Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
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Who Killed the Electric Carriage? 

Detective Murdoch suspects the ambitious inventor of an electric vehicle murdered an associate who stood in the way of his plans to compete with Henry Ford.


Harvey Crossland


Paul Aitken, Bob Carney (developed by) (as R.B. Carney) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Yannick Bisson ... Detective William Murdoch
Thomas Craig ... Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Georgina Reilly ... Dr. Emily Grace
Jonny Harris ... Constable George Crabtree
Lachlan Murdoch ... Constable Henry Higgins
Arwen Humphreys ... Margaret Brackenreid
Peter Stebbings ... James Pendrick
Zachary Bennett ... Alexander Wallensky
J.D. Nicholsen J.D. Nicholsen ... Leslie Barnes
Jerry Getty Jerry Getty ... Douglas Meadows
Todd Hofley Todd Hofley ... Henry Ford
Tannis Burnett Tannis Burnett ... Mavis Chalmers
John Stoneham Sr. ... Ivan Wallensky
Helene Joy ... Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy) (credit only)


When the inventor of a nickel and cadmium battery is murdered, Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) suspects the killer might be an associate or rival. His investigation quickly leads him to James Pendrick (Peter Stebbings), the eccentric entrepreneur he's met on numerous other occasions. Pendrick has created an astonishing bullet-shaped vehicle that runs on electric power stored in the remarkable battery. Pendrick convinces Murdoch to climb into the tiny cockpit and race the vehicle down a country road. Murdoch is enthralled, and confounded that while many clues point to Pendrick as a suspect, what could incite him to kill an important associate? Meanwhile, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) fears that his wife may be seeing another man. He enlists Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris) to spy and report any untoward behaviour. Despite his initial trepidation, Crabtree complies and discovers a shocking secret. As Murdoch continues his murder investigation, he learns that Pendrick was ... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Detective William Murdoch: Mr. Ford, why would a car that uses a gasoline engine need a battery?
Henry Ford: At present, the engine needs to be hand-cranked. It's a problem - especially for the weaker sex. Wallensky's battery is just what I needed for an electrical ignition.
Detective William Murdoch: So, it's just a coincidence then that by deprivng Mr. Pendrick of Mr. Wallensky of his battery, you would also be crushing your main competition.
Henry Ford: I'm an engineer, Detective. I build cars. If I thought the electric car was superior, I would build electric cars, but ...
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Daisy Bell
(aka "A Bicycle Built for Two") (uncredited)
Written by Harry Dacre
Performed by Tannis Burnett (opening scene)
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Release Date:

10 July 2012 (Canada) See more »

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Alibi, CITY-TV, CMF-FMC See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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