Monday, May 16, 2011

"Murdoch Mysteries": Forensic Sleuthing In The Age Of Invention

The Toronto-lensed dramatic TV series, "Murdoch Mysteries: Season 3", is now available on DVD from Entertainment One.

"Murdoch Mysteries" stars Yannick Bisson as 'William Murdoch', a police detective working in Toronto, Ontario during the 1890's, based on the "Detective Murdoch" novels by author Maureen Jennings.

"Murdoch Mysteries" originated with three MOW's broadcast in 2004 and 2005, with Canadian actor Peter Outerbridge cast as 'Murdoch'. The original three movies, shot in both Winnipeg and Toronto.

Detective Murdoch' (Bisson) solves many of his cases using methods of detection that were unusual at that time, including fingerprinting, human-blood testing and trace evidence. His assistants are 'Inspector Brackenreid' (Thomas Craig), 'Doctor Julia Ogden' (Hélène Joy) and inexperienced partner 'Constable George Crabtree' (Jonny Harris).

Historical characters the likes of 'Buffalo Bill Cody', 'Annie Oakley', 'H. G. Wells', 'Nikola Tesla', 'Wilfrid Laurier' and 'Queen Victoria' have appeared on the show, often foreshadowing future events.

"Murdoch Mysteries" is produced/developed by Shaftesbury Films in association with Citytv, Granada International, UKTV and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Television Fund.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a clip from the "Murdoch Mysteries"...