Accompanied by haunting memories of his service time in World War II, Dr Lucian Blake returns home to Australia after 30 years to take over his deceased father's medical practice. As he deals with his own personal loss and changed by his war experiences, the wry, personable doctor performs his other role as police surgeon with gusto. His unconventional and unpredictable manner unnerve some, but it becomes clear Dr Blake is ahead of his time in his use of forensic science, and in his own understanding of the human heart, to help solve murder mysteries in the country town of Ballarat.
Dr Lucien Blake returns home to find Ballarat hosting a very public stopover in a round - Australia motor race - and a very suspicious death.
Blake helps the new Chief Superintendent investigate the mysterious death of a prominent businessman.
A kidnapping involving the winners of the first ever state lottery, a bus company, and a vagrant leads Blake into a shady world of greed and envy. Also, the Episode Image illustrates a key moment from the last minute of the episode, and should be considered a spoiler. I respectfully ask blip to replace it with one that better illustrates the episode.
A jockey dies the morning after a big win. But Blake has other worries to deal with - his home life has unexpectedly been thrown into chaos. How will he solve this one?
When a solider is killed during a routine training exercise, Doctor Blake finds himself at the Ballarat Military Base facing his old nemesis Major Derek Alderton.
When a reporter's body is discovered on the 18th hole at the local golf course, Blake is called in to investigate.
A man falls from the Ballarat Fire Station bell tower. What appears to be a suicide turns into a murder investigation taking Blake deep into the heart of the Regional Fire Association.