Doctor Blake Mysteries

Medical cases turn to murder cases in this hit Australian series starring Craig McLachland as Dr. Lucian Blake, a quiet, thoughtful man with a painful past. Haunted by searing memories of World War II, and by the heartbreaking loss of his secret Chinese wife and daughter, Dr. Blake returns to his Australian hometown in 1959 to continue his father’s practice and serve as the town’s chief medical officer.

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.

A Time for Every Purpose
The death of one of Ballarat's finest, the reappearance of an old enemy, the banishment of Jean from her church, and the ongoing fallout from The Courier's very public revelations of Blake's drinking weighs on Blake as he seeks to solve the case.

Sunday, 6/24 at 10:00 PM

Family Portrait

It's two weeks before the long awaited Blake & Jean wedding, a period when one's biggest problems should be overdue RSVP cards and perhaps seat placements at the Reception. But, as is often the case in Ballarat, life has a few more surprises in store. Because none other than Edward Tyneman is found brutally murdered in bed the morning after his own gaudy, chaotic wedding. Blake is desperate to help investigate, but he?s no longer the Police Surgeon, and cannot legally help his old friend/nemesis Patrick Tyneman. Patrick has his suspicions the new bride and her father aren?t on the level, that perhaps they're the ones responsible for his son?s death. But he can't prove anything. Even as Blake tries to stay involved at arm's length, he is hired by Agnes Clasby to try and find her missing great-niece in Melbourne. He enlists the help of Rose, and they soon discover that Agnes' case and the death of Edward are somehow inextricably linked! Can Blake solve the single strangest case he's ever encountered? Why is Lawson acting so strangely? Where is Agnes Clasby's niece? Has Rose really ended her relationship with Charlie? And, of course, will the highly anticipated Lucien & Jean wedding go off without a hitch?

Sunday, 7/1 at 10:00 PM

Saturday, 7/7 at 9:00 PM

A Lethal Combination
An exhibition boxing match in Ballarat turns sour when one of the boxers is seemingly beaten to death in front of hundreds of witnesses. Now Blake must try and determine a cause of death, even as all eyes turn to the boxer's seemingly unscrupulous opponent… Charlie's younger brother Ray.

Sunday, 7/8 at 11:00 PM

Sorrow Songs
After a beautiful gypsy woman is murdered, Blake enters the exotic world of a group of Romani travelers making their way through Ballarat. He must tread carefully, as hidden deep-seated prejudice rears its head.

Sunday, 7/15 at 11:00 PM

The Call of the Void
The police raid a restaurant and the next day the chef is found dead in the freezer. At least one of the police force is considered a suspect—raising questions about the purpose of the raid.

Sunday, 7/22 at 11:00 PM

All She Leaves Behind
A controversial writer returns to her hometown of Ballarat for a reading of her new novel. The event devolves into chaos, and the writer is found dead the next morning, leaving Doctor Blake to piece together what happened.

Sunday, 7/29 at 11:00 PM

When a teenage girl dies at her Debutante Ball, Blake does his best to investigate despite being housebound as he recovers from being stabbed weeks before.

Sunday, 5/13 at 10:00 PM
Monday, 5/14 at 4:00 AM

It's the week before Christmas, and Blake has been called upon to investigate the murder of a local farmer shot to death at point blank range after what appears to be a deliberately lit fire on his land.

Sunday, 5/27 at 10:00 PM
Monday, 5/28 at 4:00 AM

Ballarat is thrown into chaos when a young policeman is found brutally murdered overnight in the station, his neck broken, files and paperwork strewn all over the office.


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