The Doctor Blake Mysteries

The BEST episodes of The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Accompanied by haunting memories of his service time in World War II, Dr Lucian Blake returns home to Australia after 30 years to take over his deceased father's medical practice. As he deals with his own personal loss and changed by his war experiences, the wry, personable doctor performs his other role as police surgeon with gusto. His unconventional and unpredictable manner unnerve some, but it becomes clear Dr Blake is ahead of his time in his use of forensic science, and in his own understanding of the human heart, to help solve murder mysteries in the country town of Ballarat.

Last Updated: 2/25/2022Network: ABC (AU)
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Hear The Angels Sing
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8.12
125 votes

#1 - Hear The Angels Sing

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/5/2017

The death of a policeman coincides with the reappearance of an old enemy, as the past and the present begin to finally catch up with Blake.

Directors: Fiona Banks
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The Visible World
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7.99
151 votes

#2 - The Visible World

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/25/2016

When Blake's old friend turned enemy Derek Alderton is found dead, the hunt for the killer turns back onto Blake himself.

Directors: Ian Barry
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Golden Years
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7.98
195 votes

#3 - Golden Years

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/12/2016

Blake helps the new Chief Superintendent investigate the mysterious death of a prominent businessman.

Directors: Declan Eames
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Lucky Numbers
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7.96
186 votes

#4 - Lucky Numbers

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/19/2016

A kidnapping involving the winners of the first ever state lottery, a bus company, and a vagrant leads Blake into a shady world of greed and envy. Also, the Episode Image illustrates a key moment from the last minute of the episode, and should be considered a spoiler. I respectfully ask blip to replace it with one that better illustrates the episode.

Directors: Fiona Banks
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Darkness Visible
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7.95
114 votes

#5 - Darkness Visible

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/3/2015

While investigating the murder of a local magistrate, Dr Blake realises the answers to this crime are inextricably linked with the death of his mother 40 years earlier.

Directors: Declan Eames
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All She Leaves Behind
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7.92
158 votes

#6 - All She Leaves Behind

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/2017

When a controversial writer is found dead & her sister is found unconscious from a suspected suicide, Blake has to search out some truths about Ballarat in order to understand how & why the woman died.

Directors: Alister Grierson
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The Open Road
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7.92
193 votes

#7 - The Open Road

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/5/2016

Dr Lucien Blake returns home to find Ballarat hosting a very public stopover in a round - Australia motor race - and a very suspicious death.

Directors: Declan Eames
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First Dance
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7.91
138 votes

#8 - First Dance

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/2017

When the daughter of the school principal dies at her Debutante Ball, Blake does his best to investigate - despite being housebound.

Directors: Daina Reid
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The Call Of The Void
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7.91
137 votes

#9 - The Call Of The Void

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/2017

When a French Chef is found murdered in the freezer of a restaurant, suspicion soon turns to Bill Hobart. Can Blake clear Hobart's name, or is the Senior Sergeant guilty of brutally murdering a man.

Directors: Alister Grierson
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Measure Twice
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7.84
115 votes

#10 - Measure Twice

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/15/2017

When Blake is called to investigate the murder of a retired carpenter, his only real suspect is discovered praying over the body and covered in blood.

Directors: Daina Reid
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Sorrow Songs
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7.80
167 votes

#11 - Sorrow Songs

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/2017

The murder of a beautiful gypsy woman takes Blake inside the intriguing and exotic world of Romani travellers passing through Ballarat.

Directors: Ian Barry
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If The Shoe Fits
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7.80
177 votes

#12 - If The Shoe Fits

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/8/2013

The death of a foreman at a shoe factory looks like a hideous industrial accident. The body of Polish migrant Giulio Mosca is found mangled in a press, with his hand amputated. It's the fourth accident in nine months. Police Surgeon, Dr Lucien Blake, is furious the factory has such a lack of safety measures and calls for its immediate closure. The owner, local businessman Patrick Tyneman, admits there was no safety guard on the press despite Blake's previous two reports calling for it to be added. Things get physical and Chief Superintendant Matthew Lawson has to intervene. Dr Blake leaks a story about the industrial accident to a reporter, hoping the pressure will force Tyneman to improve safety. Meanwhile, Blake's housekeeper, Jean Beazley, auditions for the town's play even though she knows the lead will go to the usual actress. She rehearses and eventually succeeds in securing a part in The Importance of Being Ernest. The deeper Dr Blake digs into the foreman's death, the more suspicious he becomes about the veil of silence between the migrants at the shoe factory. What exactly are they hiding?

Directors: Andrew Prowse
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For Whom The Bell Tolls
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7.80
152 votes

#13 - For Whom The Bell Tolls

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/18/2016

A man falls from the Ballarat Fire Station bell tower. What appears to be a suicide turns into a murder investigation taking Blake deep into the heart of the Regional Fire Association.

