A murder mystery TV series set in Lydiard St Ballarat, directly across from the George Hotel and Lane Cafe. The success of The Dr Blake Mysteries has had a very positive impact on Ballarat.
Tthe television series tells the story of Doctor Lucien Blake who returns home to Ballarat in the late 1950s to run his deceased father’s medical practice. In doing so, he also takes on the role of police surgeon – a job that sees him solving some of Ballarat’s most cryptic and horrifying murders.Starring Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner and John Wood as well as many other notable Australian actors, The Doctor Blake Mysteries is the first ABC-commissioned drama to screen on BBC1.
With four seasons aired so far, the series has also gained widespread recognition in Canada and the United States.
Filmed on-location on Lydiard St Nth Ballarat, Doctor Blake showcases our iconic landmarks including the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Mechanics Institute, the Ballarat Fire Station, the Old Colonists Club, as well as some of our most iconic streetscapes including Lydiard Street and Sturt Street. The George Hotel and Lane Cafe is the perfect place to sit and watch the TV series being made.
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