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 LEATHAL 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.

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Sunday, 4/8 at 10:00 PM
Monday, 4/9 at 4:00 AM

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Saturday, 4/14 at 10:00 PM



SORROW SONGS
The murder of a beautiful woman takes Blake inside the intriguing and exotic world of Romani travelers passing through Ballarat. Part of a different world, deeply misunderstood… or are they?

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Sunday, 4/15 at 10:00 PM
Monday, 4/16 at 4:00 AM

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Saturday, 4/21 at 10:00 PM



THE CALL OF THE VOID
When a French chef is found murdered in the freezer of a restaurant the night after an impromptu police raid, Bill Hobart quickly finds himself becoming the chief suspect in the case — especially when it appears the victim, Phillipe, has probably been beaten to death, and Hobart himself admits to dealing out some punishment during the raid. What could possibly have driven Hobart to resort to this kind of violence? What was the point of his late night raid?

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Sunday, 4/22 at 10:00 PM

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Saturday, 4/28 at 10:00 PM



ALL SHE LEAVES BEHIND
Controversial writer Patricia Neville has finally returned to her old hometown, armed with a new novel that promises to excoriate Ballarat and its many inhabitants — as evidenced by a book reading at the local library that quickly devolves into violence and chaos. But when she's found dead the next morning with her sister Eve unconscious beside her, seemingly part of some murder-suicide pact, Blake has to search out some truths about the place in order to understand how and why the woman died.

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Sunday, 4/29 at 10:00 PM
Monday, 4/30 at 4:00 AM




MEASURE TWICE
When Blake is called to investigate the murder of a retired carpenter, his only real suspect is a young Jehovah's Witness, discovered praying over the body and covered in blood. The boy is interviewed, and despite his earnest pleas of innocence, there is definitely something unnerving about him… some secret he won't reveal to the police, or to Blake.

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Sunday, 5/6 at 10:00 PM
Monday, 5/7 at 4:00 AM



FIRST DANCE
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.

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



A GOOD DROP
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.

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



HEAR THE ANGELS SING
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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