The Doctor Blake Mysteries

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Season One

DVD - 2015
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In 1959, Dr. Lucian Blake returns to his Australian hometown to continue his late father's medical practice, but it is his additional responsibility as the town's chief medical officer that leads him to investigating cases of suspicious death.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc., [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 574 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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In 1959, Dr. Lucien Blake returns to his rural Australian hometown to run his late father's medical practice. He becomes a medical examiner, and is drawn to solving murders that confound local law enforcement. A most entertaining series, currently in its fourth season.


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lizardi
Sep 13, 2020

This doesn't measure up to the other great mystery dramas shown on PBS. I gave up after watching two - pretty boring. Life is too short to waste time - pales in comparison to Prime Suspect, Broadchurch, The Line (foreign language - I think that what it was called), and more.

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brownie1_1
Sep 09, 2020

Maybe it's because I watched season 1 of the excellent Endeavour just before watching season 1 of this series that I found it shallow, pedestrian, without much intrigue, and more or less predictable. I did watch all ten episodes hoping for improvement. For my money, that did not happen. I will not bother watching more.

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val1
Mar 16, 2019

Took a chance on this series from Australia and was so glad I did! I highly recommend it! It has a lot of the same quality programming that I've seen from other series from ABC (Aust. Broadcasting Corp.). The writing is first rate and found myself binge-watching at least 2 or 3 episodes at a time because you really can't guess what is going to happen at the end - not predictable at all! The characters are well-rounded too! Am definitely looking forward to watching all of the rest of the 5 series available here at EPL (Edmonton Public Library).

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empbee
Aug 06, 2018

Good episodes. The character of doctor Blake is not always realistic but entertaining. A nice and different than usual set of household.

Quite enjoyable post WWII medical-detective work. The accents are mostly comprehensible, unlike some Aussie tv productions where we need the subtitles to follow the plot.

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SandraLH
Sep 14, 2017

Dr. Blake is a rather melancholy, talented Police surgeon living with painful memories of his past and surrounded by interesting characters. A theme song reminiscent of the violin of Sherlock Holmes. Quite enjoyable crime mystery series. No heavy hard-to-decipher Aussie accents. Looking forward to seeind Season 2 & 3.

librarylil Aug 16, 2017

If your a fan of Miss Fischer you will enjoy this series highly recommend!

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daysleeper236
Jul 03, 2017

A completely addictive mystery series, on par with "A Place to Call Home". Features fascinating characters with sizzling on-screen chemistry, and intelligent dialogue with loads of wry humour. Highly recommended.

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Rubicat
Apr 16, 2017

I have been watching on PBS for several months however by the time I knew about the show, it was already at season 3 and I could not figure out the relationships between Dr Blake and his housemates so I wanted to view the first season. Unfortunately, it didn't clarify anything. Nothing explained where the father is, how the housekeeper came to them. It doesn't really matter - the stories are good, the acting is okay but I don't find the character of Dr. Blake to be unlikeable and self-centered. Oh well, not every character can be pleasant, well-rounded and well-liked. I give this a B-.

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hgibbins
Apr 03, 2017

An excellent series, well worth watching. Unlike current shows in this genre they are actually technically & scientifically accurate.

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