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 5 November 2017, 44 episodes of The Doctor Blake Mysteries have aired.[1]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired Network
1 10 1 February 2013 (2013-02-01) 5 April 2013 (2013-04-05) ABC
2 10 7 February 2014 (2014-02-07) 11 April 2014 (2014-04-11)
3 8 13 February 2015 (2015-02-13) 3 April 2015 (2015-04-03)
4 8 5 February 2016 (2016-02-05) 25 March 2016 (2016-03-25)
5 8 17 September 2017 (2017-09-17) 5 November 2017 (2017-11-05)
Telemovie 12 November 2017 (2017-11-12)


Series 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
Title[2] Directed by Written by Original air date AUS viewers
1 1 "Still Waters" Andrew Prowse Stuart Page 1 February 2013 (2013-02-01) 1.176 (Overnight)[3]

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)[4]

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[5]
4 4 "Brotherly Love" Andrew Prowse Stuart Page 22 February 2013 (2013-02-22) 1.095[6]

Guest cast: Daniel Daperis and Sara Gleeson
First appearance of Joy McDonald Dedication: This episode was dedicated in memory of special effects artist, Aaron Beaucaire.
5 5 "Hearts and Flowers" Ian Barry Stuart Page 1 March 2013 (2013-03-01) 1.088[7]

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[8]

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)[9]

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[10]

Guest cast: John Wood and Nicholas Bell
9 9 "All That Glitters" Andrew Prowse Tim Pye 29 March 2013 (2013-03-29) 0.969[11]
10 10 "Someone's Son, Someone's Daughter" Ian Barry Jane Allen 5 April 2013 (2013-04-05) 1.045[12]

Ballarat Hospital's first female doctor is found dead, seemingly by suicide. Blake is convinced that a surgeon at the hospital and enemy of his is at fault.

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

Series 2 (2014)[edit]

No. in
Title[13] Directed by Written by Original air date AUS viewers
11 1 "The Heart of the Matter" Declan Eames Stuart Page 7 February 2014 (2014-02-07) 1.117[14]

Blake returns from Shanghai just as the mayor of Ballarat is murdered. Blake and Superintendent Lawson have to tread carefully among the mayor's many enemies. When Blake's friend, Joy, is also found dead in the same place it becomes personal. A new senior constable, Charlie Davis, believed by Lawson to report back on his and Blake's activities, is sent by Melbourne.

Guest cast: John Wood and Sara Gleeson
First regular appearance of Constable Charlie Davis and last appearance of Joy McDonald
12 2 "The Food of Love" Declan Eames Pete McTighe 14 February 2014 (2014-02-14) 1.011[15]

Bobby Lee, lead singer of a rock and roll group, dies in an alley, of a single stab wound, outside Ballarat's concert hall amongst his fans. Blake investigates his fans including a pub owner's 16 year old daughter with a vivid imagination, another fanatical female fan, other band members and a preacher with a violent past who hates the devil's music. Mattie spends the day in a cell after assaulting senior constable Davis.

Guest cast: Cameron Daddo
13 3 "A Foreign Field" Lee Rogers Marcia Gardner 21 February 2014 (2014-02-21) 0.914 (Overnight)[16]

The body of a man is found by a tree, having been there overnight. The autopsy reveals he had been poisoned by cyanide and his clothes have no labels. The last person to be seen with the man was a blonde woman. When his wife appears they believe they have his name but she, a blonde, becomes a suspect when further investigation reveals the man had multiple identities and lovers. A coded message, which Blake tries to decode, a Soviet agent, is and an intellectually disabled Peeping Tom may hold clues to the death. Alice Harvey, a new pathologist joins the Ballarat medical team.

Guest cast: Edwina Wren, Sibylla Budd and Mark Casamento
First regular appearance of Dr. Alice Harvey
14 4 "Smoke and Mirrors" Lee Rogers Chelsea Cassio 28 February 2014 (2014-02-28) 1.111[17]

Two seemingly unrelated incidents; the president of the local flying club falling to his death from the balcony of the Colonists Club but with massive internal injuries and a police constable injured in a hit and run. Tobacco smuggling seems to be the connection but the two local pilots have alibis and the only airworthy plane was on the ground. Senior constable Davis falls foul of Superintendent Lawson.

