Murdoch Mysteries


Andrew Gower appeared as a man who believes to be Sherlock Holmes in two episodes of Murdoch Mysteries, a Canadian television drama series aired on both City and CBC Television (titled The Artful Detective on the Ovation cable TV network).

The series is centered around William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a police detective working in Toronto, Ontario, around the turn of the twentieth century. His approach to crime solving is a more modern, more scientific one, introducing such concepts as fingerprints and lie detectors. His team consists of pathologist and psychologist Dr Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy) and Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris). Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) is often doubtful of Murdoch’s unusual methods but generally supports the detective.

Murdoch Mysteries is based on characters from the novel series by Maureen Jennings, and both of Andrew’s episodes were filmed in Toronto (Canada).

6×04 “A Study in Sherlock

Detective William Murdoch and Constable Crabtree are called to a crime scene in the streets of 19th century Toronto (Canada) where a vehicle transporting bank safe deposit boxes was robbed and a man killed. A witness to the attack provides Murdoch with some useful information and introduces himself as the Great Detective, Sherlock Holmes. (read more)

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The episode aired on Alibi in the UK on 25 February 2013 and on CBC in Canada on 28 January 2013.

7×04 “The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Andrew reprised his role as Sherlock Holmes in season 7. The episode aired 21 October 2013 in Canada.

Detective William Murdoch is called to a crime scene at the Queen’s Hotel in Toronto where a man has been found dead. Upon arriving he is surprised to see a familiar face is already investigating the case: David Kingsley, who believes himself to be the Great Detective Sherlock Holmes, has already identified the deceased and the circumstances of his death. (read more)

Watch this Behind the Scenes video:

Infamous detective Sherlock Holmes finds himself entwined in another of Murdoch’s cases this season. Writer Carol Hay talks about why they brought him back into Murdoch’s world, and returning actor Andrew Gower offers insights into how he prepared to play such a beloved icon the second time around.


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