THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES
ABC1, 8.30pm There’s something extra intriguing about murder mysteries set in a simpler times. And, of course, the costuming and scenery from yesteryear only add a sense of appeal. But we all know although circumstances might look idyllic and charming, there’s always something sinister bubbling beneath the surface of small- town 1950s Ballarat in this refined Aussie drama. Tonight, something has gone terribly wrong at a picnic when a well- dressed man is found dead in the town’s picturesque botanical gardens. As Dr Lucien Blake ( Craig McLachlan) tries to find clues in the man’s mysterious past, his own murky history becomes an issue.