The Doctor Blake Mysteries

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Season Three

DVD - 2016
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After being away for thirty years, a doctor returns to his home town to take over his father's medical practice.
Publisher: 2016
[London] :, BBC,, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD TV DOCT season 3
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (480 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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SandraLH
Nov 13, 2017

Great series. Even better than Season Two. Lots of surprises. At times, acting like a private investigator, Blake seems obsessed with solving crimes to the point of being embarrassingly annoying to those around him.

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ba_library
Jul 26, 2017

I am enjoying the Dr. Blake mysteries. Set in rural Australia in the late 1950s in Ballarat (near Melbourne). Dr. Blake is the “police surgeon” – they call him in for autopsies when death happens. He is part surgeon, part detective. The mysteries are resolved every episode, but Dr. Blake seems to be under suspicion himself – he has continuing problems with the police brass, this season in particular - the police chief wants to get rid of him but he has a close network of friends and associates. His father was a doctor in the same town, so everyone seems to know him or his family. This season focuses on his close friends – Jean, the woman who is his housekeeper seems to know all about the locals and their histories. Mattie a boarder at his home is a community nurse, and her father a local politician, a young police officer also a boarder at his home gives him inside scoop to police activities. You may want to start at the beginning of the series, since his past includes the Army – he was stationed in the far East, he married an Asian woman and has a daughter living in China who he does not know, but would like to, but people are now calling him a communist because of his Asian experience. The murders are local and he never gives up easily, if he thinks it is a murder, he will pursue the case much to the chagrin / annoyance of the police who just want it resolved quickly. Interesting series, worth watching if you enjoy detective type series. The rural Australian setting is interesting, the balance between his personal life and professional are also interesting. I know Season 4 will be available on DVD in January 2018, so they are still making the series and it gives you a little time to catch up on the first three years.

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miaone
Apr 11, 2017

I do adore Dr Blake! Smarter than everyone else in the room put together, he will not compromise his own idea of honor, is respectful especially to the innocent, wry, often able to see the good in questionable people, perceptive, and that's just the beginning. I love it when he talks about music and plays the piano which he does rarely.

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uschidog
Mar 21, 2017

Not sanctimonious like the first seasons. Quite liked season 3.

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syamamoto
Mar 03, 2017

Love the series! Looking forward to season 4.

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ilovewhippets
Mar 01, 2017

Well-made Australian Detective Mystery Series! Interesting characters and stories! I recommend it!

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