Directors: Ian Barry
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Women and Children
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7.78
115 votes

#14 - Women and Children

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/20/2015

A murder in the hospital leads Blake into a maze of sexual politics and revenge.

Directors: Karl Zwicky
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A Lethal Combination
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7.77
158 votes

#15 - A Lethal Combination

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/17/2017

An exhibition boxing match turns sour when one of the boxers is seemingly beaten to death in front of hundreds of witnesses. Blake must determine the cause of death.

Directors: Ian Barry
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Someone's Son, Someone's Daughter
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7.75
167 votes

#16 - Someone's Son, Someone's Daughter

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/5/2013

The suicide of the local hospital’s first female doctor shocks the community. Dr Blake suspects foul play and sets out to find the murderer amongst the staff and board of the hospital. Meanwhile, another letter from Singapore arrives for Lucien. It takes him days to work up the courage to open it. His reaction to the news about his missing wife and daughter shocks Jean, Mattie and Danny.

Directors: Ian Barry
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The Silence
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7.72
124 votes

#17 - The Silence

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/21/2014

When a Ballarat school Principal is found dead, Blake and Lawson find themselves back at the school where they first met as boys.

Directors: Declan Eames
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Death of a Travelling Salesman
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7.69
204 votes

#18 - Death of a Travelling Salesman

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/15/2013

When a travelling salesman dies in a single car accident on a quiet country road, Chief Superintendant Lawson (Joel Tobeck) labels it a drink driving case. But when Constable Parks reveals the corpse's face was blue, Dr Blake (Craig McLachlan) is intrigued. Although the victim's clothes reek of alcohol, Blake concludes that the salesman was not drunk and certainly died before the crash. But how? And why is the face blue? Dr Blake and Jean (Nadine Garner) head to the boarding house where the dead salesman had been staying. In town for the appliance fair, the state's top vacuum salesmen pitch their new vacuum cleaners to Jean - who is desperate for a new machine. With everyone distracted, Blake snoops around the boarding house and finds a locked basement. Lawson considers the obvious culprits however Dr Blake follows his own hunches until he makes an alarming discovery that shocks everyone.

Directors: Ian Barry
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Room without a View
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7.69
115 votes

#19 - Room without a View

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/27/2015

When the local hardware store owner is mysteriously found dead in a hotel room, Dr Blake decides to spend the night in that same room to try and solve the crime.

Directors: Declan Eames
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The Price Of Love
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7.68
151 votes

#20 - The Price Of Love

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/4/2016

When a solider is killed during a routine training exercise, Doctor Blake finds himself at the Ballarat Military Base facing his old nemesis Major Derek Alderton.

Directors: John Hartley
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Against The Odds
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7.66
159 votes

#21 - Against The Odds

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/26/2016

A jockey dies the morning after a big win. But Blake has other worries to deal with - his home life has unexpectedly been thrown into chaos. How will he solve this one?

Directors: Fiona Banks
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Hearts and Flowers
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7.65
173 votes

#22 - Hearts and Flowers

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/1/2013

When the Begonia Festival's head judge is found incinerated in his own glasshouse, all eyes turn to two feuding contestants. Nick Manos and Charles Griffiths are lifelong rivals at everything, thanks to a family argument that started back in 1870. They are also fierce competitors in the flower festival. The day before the head flower judge died, Manos publicly accused him of taking bribes and threatening him. Charles Griffith also has motive. It is an event also marred by the sudden collapse of another judge, heiress Angela Waterston. Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson suspects it could be either of the men. The autopsy reveals how the professor was murdered however vested interests want to keep it quiet until after the festival. Lawson agrees and Dr Lucien Blake reluctantly takes Professor Ormond's place on the judging panel. Entrant Maria Manos thrills locals by publicly demanding pageant host, Charles Griffith, shake hands and end the family feud with her father. She then announces her engagement to Griffith's son, Oliver. Meanwhile Dr Blake is asked to walk the terminally ill heiress, Angela, down the aisle and do the bridal waltz, to which he agrees despite loathing dancing. Back at Dr Blake's surgery, an airmail letter arrives from Singapore, giving him hope of finding his missing wife and daughter. Are people really murdering over their prize winning begonias - or is there something more sinister going on?

Directors: Ian Barry
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A Difficult Lie
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7.65
148 votes

#23 - A Difficult Lie

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/11/2016

When a reporter's body is discovered on the 18th hole at the local golf course, Blake is called in to investigate.

Directors: John Hartley
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A Good Drop
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7.63
131 votes

#24 - A Good Drop

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/29/2017

As Blake investigates the murder of a farmer and a mysterious case of arson, an unlikely party suddenly throws his future with Jean into chaos.

Directors: Fiona Banks
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My Brother's Keeper
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7.62
109 votes

#25 - My Brother's Keeper

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/20/2015

When a Ballarat farmer is found dead in a cow pen, locals are quick to blame livestock for trampling the man, but Doctor Blake isn't convinced.

Directors: Pino Amenta
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