Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
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Crabtree a la Carte 

After the judge of a cooking contest is poisoned, Murdoch realizes other competitors also tasted the tainted ingredient - including Crabtree and Margaret Brackenreid.


Leslie Hope


Bob Carney (deviser) (as R.B. Carney), Cal Coons (deviser) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Yannick Bisson ... Detective William Murdoch
Helene Joy ... Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Thomas Craig ... Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris ... Constable George Crabtree
Daniel Maslany ... Detective Llewellyn Watts
Arwen Humphreys ... Margaret Brackenreid
Lachlan Murdoch ... Constable Henry Higgins
Matt Baram ... Roderick Rhodes
Bea Santos ... Louise Cherry
Shanice Banton ... Violet Hart
Daniel Kash ... Randall Gordon
Eddie Glen Eddie Glen ... Mr. Madison
Alicia Dea Josipovic ... Kathleen Cooper (as Alicia Dea)
Jill Frappier ... Lolo Tucker
Jerome Bourgault Jerome Bourgault ... Henri Prideaux


After the judge of a cooking contest is poisoned, Murdoch realizes other competitors also tasted the tainted ingredient - including Crabtree and Margaret Brackenreid.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

29 January 2018 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The scene where Mr. Rhodes feeds the meat to a baby to demonstrate its safety appears to be a reference to British minister of agriculture John Gummer. In 1990, Gummer tried to calm public fears about the danger of eating beef in relation to BSE (mad cow disease) by trying to feed his daughter a burger in front of members of the media. See more »


Constable George Crabtree: I suppose I'm not such a terrific chef after all.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: Few men are.
Constable George Crabtree: Well, there's an idea, Sir. What if bachelors like myself didn't have to cook? What if you could just purchase a prepared meal?
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: What for?
Constable George Crabtree: Well, for convenience. It would be ready to eat, ready to eat. That would be the slogan. And I would call it "Tasty Vittles Dinner."
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: Bit of a mouthful.
Constable George Crabtree: Well, I suppose I could shorten it. TV dinner. And you could eat it whenever you are watching whatever can see out your window, I suppose. I mean ...
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Murdoch Mysteries Opening Theme
Written by Robert Carli
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Comedy Takes Precedenve Over Mystery
1 April 2018 | by GunnersMateSee all my reviews

Comedy takes precedence over the mystery in Crwabtrree a la Carte, and that is not a bad thing. Murdoch has to deal with his wife's increasing hormonal and unpredictable pregnancy behavior, Detective Watts and Miss Cherry work the case in a very amusing collaboration, and at the heart of it all, George and the Inspector's wife compete in a cooking challenge. It is the cooking contest that provides the major backdrop to the story with all of it played like a modern-day Food Netwotk challenge. Even with a murder to solve, the episode is largely light and entertaining and worthy of our viewing time.

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