Murdoch Mysteries in Bristol

The new series of Murdoch Mysteries starts on the cable/satellite channel Alibi from February 16th.

Based on the critically acclaimed mysteries of novelist Maureen Jennings, Murdoch Mysteries follows the adventures of a young detective, William Murdoch, in Toronto, Canada in the 1890s. Murdoch solves a series of challenging murder cases using emerging and progressive forensic techniques. His unconventional approach often elicits ridicule from fellow officers and skepticism from his boss, Chief Inspector Brackenreid. However, the beautiful and insightful coroner Dr. Julia Ogden is his chief ally in the struggle against tradition and prejudice, and together they prove a formidable team.

The first episode of the new series is The Murdoch Identity and finds Murdoch unshaven, dishevelled, battered and bruised, and running for his life through the streets of Bristol, a long way from home. Someone is in hot pursuit, trying to kill him. Managing to give his pursuers the slip, he takes refuge in a pub where a beautiful, vivacious barmaid, Anna Fulford (Lisa Faulkner) works. Instantly drawn to this handsome stranger, Anna asks Murdoch who he is, where he’s from and why someone is trying to kill him. Murdoch shakes his head – he has no idea. All he knows is that he was pulled from a train in Montreal with a ticket to Bristol. He doesn’t even know his own name.

The Murdoch Mysteries filmed at the following Bristol locations over the August bank holiday weekend:

Clifton Down (Observatory Hill), College Green, College Square, The Polygon, The Paragon, Christmas Steps, St Nicholas Market, Exchange Avenue, Corn Street, All Saints Lane, Broad Street (BS1), Leonard Lane and St Stephen’s Street.

Murdoch Mysteries is one of a variety of shows that are filmed in Bristol, along with Being Human, Skins and Mistresses. In 2008/2009 a total of 252 filming projects were licensed by the Bristol Film Office (BFO) over a calculated total of 1117 filming days from productions in the city.

Filming in Bristol is licenced by the BFO and their website contains all the relevant information about this process for film-makers and property owners. They are now seeking all types of properties to add to their database of film locations in the City. Anything from garages to grand Georgian houses, blocks of flats or terraced houses, derelict buildings, shops, offices, pubs and restaurants… It is free to register, all you need to do is complete a simple application form and provide some photos. Visit www.filmbristol.co.uk to register your property or for more information call 0117 922 3958 or info@filmbristol.co.uk.

The Murdoch Mysteries is showing Tuesdays at 9pm from 16th February [Sky…… 132, Virgin.. 130]

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