Mur­ders most foul

Baf­fling mys­ter­ies are keep­ing De­tec­tive Murdoch on his toes in sea­son 10.

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Murdoch Mys­ter­ies Sea­son 10 Thurs­days (from 21 March) ITV Choice (*123) 20:00

“Re­ally bad peo­ple come back, re­ally bad peo­ple go to jail and re­ally good peo­ple end up go­ing to jail too,” teases Yan­nick Bis­son, who plays De­tec­tive Murdoch in pe­riod ac­tion show Murdoch Mys­ter­ies (2008- cur­rent). “View­ers can ex­pect some pretty in­tense stuff as well as light-hearted mo­ments – and the fi­nale is quite mind­blow­ing. No one is safe now… not even me,” says Yan­nick of the next 16 episodes.


Wil­liam and his doc­tor wife Ju­lia’s (Helene Joy) mar­riage is al­ready on rocky grounds. “From the word go [this sea­son], all is clearly not well,” says Helene. “Ju­lia is still suf­fer­ing from post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der af­ter her near- death ex­pe­ri­ence in the sea­son 9 fi­nale (2 May 2016) at the hands Eva Pearce (Daiva John­ston), a dis­turbed woman who had a deadly ob­ses­sion with Wil­liam.” This will put dis­tance be­tween her

and Wil­liam but Helene hints that the pair may work things out… and then some. “The writ­ers haven’t even shared their big se­cret with us! That’s usu­ally what they do when they have re­ally big se­crets. I’m hop­ing for a nice juicy sto­ry­line with another child!”


Set­ting the ac­tion on fire – lit­er­ally – are the first two episodes (21 and 28 March), where Murdoch and Ju­lia “deal with one of the most sig­nif­i­cant events in Toronto’s his­tory: The Great Fire of 1904,” ex­plains ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Christina Jen­nings. “Add to that a new se­rial killer who’s mur­der­ing débu­tantes who’re vy­ing for the hand of Toronto’s most el­i­gi­ble bach­e­lor and Wil­liam’s go­ing to be very busy.”


The show is known for fea­tur­ing his­tor­i­cal fig­ures in their sto­ry­lines and sea­son 10 is no dif­fer­ent… al­beit a lit­tle more macabre than usual. Horror fic­tion writer HP Love­craft (Tyler East) pops up in episode 16 (4 July) when a young woman’s corpse is dis- cov­ered along with grotesque sketches and Murdoch searches for a group of teens who’re ob­sessed with death. “It’s darker than usual but that adds to the ap­peal,” says Christina.

Back: Con­sta­ble Crab­tree (Jonny Har­ris), Wil­liam Murdoch and In­spec­tor Brack­en­reid (Thomas Craig). Front: Dr Emily Grace (Ge­orgina Riley) and Dr Ju­lia.

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