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

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English

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2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Murdoch nyomozó rejtélyei 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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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

Peter Outerbridge (Detective William Murdoch) later played Father Keegan in Murdoch Mysteries: Shipwreck (2015). See more »

Quotes

Inspector Brackenreid: I'm counting on you, Murdoch. Don't bugger it up!
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Followed by Murdoch Mysteries (2008) See more »

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A commendable effort
19 May 2004 | by bob buddSee all my reviews

A commendable effort on behalf of the director and producers. somewhat similar to the Great Detective Series from a few decade back.

This is what we need, more quality mysteries from any period in time, made in CANADA. about CANADA.

Took me sometime to fathom out that the story was set in Toronto, and still unsure about the time frame. I suspect that the piece was set somewhere around 1900.

Which would have made it somewhat dubious that a Woman Coroner would have been there.

But who am I to knock a very good mystery.

Everybody knows that the Brit's are the tops in this area of TV, but now we have some good shows of our own, DaVinci's Inquest, Cold Squad, Blue Murder, Lets keep them coming.


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