The Doctor Blake Mysteries is an Australian mystery drama that has been airing from 2013 and is ongoing. The series launched on ABC and so far to date there has been 3 seasons.What’s It All About?
#DBM focuses on the life of Dr Lucien Blake who makes his return to Ballarat in order to take over the medical practice of his father who has passed away. Along with being Doctor to the community in the town he also doubles as the police surgeon for the town.What’s Been Happening?
Season 1 episode 1 of #DoctorBlakeMysteries aired on February 1, 2013 and started with the death of a girl from a reform school who was found dead in a lake. Dr Blake has suspicions that the death is not an accident and the police force in the town is shocked by his methods of investigation.
Throughout the series Dr Blake dealt with a morgue attendant who was murdered and a body stolen, a salesman dying in what seemed to be a car accident but it turned out that he wasn’t drunk and he was in fact dead before the crash. Dr Blake stops a man on death row being killed as he is innocent, a factory foreman dies in what seems to be an industrial accident but there was more to it and a goldminer was killed and dumped in a mine shaft.
Season 3 is the most recent season to air at the time of writing and episode 1 aired on February 13, 2015 when Dr Blake looked into the death of a rower. Throughout the season he has dealt with the death of a farmer who looked like he was trampled by one of his bulls, an actress who was murdered, a hospital murder and the death of a magistrate. Season 3 ended on April 3, 2015.
So is there going to be a season 4 of The Dr Blake Mysteries?
Fans of The Dr Blake Mysteries are going to be very happy to hear that there is going to be a season 4 coming our way.
Season 4 is set to make a return to our TV screens in February 2016 and the return of the popular crime TV series was confirmed on June 4, 2015. At the moment it is unclear as to whether Nadine Garner is making a return in season 4 as she apparently exited the series.
Australian actor Craig McLachlan plays Dr Blake and the show has enjoyed a huge following since it first aired with viewers averaging around 1 million. Recently McLachlan spoke up about the show saying that he was excited to be doing a fourth series and all the crew and cast members wanted to come back. While McLachlan has been perfect for the role the director admitted that he wasn’t cast for the role until the last minute as he was considered to be too young for the role.
Production for season 4 of The Dr Blake Mysteries will begin in September and viewers can expect another 8 episodes.
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- There have been many superb episodes of The Dr Blake Mysteries. Episode 4 of season 3 stands out when the doctor had to look into the death of one of the friends of Mattie and dug out some family tensions.
- Season 3 episode 7 was among the outstanding when a hardware store owner was found dead under mysterious circumstances and the Dr spent the night in the room solving the crime.
- Season 3 episode 8 was popular when a local magistrate was killed and the death is linked to that of the Doctors mother 40 years prior.
If you have been enjoying The Dr Blake Mysteries you will be happy to hear that you can purchase the seasons on DVD to watch whenever you want.
Have you been a fan of The Dr Blake Mysteries and have you watched the crime drama show since it first aired? Are you looking forward to watching season 4 when it airs next year? Let us know your thoughts about the show in the comments.