Watch "The Doctor Blake Mysteries" Starting October 5
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Many years have passed since Dr Blake first returned home from war to run his father's old practice. But Ballarat is no longer the sanctuary from the outside world it used to be. There's a new chief superintendent who doesn't approve of Blake's unorthodox methods, and despite the pathologist solving the crimes which have confounded the police, he is determined to get rid of Blake for good. Even dependable Jean, his housekeeper and assistant, is thinking of leaving town as her own past comes back to haunt her. Amid the upheaval the mysteries continue and Lucien Blake will face his most personal challenge yet as he tries solving his own mother's mysterious death.
Tune in Thursdays at 9:00 p.m beginning October 5 on Nine PBS.
Season 1 Episode Guide:
Episode 1 | Still Waters
It’s 1959 and Doctor Lucien Blake has once again returned to rural Ballarat to take over his deceased father's medical practice. He has also taken on the role of police surgeon. A woman is found floating dead in Lake Wendouree, and it’s discovered that things may not be exactly as they seem when doctor Lucien Blake decides to dig a little deeper.
Episode 2 | The Greater Good
The day before ANZAC day Doctor Lucien Blake runs into a number of old British army colleagues who are in town to find two army deserters, but there is no time to catch up and share old memories as Doctor Blake is called away to investigate the horrific death of a morgue attendant.
Episode 3 | Death of a Travelling Salesman
When a travelling salesman dies in a car accident, police blame alcohol. Dr Blake concludes that the victim was not drunk and died before the crash of very unusual causes.
Episode 4 | Brotherly Love
A delirious prisoner on death row tells Dr Lucien Blake that he is innocent of the police shooting for which he is soon to hang. Dr Blake pulls out all stops to uncover the truth.
Episode 5 | Hearts and Flowers
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When the Begonia Festival’s head judge is found burnt to death in his own glasshouse, all eyes turn to two feuding contestants.
Episode 6 | If the Shoe Fits
The death of a migrant factory foreman looks like an industrial accident. Dr Blake digs deeper revealing a string of crimes and the ugly side of post war Australia. Meanwhile Jean receives a proposal.
Episode 7 | Bedlam
A psychiatric inmate is found, murder weapon in hand, at the scene of a brutal murder. The inmate also confesses but is this case as neat as it appears?
Episode 8 | Game of Champions
Doctor Lucien Blake is drawn into the new world of television when contestants of a successful TV quiz show start dying.
Episode 9 | All That Glitters
A prospector announces to a crowded pub that he has struck gold and is later found dead at the bottom of his mine shaft. The location of the murder triggers distressing war memories for Dr Blake.
Episode 10 | Someone’s Son, Someone’s Daughter
The suicide of Ballarat Hospital’s first female doctor shocks the community. Dr Lucien Blake suspects foul play and sets out to find the murderer amongst the staff and board of the hospital.