Before the hit Canadian TV drama starring Yannick Bisson, Murdoch Mysteries was a series of made-for-TV movies with Peter Outerbridge (Orphan Black) as the police detective who solves crimes with newfangled forensic techniques. Keeley Hawes (MI-5) is Dr. Julia Ogden, Colm Meaney (Hell on Wheels, Star Trek) is Inspector Brackenreid in 3 feature-length films based on Maureen Jennings's novel. 4¾ hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH.
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Episode 1: Except the Dying
When a young chambermaid's body is found in the streets, Murdoch sets out to solve the crime with the help of Constable Oliver Wicken and forensic scientist Dr. Julia Ogden. But Inspector Brackenreid pressures him to work more quickly after the chief constable takes notice of the case. As he hunts for clues in both the basest of brothels and the swankiest of gentlemen's club, Murdoch races to catch the culprit before he claims another victim.
Episode 2: Poor Tom Is Cold
Murdoch's colleague is found dead, his body smelling of a whiskey-fueled suicide. However, Murdoch believes the case itself reeks of foul play and centers his investigation on the sinister Eakin family. Prostitute Ettie helps Murdoch get the lead he's been looking for, and after a high-stress case, sparks fly for Murdoch and Julia at a fireworks show.
Episode 3: Under the Dragon's Tail
When abortionist Dolly Shaw is killed, she leaves behind three young wards with mysterious pasts. After a second murder occurs, Murdoch's list of suspects grows--and includes Ettie, who reveals that she was at the home of Dolly Shaw the night she died. Meanwhile, Murdoch tries to remain professional with the coroner despite the man's rapport with Julia.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 271 minutes
Number of discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR Contains violence and nudity.
"Excellent, breezy... well-crafted TV drama"--The Globe and Mail (Canada)
"Sumptuous"--The Globe and Mail (Canada)
"Morse-like comfort viewing"--The Guardian (UK)