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Murder 19C: Detective Murdoch Mysteries "Except the Dying"

Drama, Mystery/Crime/Detective

Canadian Release Date: May 05, 2015

One of two two-hour, Gemini nominated movies produced with Shaftesbury Films for Bravo, distributed internationally by Portman Film, from the novels of Maureen Jennings. Except The Dying aired on Bravo in May 2004 introducing Detective Murdoch, a 19th century policeman using science to solve crimes. Richard Zeppieri won a Gemini for best supporting actor.

In the late 19th century, Toronto city police Detective William Murdoch investigates the murder of a young girl found drugged and strangled in an alley in the red light district. The autopsy reveals the girl was pregnant but Murdoch doubts she was a doxie. Murdoch faces the challenge of investigating prominent members of Toronto society when she is identified as Therese Laporte, a chambermaid working for a wealthy family. When a possible witness to the murder is also killed, Murdoch learns that Therese was seen voluntarily getting into a carriage, as if she knew the occupant. With another witness in danger, Murdoch must stop the killer before he strikes again.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Original Pictures Inc.

Coproduction Partner(s): Shaftesbury Films

Cast/Participants: Peter Outerbridge as Murdoch, Colm Meaney, Keeley Hawes, Flora Montgomery, William B. Davis, Philip Graem

Awards & Nominations


Gemini Awards


Directors Guild of Canada Awards



Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards