List of The Doctor Blake Mysteries episodes

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The following is a list of episodes for the Australian television drama mystery programme, The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

As of March 20, 2015, 26 episodes of The Doctor Blake Mysteries have aired.[1]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release date
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 10 1 February 2013 (2013-02-01) 5 April 2013 (2013-04-05) TBA 9 December 2013 (2013-12-09)[2] 24 April 2013 (2013-04-24)[3]
2 10 7 February 2014 (7 February 2014) 11 April 2014 TBA TBA TBA
3 8 13 February 2015 (13 February 2015) 3 April 2015 TBA TBA TBA

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Australian viewers
(million)
1 1 "Still Waters" Andrew Prowse Stuart Page 1 February 2013 (2013-02-01) 1.176 (Overnight)[4]

It's 1959 and Doctor Lucien Blake has once again returned to rural Ballarat to take over his deceased fathers 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.


Guest cast: John Wood, Penne Hackforth-Jones and Ryan O'Kane
2 2 "The Greater Good" Declan Eames Stuart Page 8 February 2013 (2013-02-08) 0.935 (Overnight)[5]

The day before ANZAC day Doctor Lucien Blake runs into a number of old 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.


Guest cast: Neil Pigot, Ben Anderson and Chloé Boreham
3 3 "Death of a Travelling Salesman" Ian Barry Stuart Page & Chelsea Cassio 15 February 2013 (2013-02-15) 1.131[6]
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.
4 4 "Brotherly Love" Andrew Prowse Stuart Page 22 February 2013 (2013-02-22) 1.095[7]

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.


Guest cast: Daniel Daperis and Sara Gleeson
First appearance of Joy McDonald
5 5 "Hearts and Flowers" Ian Barry Stuart Page 1 March 2013 (2013-03-01) 1.088[8]

When the Begonia Festival's head judge is found burnt to death in his own glasshouse, all eyes turn to two feuding contestants.


Guest cast: John Wood, David Whiteley, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Alinta Chidzey, and Michael Bishop
6 6 "If the Shoe Fits" Andrew Prowse Stuart Page 8 March 2013 (2013-03-08) 1.021[9]

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.


Guest cast: John Wood, Sara Gleeson and Jacek Koman
7 7 "Bedlam" Declan Eames Chris Corbett 15 March 2013 (2013-03-15) 0.836 (Overnight)[10]

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?


Guest cast: John Stanton, Matthew Dyktynski and Lara Jean Marshall
First appearance of Chief Supt. Douglas Ashby
8 8 "Game of Champions" Ian Barry Stuart Page 22 March 2013 (2013-03-22) 0.948[11]

Doctor Lucien Blake is drawn into the new world of television when contestants of a successful TV quiz show start dying.


Guest cast: John Wood and Nicholas Bell
9 9 "All That Glitters" Andrew Prowse Tim Pye 29 March 2013 (2013-03-29) 0.969[12]
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.
10 10 "Someone's Son, Someone's Daughter" Ian Barry Jane Allen 5 April 2013 (2013-04-05) 1.045[13]

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.


Guest cast: John Wood and Sara Gleeson
Last regular appearance of Constable Daniel Parks

Series 2 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Australian viewers
(million)
11
1
"The Heart of the Matter"
Declan Eames
Stuart Page
7 February 2014 (2014-02-07)
12
2
"The Food of Love"
Declan Eames
Pete McTighe
14 February 2014 (2014-02-14)
13
3
"A Foreign Field"
Lee Rogers
Marcia Gardner
21 February 2014 (2014-02-21)
14
4
"Smoke and Mirrors"
Lee Rogers
Chelsea Cassio
28 February 2014 (2014-02-28)
15
5
"Crossing The Line"
Pino Amenta
Chelsea Cassio
7 March 2014 (2014-03-07)
16
6
"Mortal Coil"
Pino Amenta
Stuart Page
14 March 2014 (2014-03-14)
17
7
"The Silence"
Declan Eames
Pete McTighe
21 March 2014 (2014-03-21)
18
8
"The Ties of the Past"
Declan Eames
Marcia Gardner
28 March 2014 (2014-03-28)
19
9
"The Sky is Empty"
Ian Barry
Chelsea Cassio
4 April 2014 (2014-04-04)
20
10
"An Invincible Summer"
Ian Barry
Stuart Page
11 April 2014 (2014-04-11)

Series 3 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Australian viewers
(million)
21
1
"King of the Lake"
Pino Amenta
Michael Harvey
13 February 2015 (2015-02-13)
22
2
"My Brother's Keeper"
Pino Amenta
Chelsea Cassio
20 February 2015 (2015-02-20)
23
3
"This Time And This Place"
Fiona Banks
Michael Miller
27 February 2015 (2015-02-27)
24
4
"By the Southern Cross"
Fiona Banks
Roger Monk
6 March 2015 (2015-03-06)
25
5
"A Night to Remember"
Karl Zwicky
Jeff Truman
13 March 2015 (2015-03-13)
26
6
"Women and Children"
Karl Zwicky
Stuart Page
20 March 2015 (2015-03-20)
27
7
"Room Without a View"
Declan Eames
Chelsea Cassio
27 March 2015 (2015-03-27)
28
8
TBA
Declan Eames
Stuart Page
3 April 2015 (2015-04-03)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Doctor Blake Murder Mysteries - ABC TV". ABC1. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Series 1 [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Doctor Blake Mysteries, The - Season 1". JB HI-FI. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Friday 1 February 2013". TV Tonight. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Friday 8 February 2013". TV Tonight. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Timeshifted: Friday 15 February 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Timeshifted: Friday 22 February 2013". TV Tonight. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Timeshifted: Friday 1 March 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Timeshifted: Friday 8 March 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Friday 15 March 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Timeshifted: Friday 22 March 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Timeshifted: Friday 29 March 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Timeshifted: Friday 5 April 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 April 2014.