That’s a wrap: ‘The Doctor Blake Mysteries’ to end with telemovie sendoff

06 March, 2017 by Harry Windsor

Craig McLachlan in 'The Doctor Blake Mysteries'.


The final installment of The Doctor Blake Mysteries will take the form of a telemovie, with the ABC and December Media closing the door on a show that debuted in 2012 and has consistently been the top rating local drama series on Aunty.

Starring Craig McLachlan and Nadine Garner, the show's fifth season will launch later in the year on ABC and iview and will conclude with a movie-length finale.

ABC Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley said the show had had a "sensational run on the ABC and we feel that the time is right to go out while we are still on top." 

"We have a fantastic final season still to come and we look forward to wrapping the series up with a satisfying movie-length finale, as we bid farewell to an Australian TV icon.”

Series co-creator George Adams said: “Having been the ABC’s number one returning Australian drama year on year we felt that we wanted to go out on a high and to give our loyal audience around Australia and the world, through the telemovie, answers to many of the remaining mysteries between Blake and Jean.”

The Doctor Blake Mysteries is A December Media Production in association with ABC TV and Film Victoria. Producers are George Adams and Tony Wright, with Stuart Menzies as EP. Star Craig McLachlan is an associate producer.  ABC executive producers are Brett Sleigh and Alastair McKinnon.