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

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Australia

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English

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February 2013 (Australia) See more »

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The Doctor Blake Mysteries See more »

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia See more »

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December Media See more »
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1.78 : 1
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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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Followed by The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Family Portrait (2017) See more »

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Absolutely great
10 August 2016 | by fenryrgreybackSee all my reviews

This series takes the history of its setting very seriously, the costumes are top notch and if the "murder of the week" genre is a bit overused, I think this is one of its best manifestations on TV. I find the acting top-notch, which makes characters very easy to love or dislike (and the cast is quasi-exclusively Australian). Some have complained about how slow it can be, I think it's a welcome change from testosterone-fueled action series and it suits the character profiles much better. There's a very distinct atmosphere to this show, a bit different but very appealing in my opinion and I would recommend it to pretty-much anybody.


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