Oct 7, 2013 | 4:36Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Tour de Murdoch Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Tour de Murdoch Oct 7, 2013 | 4:36Cycling was the pre-eminent competitive sport in the early 1900s, but, like today, was not without a dark side. Learn about the real-life "godfather of doping" who inspired Sean Cullen's character; the complicated creation of Murdoch's bike gear system; and how the timely introduction of different blood types cracked the case wide open.
Oct 11, 2013 | 5:04Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch Oct 11, 2013 | 5:04"And - let's act!" The booming movie-making industry around 1900 allowed for the return of Peter Stebbings as beloved inventor James Pendrick in this light-hearted episode that pokes fun at film production. Prop master Craig Grant offers insight into the creation of the period-appropriate props used in the episode, and Toronto author and local historian Mike Filey talks about the reality of movie-going in Toronto at the beginning of the 20th century.
Oct 21, 2013 | 3:52Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: The Return of Sherlock Holmes Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: The Return of Sherlock Holmes Oct 21, 2013 | 3:52Infamous 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.
Oct 28, 2013 | 5:42Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Murdoch of the Living Dead Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Murdoch of the Living Dead Oct 28, 2013 | 5:42Murdoch Mysteries meets Night of the Living Dead in this spooky episode directed by Yannick Bisson himself, featuring another crazy Crabtree theory. Writer Michelle Ricci explains how it was possible to introduce zombies into Murdoch’s science-driven world, and key makeup artist Deb Drennan demonstrates how to create a convincing zombie.
Nov 18, 2013 | 5:23Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Loch Ness Murdoch Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Loch Ness Murdoch Nov 18, 2013 | 5:23You’ve heard of the Loch Ness Monster, but did you know that there have been sightings of mysterious creatures in lakes across Canada? Writer Michelle Ricci elaborates on the myth and the show’s approach to it, while costume designer Alex Reda describes the process of outfitting dozens of background actors in period-appropriate bathing costumes for one very real heat wave.
Nov 25, 2013 | 5:52Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Republic of Murdoch Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Republic of Murdoch Nov 25, 2013 | 5:52Murdoch Mysteries visits the Rock in this episode featuring Republic of Doyle’s Allan Hawco as rascal “Jacob Doyle,” complete with a 1901 GTO. Writer Paul Aitken describes the origins of the show-crossover, and treasure hunt, concepts, while Newfoundlander Jonny Harris provides his personal angle on the St. John’s locations that were used in the episode.
Dec 2, 2013 | 5:08Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Midnight Train to Kingston Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Midnight Train to Kingston Dec 2, 2013 | 5:08Murdoch’s most notorious rival, James Gillies, returns once again to torment Murdoch and Ogden. Guest star Michael Seater offers his perspective on the chilling character, while writer Paul Aitken discusses the decision to take Gillies to meet his fate via a train – and how its inherent claustrophobia helped the cast to embrace the tension of the scenario.
Jan 6, 2014 | 6:16Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Murdoch in Ragtime Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Murdoch in Ragtime Jan 6, 2014 | 6:16Murdoch gets musical with this look at the history of the ragtime genre and how it fits into the era of the series. Music journalist Nick Jennings and writer Carol Hay outline how the featured songs tie in neatly with the themes explored in the episode, and the characters are based on real-life historic figures.
Jan 13, 2014 | 5:52Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Journey to the Centre of Toronto Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Journey to the Centre of Toronto Jan 13, 2014 | 5:52This fantastical Murdoch Mysteries episode still finds its basis in science and facts. Writer Simon McNabb outlines his inspirations, including the real theory of mole people, while production designer Armando Sgrignuoli describes the process of designing the steampunk digging machines. Murdoch even tackles seismography in this episode – though he can’t explain the phenomenon of earthquakes.
Jan 20, 2014 | 5:23Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Unfinished Business Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: Unfinished Business Jan 20, 2014 | 5:23There's a lot of unfinished business in the world of Murdoch Mysteries, and this episode delves into Murdoch and Ogden's professional and personal history. Showrunner/Executive Producer Peter Mitchell discusses the charm of their relationship over the years, and hints at what's to come. Lead actors Yannick Bisson and Hélène Joy reflect on what exactly draws the couple together season after season, and why they're experiencing a renaissance of romance.
Jan 27, 2014 | 6:44Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: The Murdoch Sting Video
Murdoch Mysteries Making Murdoch: The Murdoch Sting Jan 27, 2014 | 6:44Once again, Murdoch Mysteries references history with the introduction of real-life con artist Cassie Chadwick. Who was she, and how did she get away with so much? Learn more about her, and the reality of police work in the early 1900s, from retired Toronto Police Inspector Michael Sale, as well as the tricks of the trade from the dangerous ladies themselves, Daiva Johnston (“Eva Pearce”) and Wendy Crewson (“Cassie Chadwick”).
Mar 5, 2014 | 3:56Entertainment Making Murdoch: Friday the 13th, 1901 - Cabin in the Woods Video
Entertainment Making Murdoch: Friday the 13th, 1901 - Cabin in the Woods Mar 5, 2014 | 3:56Murdoch Mysteries amps up the gore in this homage to slasher movies. Actresses Hélène Joy and Georgina Reilly discuss how their characters react when murder is taken out of its usual safe morgue setting and instead invades their personal lives, while makeup artist Deb Drennan explains her approach to the ghastly effects.