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The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories (2018)

Jean Blake is drawn into the investigation of several bizarre murders whose only connection seems to be a series of articles recently published in The Courier about Ballarat's most infamous... See full summary »

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Ian Barry

Writer:

Paul Jenner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nadine Garner ... Jean Blake
Joel Tobeck ... Chief Supt Matthew Lawson
Belinda McClory ... Alice Harvey
Tom Wren ... Martin Carver
Emma Annand ... Amy Parks
Joshua Orpin ... Constable Peter Crowe
David Whiteley ... Bill Hobart
Gyton Grantley ... Don Roper
Ian Rooney ... Cec Drury
Julie Nihill ... Maggie Butson
Lara Schwerdt Lara Schwerdt ... Barbara Roper
Finn Scicluna-O'Prey Finn Scicluna-O'Prey ... Geoffrey Roper
Alan Brough Alan Brough ... Steve Whelan
Xavier Gouault Xavier Gouault ... Consoling Man
Gabriel Egan Gabriel Egan ... Russell Payton-Smith
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Jean Blake is drawn into the investigation of several bizarre murders whose only connection seems to be a series of articles recently published in The Courier about Ballarat's most infamous unsolved mysteries. It's a mad, mad world. President John F. Kennedy has been assassinated; the world has changed and tremors are being felt even all the way in Ballarat where Jean Blake (Nadine Garner) is unexpectedly drawn into the investigation of a pair of murders. No one knows the town's history better than Jean and she's determined to help, despite push back from Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson (Joel Tobeck). Jean's whole world has fallen apart with Doctor Lucien Blake missing, presumed dead. But that same inner strength which got her through the losses of war and enabled her to raise two sons on her own will not allow her to be defeated. Ably aided by friends Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson and newly appointed Police Surgeon, Doctor Alice Harvey (Belinda McClory), Jean is about to ... Written by correct spelling of Tobeck

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5 December 2018 | by fanbasefemSee all my reviews

I applaud 7 for not letting this series go under. However I believe they need to keep an opening for the return of its main character 9 preferably with Craig McLaughlin). As a female I am most concerned that the #Metoo movement has gone too far and that actors can now be judged by media first without proper trial and find themselves written out of shows and facing the complete loss of their livelihood before due process is implemented. I found the absence of Craig McLaughlin's masterly portrayal of the doctor meant the show lacked and anchor and felt like it was not sailing smoothly. The new series seems to contradict the old series and the lead character seems to be out of kilter. Jean Blake has always been the reliable, sensible grounded character that balances out the doctor. It seems out of character to now portray Jean as a busy body who feels she somehow to prove herself as a supersluth. The balance is just not there anymore. The new series is trying too hard to prove itself. I believe an avenue needs to be created to bring the doctor back ( preferably with Craig Mclaughlin who crafted the doctor, however, if not possible, then at least with someone who can recreate the doctor). Right now the deficit is obvious and needs to be plugged . Jean's character needs more fleshing out so it is more bellievable and rounded. We need to see her take on the challenges of female ouncillor in the 1960's and deal with the anxst of not knowing her husband's whereabouts . The mystery behind the doctors disappearance and possible hint that he may be found will create an added layer that stops the show from being too formulaic and will help prevent 7 from losing the old fan base. It would be more believable to explain the doctor's absence in relation to past involvement in connection to spy / intrigue circles he moved in during the war than his need for adventure - the latter seems implausible given the pain it took for Jean and the doctor to get together. However, I applaud 7's attempt to deal with a difficult situation and implore 7 not to write off Craig McLaughlin altogether - he is just a flawed as everyone else and deserves a chance to redeem himself!


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