In this period medical mystery series Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning to take over his dead father’s medical practice. And one of the unwanted duties his father left him is the on-call role of police surgeon. Set in the gothic gold rush town of Ballarat in 1959.
The wealth that built its grand architecture is long gone – but not the mysteries, murder and deceit that linger beneath the surface of its faded glory.
The show was cancelled after five seasons on ABC but Channel 7 picked up the series for a one-off TV Movie called The Blake Mysteries. This moved the action to the 1960’s and didn’t feature Dr Blake instead concentrating on the sleuthing capabilities of his housekeeper Jean Beazley.
Craig McLachlan as Doctor Lucien Blake
Nadine Garner as Jean Beazley
Rick Donald as Constable Daniel Parks
Cate Wolfe as Mattie O’Brien
Joel Tobeck as Chief Supt. Matthew Lawson
Charlie Cousins as Senior Constable Charlie Davis
Craig Hall as Chief Supt. William Munro
Rodger Corser as Chief Supt. Frank Carlyle
Anna McGahan as Rose Anderson
Belinda McClory as Dr Alice Harvey
John Wood as Patrick Tyneman
Lee Beckhurst as Edward Tyneman
David Whiteley as Sergeant Bill Hobart
Tim Potter as Gus Hawting
Timothy Quabba as Ned Simmons
Ian Rooney as Cec
Criginated and Created by: George Adams & Tony Wright
Executive Producers: Tony Wright, Carole Sklan, Christopher Gist
Producer: George Adams
ABC | 44×54 minutes 1×90 minutes | Premiered 1 February 2013