The bronzed surfie who wowed the girls in Neighbours has morphed into a police doctor. By Nick Grant.
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After the acclaimed 40th Anniversary Tour this year in the UK, we take the show down under. Dates include Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.
A body found in the lake turns out to be a girl from the local reform school. Lawson immediately suspects a gang of local hoodlums who have connections to the girl and gets Constable Parks to make an arrest. Lawson's ready to charge him, but Blake isn't convinced and together he and district nurse Mattie O'Brien to find out more about the reform school and the girl.
Episode 10 - Someone's Son, Someone's Daughter 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.
Episode 9 - All That Glitters A prospector announces to a crowded pub that he has struck gold and later that night is found at the bottom of his mine shaft after showing off the nugget in the pub. The location of the murder triggers distressing war memories for Dr Blake.
Episode 08 - Game of Champions Dr Blake is drawn into the new world of TV when contestants in a successful TV quiz show start dying.
Episode 07 - Bedlam A psychiatric inmate, David Hoyle, is the clear culprit in the fatal stabbing of a nurse at Blackhill Asylum. When Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson and Police Surgeon Dr Lucien Blake arrive at the crime scene, Hoyle is having electro convulsive therapy.
Episode 6 - If The Shoe Fits 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.
Episode 5 - Hearts and Flowers. When the Begonia Festival's head judge is found incinerated in his own glasshouse, all eyes turn to two feuding contestants.
Episode 4 - Brotherly Love. When a delirious prisoner on death row tells Dr Blake he is innocent of the police shooting for which he is soon to hang, Blake is stunned - and believes him. But no one else seems interested in uncovering the truth.
Episode 3 - Death Of A Travelling Salesman. 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?
February 15, 2013: You may recognise him from Neighbours, but Craig McLachlan joined us to discuss his new leading role on ‘Dr Blake Mysteries’.
Episode 2 - The Greater Good. On the eve of Anzac Day, Dr Blake (Craig McLachlan) bumps into a former British Army colleague at the police station, Major Derek Alderton (Neil Pigot). Alderton is in town, trying to track down two army deserters believed to be hiding out in the area. But before they can reminisce, Dr Blake is called to the morgue where the body of the attendant, Bert Prentice, lies with shocking injuries in a pool of blood.
Craig McLachlan aka Dr Lucien Blake would like to thank the 1.176m viewers who watched The Doctor Blake Mysteries and made it the #1 show on Friday night! Hopefully countless more will tune in for the episodes to come!
Episode 1 - Still Waters. It's 1959, the maverick Dr Lucien Blake has returned to take over his deceased father's medical practice. He also undertakes his other role as police surgeon with precision and gusto.