Guest cast: John Wood
15 5 "Crossing The Line" Pino Amenta Chelsea Cassio 7 March 2014 (2014-03-07) 1.020[18]
A projectionist dies in a fire in his projection room at the cinema. Is it foul play? It soon becomes apparent he was murdered. Blake finds in the projection room some partially destroyed, flammable 16 mm film. In the dead man's room is a bill for a four poster bed delivered to a derelict mansion owned by Patrick Tyneman's son. Restoring some of the film reveals a pornographic film and Mattie knows one of the participants. Jean has a possible suitor in a fireman, who was in the cinema and tried to save the projectionist's life.
16 6 "Mortal Coil" Pino Amenta Stuart Page 14 March 2014 (2014-03-14) 1.002[19]
At a funeral, the pallbearers drop the coffin, and it bursts open to reveal two bodies. The second body is of an itinerant scrap metal dealer who has been shot in the head. Blake knew the man and, using the man's horse and cart, retraces his route to an abandoned shed and discovers evidence of another murder. Lawson and Davis are perturbed by Blake's erratic behaviour that has come to Melbourne's attention. Blake and Lawson dig up another body, which leads to a search for a third.
17 7 "The Silence" Declan Eames Pete McTighe 21 March 2014 (2014-03-21) 1.101[20]
The headmaster of the local school is found dead in his office from a blow to the head but the excessive bleeding and enlarged spleen reveal rat poison as a contributing factor. Lawson suspects the deputy headmaster, who had bullied him at the same school which they attended as youngsters. Blake Investigates how the poison was administered and the women involved with the headmaster when a more sinister reason emerges between two siblings at the school.
18 8 "The Ties of the Past" Declan Eames Marcia Gardner 28 March 2014 (2014-03-28) 1.069[21]

Guest cast: John Wood
19 9 "The Sky is Empty" Ian Barry Chelsea Cassio 4 April 2014 (2014-04-04) 1.083[22]
20 10 "An Invincible Summer" Ian Barry Stuart Page 11 April 2014 (2014-04-11) 1.060[23]

Series 3 (2015)[edit]

No. in
Title[24] Directed by Written by Original air date AUS viewers
21 1 "King of the Lake" Pino Amenta Michael Harvey 13 February 2015 (2015-02-13) 1.174[25]

A 17 year old champion rower drowns after being thrown into the lake in celebration of a win. Blake is unhappy with the way the extremely fit boy drowned so quickly and with alcohol in his lungs. The boy's obstructive, domineering father with heart trouble hampers the investigation and the boy's recent phobia about the colour yellow may be the key to solving the mystery. Blake offers lodgings to Charlie Davis and in clearing the room finds a medical file on his own mother.

Guest cast: John Wood
22 2 "My Brother's Keeper" Pino Amenta Pino Amenta 20 February 2015 (2015-02-20) 1.063[26]

The death of a farmer trampled to death in his own cattle pens and a misidentification leads to problems for Blake when Superintendent Ashby is dismissed and replaced by Superintendent Munroe, who is determined to rein in Blake or dismiss him as police surgeon.

First regular appearance of Chief Superintendent Munroe
23 3 "This Time and This Place" Fiona Banks Michael Miller 27 February 2015 (2015-02-27) 1.156[27]
A young woman is shot dead at a Bonfire Night celebration and the police arrest an Aboriginal boy holding a gun in his hand. Blake realises the murder is not that simple and is forced to challenge the racist bias of both the police and the whole town but the evidence clears then condemns the boy. Jean receives a letter that her son's wife is expecting a baby. Blake writes to his daughter in China.
24 4 "By the Southern Cross" Fiona Banks Roger Monk 6 March 2015 (2015-03-06) 1.103[28]

Communist agitators, friends of Mattie from university, descend on Ballarat to cause trouble when a government minister, Mattie's father, is speaking. One of the agitators is found dead and Blake seeks evidence to corroborate forensic evidence on the body. Mattie suspects Charlie is spying on Blake for Superintendent Munroe. Blake is shocked to discover from one of his mother's friends that she died of a diabetic coma.

Guest cast: John Wood, Martin Sacks and Helen Morse
25 5 "A Night to Remember" Karl Zwicky Jeff Truman 13 March 2015 (2015-03-13) 1.117[29]

When a famous actress is murdered at a charity event at the Colonist's Club, it really does become a Night to Remember.

Guest cast: John Wood
26 6 "Women and Children" Karl Zwicky Stuart Page 20 March 2015 (2015-03-20) 1.012[30]
A murder in the hospital leads Blake into a maze of sexual politics and revenge.
27 7 "Room without a View" Declan Eames Chelsea Cassio 27 March 2015 (2015-03-27) 1.077[31]

Guest cast: Gary Sweet
28 8 "Darkness Visible" Declan Eames Stuart Page 3 April 2015 (2015-04-03) 1.205[32]

Guest cast: John Wood

Last appearances of Douglas Ashby and Chief Superintendent Munroe

Series 4 (2016)[edit]

No. in
Title[33] Directed by Written by Original air date AUS viewers
29 1 "The Open Road" Declan Eames Stuart Page 5 February 2016 (2016-02-05) 1.142[34]

It's 1960 and Dr Lucien Blake returns home to find Ballarat hosting a very public stopover in a cross-country, endurance motor race - and a very suspicious death. Chief Superintendent Lawson is seriously injured and retires. Blake recognises his growing feelings for Jean and he takes his mother's engagement ring from his study. A new reporter taken on at the local paper, The Courier, is Lawson's niece Rose Anderson.

Last regular appearance of Chief Superintendent Lawson and first appearance of Rose Anderson
30 2 "Golden Years" Declan Eames Pete McTighe 12 February 2016 (2016-02-12) 1.091[35]

Two businessmen/brothers announce plans for a theme park to glorify Ballarat's goldrush past. The following morning one brother is found dead in the local baths. Doctor Blake soon realises the death is suspicious. Chief Superintendent Frank Carlyle replaces Lawson. Mattie O'Brien leaves Ballarat for a new post at St Bartholomew's hospital, London. Blake borrows Jean's engagement ring from her first marriage to have his mother's engagement ring resized.

