I probably turned it off before getting even halfway through, it wouldn't be fair to rate or review it. 7 is watchable but I may go a while between episodes since, though somewhat entertaining, there are other shows more interesting or compelling. 8 would be a regular in my lineup. 9 is a must see and probably bingeable. 10 is just the epitome of superbity and headed for my all-time favorites list. I'm adding this to my reviews because it seems there are a lot of binary reactions to pretty much everything these days. I am not a like/unlike kind of guy. I see a lot of grays so if I give something a 10 it doesn't mean the only alternative is a 1.


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Canada

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English

Release Date:

2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Murdoch Mysteries See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Shaftesbury Films See more »
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)

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16 : 9
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