The Great Detective

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The Great Detective
StarringDouglas Campbell
James Dugan
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes35
Running time60 minutes
Original networkCBC Television
Original releaseJanuary 17, 1979 –
March 4, 1982

The Great Detective is a Canadian television drama, which aired on CBC from 1979 to 1982. It starred Douglas Campbell and James Dugan.


The Great Detective was inspired by the exploits of John Wilson Murray, Canada's first government-appointed detective, set in the latter part of the Victorian era. The leading character, Inspector Alistair Cameron, was a fictional counterpart of Murray. Inspector Cameron was ably assisted by his friend, forensic scientist Dr. Chisholm. A taped series, The Great Detective was produced on location at Rockwood, Kleinburg and Shadow Lake in Ontario, as well as Victoria, areas of downtown Toronto and CBC's television Studio 7.

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