Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning, to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon.
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Series cast summary:
Craig McLachlan ...  Doctor Lucien Blake 44 episodes, 2013-2017
Nadine Garner ...  Jean Beazley 44 episodes, 2013-2017
Charlie Cousins ...  Charlie Davis / ... 34 episodes, 2014-2017
Joel Tobeck ...  Chief Supt Matthew Lawson / ... 32 episodes, 2013-2017
Belinda McClory ...  Alice Harvey 32 episodes, 2014-2017
Cate Wolfe Cate Wolfe ...  Mattie O'Brien 30 episodes, 2013-2016
John Wood ...  Patrick Tyneman 22 episodes, 2013-2017
David Whiteley David Whiteley ...  Sergeant Bill Hobart / ... 18 episodes, 2013-2017


A doctor is a war veteran who was at the fall of Singapore, suffering trauma from war memories. He begins solving crimes. Written by CK

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A keeper of secrets, a solver of mysteries...


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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In March 2017, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced that they were canceling The Doctor Blake Mysteries and the fifth season would be its last. This was despite the fact that it was consistently their highest-rated Australian-made program. Star Craig McLachlan (Dr Lucien Blake) said in an interview with Australian reporters Prue Bentley and Tony Allan that the network never told him the reasoning behind their decision: "The biggest disappointment was trying to find the logic in it. I'm not blowing smoke up the show's derriere when I say that when the numbers are crunched, it is the most popular global drama on Australian television. The decision didn't make sense. When you're on a good thing, stick to it. The current regime at the ABC, they had their reasons [but] I don't understand them and it's never been articulated to me what their thinking is." See more »


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Smart little medical mystery show
16 October 2015 | by Zen416See all my reviews

A nice little gem out of Australia. The premise about Dr. Lucien Blake, a police surgeon (kind of like an earlier era law enforcement medical examiner) who can't escape the shadow of his super successful father, also a doctor is intriguing. Blake (portrayed with a steady hand by Craig McLachlan) makes a few totally human assumptions along the way in each weeks mystery. This means he messes up and sometimes is lead down the wrong path before finding the right one. I like this because it means there aren't too many ridiculous jumps in logic when the sleuthing happens and the clues are followed. Sometimes the mysteries can be solved by the audience before the end but sometimes not. Again, I like something that makes me think a bit. Its also nice to watch a show from Australia that doesn't feature the tired stories about bubble heads hanging out on a beach or some forgettable vapid slapstick comedy thing. Great show, solid cast, nice tidy little, well-written under-an-hour whodunits. Grab a cup of tea or Java and have a sit-down and watch this show if you like mysteries.

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24 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia See more »

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