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.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Detective William Murdoch
... Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
... Dr. Emily Grace
... Constable George Crabtree
... Constable Henry Higgins
... Margaret Brackenreid
... James Pendrick
... Alexander Wallensky
J.D. Nicholsen ... Leslie Barnes
Jerry Getty ... Douglas Meadows
Todd Hofley ... Henry Ford
... Mavis Chalmers
... Ivan Wallensky
... 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





Release Date:

10 July 2012 (Canada)  »

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(DTS 2.0)


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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


At the conclusion, the ill-gotten money won by Margaret Brackenreid is invested for the widows and orphans fund in a number of companies that all thrived in the 20th century. All but Henry Ford's company. The Detroit Automobile Company went out of business in 1901 after only 2 years of operation. The Ford Motor Company didn't come into being until 1903. See more »


Constable George Crabtree: [referring to the lights one witness thought came from a UFO] He thought they looked extra-terrestrial, sir.
Detective William Murdoch: [sarcastically] So, it's your feeling that this is the work of Martians, George?
Constable George Crabtree: No, no, no, sir... Venusians! Venusians, sir, have a motive for invasion.
Detective William Murdoch: And what would their motive be?
Constable George Crabtree: Well, sir, Venus is permanenly beclouded. Clearly they have somehow managed to sully their own atmosphere and now covet our clear, blue skies, such as they are.
Detective William Murdoch: [condescendingly] Now, George, why go to the ...
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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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