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:
Yannick Bisson ...  Detective William Murdoch / ... 218 episodes, 2008-2021
Helene Joy ...  Dr. Julia Ogden / ... 218 episodes, 2008-2021
Thomas Craig ...  Inspector Thomas Brackenreid / ... 218 episodes, 2008-2021
Jonny Harris ...  Constable George Crabtree 218 episodes, 2008-2021
Lachlan Murdoch ...  Constable Henry Higgins 158 episodes, 2008-2021


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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Forensic sleuthing in the age of invention. See more »


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Detective Llewellyn Watts Has become the Hey Mikey! of "Murdoch Mysteries." Like Mikey from the "Life" Cereal Commercials where his brothers let him try out the cereal when they wouldn't, Det. Watts tries things other characters will not experience.

Watts heard a song he remembered as a child and turns Jewish. (Murdoch Schmurdoch, Feb. 26, 2018) Watts has two dead, disabled brothers - had in that they were murdered. (Brother's Keeper, May 11, 2019) Watts has a living Misandrist (man-hating) sister (Hades Hath No Fury, Feb. 20, 2017) Watts falls for a woman cycling the world who promises to return for him. (Brackenreid Boudoir, Dec. 4, 2017) Watts discovers he's in love with a male Butcher. (The Philately Fatality, Nov. 4, 2019) 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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Message from 'down under'
28 December 2012 | by janice-lowingSee all my reviews

There are so few shows that I thoroughly enjoy. Murchoch Mysteries is one of 4 particular shows that I watch regularly - and tape so that I do not miss them.

There are three main reasons that I like MM.

First, it is such a pleasure to watch something that does not have swearing, sex scenes, and gratuitous violence. Even though there are the odd (bordering on) romantic interludes the story line remains true to the theme of the title and they do not over-shadow the stories.

Second, I quite like viewing shows that depict times gone by and it is interesting to see how detectives'/police duties were (supposedly) undertaken in that time.

Third, the acting and story telling - as noted in a previous post - equals that of Midsummer Murders, Poirot (another favourite of mine), Judge John Deed (again, another favourite).

I like each character who has a distinct role and adds to the show as well as the enjoyment of watching the show. I do hope that there are quite a few new series planned.

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