60 minutes

"The Doctor Blake Mysteries" is an Australian television series. The series stars Craig McLachlan in the lead role of Doctor Lucien Blake, who returns home to Ballarat in 1959 to take over his late father's general medical practice after an absence of 30 years. Doctor Blake is a keeper of secrets and a solver of mysteries. The series is set and filmed in the gold rush town of Ballarat, in Victoria, Australia. It features Lydiard Street and many of the heritage buildings, including the Colonists Club of which Lucien Blake is a member. Visitors to Ballarat today can see the old Colonists Club plaque on the wall outside.
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Feb 1, 2015 4:36PM EST

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I discovered this series on BBC daytime TV. I didn't recognise Craig McLachlan at first as he looks so different from the neighbours actor I remembered. I was just taken in by the plot and excellent cast. The 50's backdrop is wonderful. If you like historical dramas, mysteries and a touch of romance, give it a try!


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