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Twentieth Century Murdoch 

As New Year's Eve and a new century approach, a seemingly unbalanced man who claims to have visited the future in a time machine prevents an accident and murder that he knew were going to happen.


Gail Harvey

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Yannick Bisson ... Detective William Murdoch
Thomas Craig ... Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Helene Joy ... Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Jonny Harris ... Constable George Crabtree
Georgina Reilly ... Dr. Emily Grace
Lachlan Murdoch ... Constable Henry Higgins
Nigel Bennett ... Chief Constable Giles
Jonathan Watton ... Dr. Darcy Garland
Arwen Humphreys ... Margaret Brackenreid
Colin Buchanan Colin Buchanan ... Professor Harms
Joe Cobden ... Gideon Turner
Paul Amos ... Dr. Roberts
Benjamin Clost Benjamin Clost ... Teddy Nelson (Reporter)
Frank Chiesurin ... Seth Morgan
Nicholas Bode Nicholas Bode ... William Murdoch Jr.


It's Christmas-time and the dawn of the new century but for Detective Murdoch, there are crimes to be solved. Gideon Turner escapes custody and prevents a man from being killed on the street. He claims he knew it was going to happen because he has traveled to the future. Murdoch is dubious, needless to say, and has Turner examined by Dr. Roberts at the insane asylum where he also meets Julia Ogden who has taken an interest in psychiatry. The man behind it all is Dr. Harms and as his time machine begins to gain believers, he seems to be making a fortune. Murdoch is convinced there is a realistic scientific explanation for what is happening. Meanwhile, Crabtree frets over asking Dr. Grace to accompany him to the Policeman's Ball on New Year's Eve and Inspector Brackenreid weighs-up a job offer. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

28 August 2012 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alibi, CITY-TV, CMF-FMC See more »
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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The final episode produced by CityTV before the producers moved to CBC. See more »


Of all people, Murdoch would know that, as there was no year zero, all centuries begin with a year ending in 1. The first century, 1AD to 100AD. The second, 101AD to 200AD. And so on to the 20th, which began January 1, 1901. See more »


Dr. Roberts: I've been diagnosed with Huntington's Chorea.
Dr. Julia Ogden: The degenerative nerve condition?
Dr. Roberts: It's inevitable. My father had it.
Detective William Murdoch: [sympathetically] I'm terribly sorry.
Dr. Roberts: [with resignation] Hmmm... One must play with the cards one is dealt.
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We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Traditional English Christmas carol
[Instrumental version heard under Christmas tree scene]
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Future fantasy, fools Murdoch
20 April 2015 | by ctyankee1See all my reviews

Murdoch meets a man named Turner that believes he can save people from being killed or murdered. Turner believes he can see the future.

Brackenreid is probably the most sensible in this series. He does not by science experimentation with good results as true or legitimate.

Murdoch arrest Turner because he assaulted police and ran. It is quite funny Turner runs out of the police station after hitting the police. He is caught and Murdoch has him examined by his psychiatrist, Dr Roberts Turner escapes the mental ward which is also funny and saves a boy from being killed.

Lots of changes in this episode. Inspector Brackenreid considers taking another police job in a different city, Dr Ogden has second thoughts on her husband Darcy. Murdoch considers a second dimension in time travel that he did not believe before but goes to test it out to prove it is false. As usual Murdoch is fooled and wakes up in fantasy land and comes out believing in it.

I wrote before on hypnotism and Murdoch's doctor, Roberts and how it is a form of brainwashing when you let someone hypnotize you.

In this episode it comes out that Dr Ogden explains to Murdoch that post hypnotic suggestion can be used on people to make them believe what the hypnotizer wants them to believe. She thought this is why Murdoch thought he went in another dimension.

So now we will see what relationships take place.

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