First appearance of Chief Superintendent Carlyle and last regular appearance of Mattie O'Brien
31 3 "Lucky Numbers" Fiona Banks Paul Oliver 19 February 2016 (2016-02-19) 1.098[36]
A kidnapping involving the winners of the first ever state lottery leads Blake into a shady world of greed and envy. Solving the case provides Blake with the opportunity to finally propose to Jean just as Mei Lin, Blake's wife presumed dead, arrives at the front door.
32 4 "Against The Odds" Fiona Banks Stuart Page 26 February 2016 (2016-02-26) 1.125[37]
A jockey dies the morning after a big win. Carlyle is in debt to a bookmaker who is one of the suspects. Blake's household is strained with Jean and Mei Lin under the same roof. Mei Lin leaves to stay in a hotel and Blake puts the engagement ring away.
33 5 "The Price of Love" John Hartley Chelsea Cassio 4 March 2016 (2016-03-04) 1.088[38]
When a soldier is killed during a routine training exercise, Doctor Blake investigates soldiers and their wives involved in a promiscuous circle of swapping partners. When another soldier's separated wife is found dead and a woman working in the army laundry cannot be found another motive surfaces being investigated by Blake's old commanding officer, Major Derek Alderton, who seems reluctant to co-operate.
34 6 "A Difficult Lie" John Hartley Paul Jenner 11 March 2016 (2016-03-11) 1.081[39]
When a reporter's body, Terry Reynolds, is discovered on the 18th hole at the local golf course, Blake is called in to investigate Reynolds who had enemies at the golf course and the newspaper The Courier. Rose helps to uncover the secrets Reynolds had amassed and a secret of her editor Edward Tyneman. An article in The Courier about Mei Lin's return strains further Blake and Jean's relationship.
35 7 "For Whom The Bell Tolls" Ian Barry Sarah Lambert 18 March 2016 (2016-03-18) 1.018[40]
A fireman, Cec Drury's brother, falls from the Ballarat Fire Station bell tower in front of Mei Lin. What appears to be a suicide turns into a murder investigation of his colleagues who were all attending a fire. Rose brings pictures to Jean of Mei Lin arguing with Major Alderton and Jean overhears him threatening her. Mei Lin confesses to Blake that Alderton had been using her and threats against their daughter to get at Blake.
36 8 "The Visible World" Ian Barry Stuart Page 25 March 2016 (2016-03-25) 1.059[41]
Blake takes a pistol to the Ballarat observatory to meet Major Alderton who tries to blackmail Blake into returning to the army with Mei Lin for service in the growing Indo-China war. As the sky darkened during the eclipse Alderton is stabbed in front of Blake. When a knife is found in Mei Lin's room Blake is arrested. From his cell Blake has to solve the murder before he is taken to Melbourne by the Special Branch and then Mei Lin confesses.

Series 5 (2017)[edit]

No. in
Title[42] Directed by Written by Original air date AUS viewers
37 1 "A Lethal Combination" Ian Barry Paul Oliver 17 September 2017 (2017-09-17) 0.929[43]

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.

Last regular appearance of Chief Superintendent Caryle and reintroduction of Chief Superintendent Lawson
38 2 "Sorrow Songs" Ian Barry David Hannam 24 September 2017 (2017-09-24) 0.903[44]
The murder of a beautiful woman takes Blake inside the intriguing and exotic world of Romani travellers passing through Ballarat.
39 3 "The Call Of The Void" Alister Grierson Victoria Madden 1 October 2017 (2017-10-01) 0.884[45]
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?
40 4 "All She Leaves Behind" Alister Grierson Stuart Page 8 October 2017 (2017-10-08) 0.961[46]
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.
41 5 "Measure Twice" Daina Reid Paul Jenner 15 October 2017 (2017-10-15) 1.024[47]
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.
42 6 "First Dance" Daina Reid Eloise Healey 22 October 2017 (2017-10-22) 1.086[48]
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.
43 7 "A Good Drop" Fiona Banks Paul Jenner 29 October 2017 (2017-10-29) 1.060[49]
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.
44 8 "Hear The Angels Sing" Fiona Banks Stuart Page 5 November 2017 (2017-11-05) 1.028[50]

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.

Guest cast: John Wood, Craig Hall, Annie Jones and Gary Sweet

Telemovie (2017)[edit]

No. in
Title[51] Directed by Written by Original air date AUS viewers
45 1 "Family Portrait" Ian Barry Paul Jenner 12 November 2017 (2017-11-12) 1.070[52]
Blake's impending marriage to Jean is overshadowed when tragedy strikes the Tyneman family shortly after Edward's nuptuials to blushing bride Harriet. Meanwhile, Blake's aunt Dorothy asks him to track down her long-lost granddaughter, Caroline.

In the UK the telemovie was broadcast in two parts as episodes 9 and 10 of series 5 on 24 and 25 May 2018.[53]


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