The Doctor Blake Mysteries

###The Doctor Blake Mysteries Season 4

Returns Friday 5 February at 8:30pm

Episode 1:

Dr Lucien Blake returns home to find Ballarat hosting a very public stopover in a round - Australia motor race – and a very suspicious death. CAST: Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner and Anna McGahan

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Glad to see that they keep rolling this series along.

I’m predicting this new season will be another ratings hit, with similar ratings to last year.

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Nadine Garner makes some good points about the ABC not standing proud about this show which is a ratings hit, while trying to chase younger audiences by making shows which frankly just don’t rate.

Nadine Garner gets stuck into the ABC
The Sydney Morning Herald

Brilliant cliffhanger at the end of this week’s episode.

u tell em Nadine :slight_smile: maby if the crap keeps going they should look @ moving to one of the commercial channels and tell abc to stick it :wink:

They finally gave The Doctor Blake Mysteries a TV Week cover. Great to see something other than that soapie on the cover.
TV Week

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Former Blue Heelers stars have been appearing on Doctor Blake, in guest or recurring roles.

In order:

John Wood (Snr Sgt Tom Croydon)

Neil Pigot (Insp Falcon-Price)

Ditch Davey (Snr Const Evan Jones)

Hope it returns in 2017… What next? Martin Sacks (Det Snr Const PJ Hasham) :wink:

Enjoyed the 2015 season

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Quite a dramatic finale

###Doctor Blake back for series 5

The Doctor will be back! ABC is thrilled to announce that our number one locally produced drama series, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, has been commissioned for a fifth series.

Starring the formidable talents of Craig McLachlan as police surgeon Dr Lucien Blake and Nadine Garner as his devoted housekeeper Jean, The Doctor Blake Mysteries continues to attract a huge audience year upon year.

ABC Director of Television Richard Finlayson says “We are delighted to commission more Doctor Blake for our audience. Series four has been the most successful to date with an average audience of 1.67 million viewers across TV broadcast and iview*. Doctor Blake satisfies an appetite for engaging, home grown stories.”

Series Co-creator and showrunner George Adams says “December Media is elated to be returning to 1960s Ballarat once again to bring our loyal audience more tales of murder, mystery, mayhem and a wee bit of love with Blake, Jean and all our favourite characters.”

Series five will see Doctor Blake facing mysteries on every front, from the boxing ring to the vineyards of Victoria, from Gypsy camps to the Debutants Ball. Loyalties will be tested, friendships will be strained and faiths will be challenged. Will Blake and Jean finally find the happiness they so richly deserve? And can they then survive the return of an avenging nemesis from the recent past?

The fifth series of The Doctor Blake Mysteries will be filmed later in the year and air on ABC TV in 2017.

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Good to see the ABC supporting the shows that viewers love.

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Cameras roll on series 5 of The Doctor Blake Mysteries

ABC is pleased to announce that filming is underway in Melbourne on the latest installment of the hugely popular, period crime drama The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

In series five, Doctor Lucien Blake and his long-suffering housekeeper and confidant Jean Beazley now face a new future together, full of possibility… but life has a few more surprises in store for the both of them.

Once again they’ll be confronted by murder and mystery at every turn. From the boxing ring to a new French bistro, from an exotic camp of travelling Romani gypsies to the local Debutante Ball… Ballarat is slowly changing.

And amongst all of this loyalties will be tested, friendships will be strained, beliefs will be challenged and lives threatened. Will Blake and Jean finally find the happiness they so richly deserve? Is Charlie ready for more responsibility at the Station? How will Rose work with two generations of the Tyneman’s? And who is the avenging nemesis from the past?

Doctor Blake is ready to solve a series of strange and shocking crimes. But he’s about to discover that each and every one of his actions has consequences. And no good deed ever goes unpunished…

Series five of The Doctor Blake Mysteries will air next year on ABC TV.

According to TV Week, Rodger Corser won’t be in the next season of The Doctor Blake Mysteries because of his commitment to Doctor Doctor.

###The Doctor Blake Mysteries Season 5

Doctor Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan) and his long-suffering housekeeper and confidant Jean Beazley (Nadine Gardner) face a new future together in a new season, full of possibility… but life has a few more surprises in store for the both of them. Once again they’ll be confronted by murder and mystery at every turn. From the boxing ring to a new French bistro, from an exotic camp of travelling Romani gypsies to the local Debutante Ball… Ballarat is slowly changing.

And amongst all of this, loyalties will be tested, friendships will be strained, beliefs will be challenged and lives threatened. Will Blake and Jean finally find the happiness they so richly deserve? Is Charlie ready for more responsibility at the Station? How will Rose work with two generations of the Tynemans? And who is the avenging nemesis from the past?

Production credits: Produced by December Media.

Runs for: Eight x 1 hour episodes on ABC TV and iview

Latest info from 2017 upfronts

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###ABC says goodbye to the good doctor with a telemovie.

Development is underway between the ABC and December Media on a telemovie, that will be the final installment of The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

Since its debut in 2012, The Doctor Blake Mysteries starring Craig McLachlan and Nadine Garner, has been the top rating Australian Drama series on ABC TV. Fans are eagerly awaiting Series 5, which will launch later in the year on ABC and ABC iview and which will conclude with a movie-length finale.

ABC Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley says, “Dr Blake has had a sensational run on the ABC and we feel that the time is right to go out while we are still on top. We have a fantastic final season still to come and we look forward to wrapping the series up with a satisfying movie-length finale, as we bid farewell to an Australian TV icon.”

Series Co-creator and show-runner George Adams says “Having been the ABC’s number one returning Australian drama year on year we felt that we wanted to go out on a high and to give our loyal audience around Australia and the World, through the telemovie, answers to many of the remaining mysteries between Blake and Jean.”

The Doctor Blake Mysteries final telemovie will air later in the year following Series 5.

In short, the show will end after this season with the possibility of a telemovie to follow.

Fans are not happy. Ratings are still great and the main stars want to keep making it, so why does the ABC want to axe it?

Newscorp seem to be taking an interest in this development. They must think its international sales must be a good money spinner. Would the ABC be willing to hand it over to Foxtel to keep it going, as Seven did with A Place To Call Home?

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hopefully ABC does the right thing and reverse their decision if they know whats good for them .

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Fans, producers and actors wanting the ABC to reverse the decision to axe it.

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Herald Sun reports Seven could be the most likely saviour of Doctor Blake Mysteries. It will be ironic given Seven axed another period series (A Place to Call Home) before it was saved by Foxtel.

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