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The Doctor Blake Mysteries 

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 ...  Mattie O'Brien 30 episodes, 2013-2016
John Wood ...  Patrick Tyneman 22 episodes, 2013-2017
David Whiteley ...  Sergeant Bill Hobart / ... 20 episodes, 2013-2017
Timothy Quabba Timothy Quabba ...  Ned Simmons / ... 18 episodes, 2013-2017
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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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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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Spin-off The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories (2018) See more »

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Classic gentle nostalgic who done it, consistently good quality great actors.
7 January 2016 | by andrew-36452See all my reviews

I first came across this series a couple years ago and since then have looked forward to each new series and have not been disappointed every episode has hit the mark.

Craig McLachlan breaks away from his likely lad image and makes a brilliant job playing the maverick police surgeon Dr Lucien Blake. The wonderful Nadine Garner plays his housekeeper Jean Bezley to perfection. Equally brilliant is Joel Tobeck as the police inspector and former school mate of Dr Blake.

The inter play between Dr Blake and his housekeeper is major source of amusement running through the series. Both characters have back stories that put obstacles in the path of a romantic outcome. Joel Tobeck's police inspector has the tricky job of managing Dr Blake he admires Blake's brilliance but has to reign in Blake when breaks procedure and takes the investigation of at a tangent.

Watch and enjoy every episode is a gem.


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February 2013 (Australia) See more »

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia See more »

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