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The Doctor Blake Mysteries

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Air weekdate: Friday
Genre: Crime, Drama
Channel: ABC1
Status: Continuing
7.4 (5 votes)
Craig McLachlan Craig McLachlan as Dr Lucien Blake
Nadine Garner Nadine Garner as Jean Beazley
Joel Tobeck Joel Tobeck as Matthew Lawson
Belinda McClory Belinda McClory as Alice Harvey
Cate Wolfe Cate Wolfe as Mattie O’Brien
Charlie Cousins Charlie Cousins as Charlie Davis
John Wood John Wood as Patrick Tyneman
Rick Donald Rick Donald as Daniel Parks

Accompanied by haunting memories of his service time in World War II, Dr Lucian Blake returns home to Australia after 30 years to take over his deceased father's medical practice. As he deals with his own personal loss and changed by his war experiences, the wry, personable doctor performs his other role as police surgeon with gusto. His unconventional and unpredictable manner unnerve some, but it becomes clear Dr Blake is ahead of his time in his use of forensic science, and in his own understanding of the human heart, to help solve murder mysteries in the country town of Ballarat.

The Ballarat’s city change is coming, it fueled by postwar fear of communism, nuclear tests, Rock and Roll, immigration and social decline. Dr. Lucien Blake returned to his native town, to adopt the medical practice of his deceased father. Haunted by the horrors of war, personal loss, having had the experience of a prisoner of war. Dr. Blake has taken the role of a police surgeon. Ahead of his time, he examines the science of criminology through their own understanding of human nature and wants to help unravel the mysteries inevitably encountered on his way.

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Since the last episode many changes have taken place. Lawson is sacked from Ballarat whereas relations of Doctor Lucien Blake with Jean change the house life. Moreover he has to find out a somber story standing behind his mother’s death. The new eight episodes will include the row of incomprehensible deceases. In a rowing race a member in the winning team dies when being dropped into Wendoree Lake in the course of festivity. Then we see the death of a Ballarat farmer, who was found in a cow pen apparently trampled by cattle. But this explanation is unacceptable for Doctor Blake. After this episode the next one tells us of a Bonfire Night murder. At first glance the Aboriginal teenager is involved here, but Lucien has another point of view. Afterwards we see another death of Mattie’s friend from university, leading Blake to political and familial games. Or another thrilling murder of the local actress at a charity evening will become a really memorable for its viewers. And this list of dark murders and masterly conducted investigations is still not complete!

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