January 8, 2013 – The original 10-part ABC1 murder mystery series, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, is going to premiere on Friday 1 February at 8:30PM on ABC 1.

Dr Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan) 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.

Beside Blake, helping and at some times hindering, are his housekeeper Jean (Nadine Garner), her nephew Danny (Rick Donald), a young constable, District Nurse Mattie O’Brien (Cate Wolfe) and Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson (Joel Tobeck).

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 series is produced by George Adams and Tony Wright. A December Media Production in association with ABC TV, Screen Australia and Film Victoria.