Trivia / Murdoch Mysteries

  • Approval of God: Series creator Maureen Jennings is a big fan of the series, even though it's different in many ways from her original novels. She has served as a creative consultant throughout the show's run and has even directly co-written a few scripts. She has also declared that Yannick Bisson looks exactly the way she imagined Murdoch in the novels...except for the moustache she always gave him.
  • The Danza: Thomas Craig as Inspector Thomas Brackenreid.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Yannick Bisson has directed "Buffalo Shuffle," "Murdoch at the Opera," "Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom," and "Murdoch of the Living Dead."
  • Fake Nationality: Canadian Dr. Ogden is played by Australian actress Helene Joy.
  • Network to the Rescue: While City TV cancelled the series after its fifth season, the CBC picked it up and continues to produce new episodes.
  • Only So Many Canadian Actors: Every time a teenage character is presented, the actor is part of that same Degrassi/Family Channel Canada group.
  • The Other Darrin: Murdoch was originally played by Peter Outerbridge and Odgen by Keeley Hawes in the TV movie adaptation, Yannick Bisson and Helene Joy took over the roles for the series.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Mary Walsh and Gavin Crawford, playing a grieving mother of a murdered daughter and a possibly insane puppeteer, respectively. Both are best known as anchors on the comedy news show This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
    • Michael Seater's chilling performance as the psychopath James Gillies is a far cry from his previous teen sitcom roles.
  • Short Run in Peru: Despite being a Canadian-produced series, new episodes air much earlier in the UK. Averted with series 6 — it began airing in Canada a month before the UK.

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