Fan of The Doctor Blake Mysteries in the US and Canada, rejoice! The telefilm sequel, titled The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories, will soon be streaming on BritBox.
The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories is set in 1963, more than two years after Dr. Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan) and Jean Beazley (Nadine Garner, Mr Black, City Homicide) finally tied the knot in The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Family Portrait, the special feature-length episode that brought the popular television series to a close after five seasons.
President John F. Kennedy has been assassinated, the world at large has changed, and tremors are being felt all the way in Ballarat — from which Lucien has been missing for eight months and presumed dead.
While she grieves, Mrs. Jean Blake must also adjust to her new life as the first woman elected to the town council.
What’s more, Jean — the ‘Blake’ of The Blake Mysteries — is unexpectedly drawn into the investigation of several murders. The only connection between them seems to be a series of articles recently published in The Courier about Ballarat’s most infamous unsolved mysteries.
Since she knows the town’s history better than anyone and has sleuthing and mystery-solving skills of her own (thank you very much), Jean is determined to help, despite push back from Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson (Joel Tobeck, Secret City).
The telefilm costars Belinda McClory (Corridors of Power) as Dr. Alice Harvey, the newly-appointed police surgeon; David Whiteley (Jack Irish) as Sergeant Bill Hobart; Ian Rooney (Underbelly) as Cec Drury; Tom Wren (Secret City) as Martin Carver, the new editor of The Courier and the author of said articles; Joshua Orpin (Titans) as Constable Peter Crowe; and Emma Annand (Night Shift) as Amy Parks.
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