In series five, Doctor Lucien Blake and his long-suffering housekeeper and confidant Jean Beazley now face a new future together, full of possibility… but life has a few more surprises in store for the both of them.
Once again they’ll be confronted by murder and mystery at every turn. From the boxing ring to a new French bistro, from an exotic camp of travelling Romani gypsies to the local Debutante Ball… Ballarat is slowly changing.
An exhibition boxing match turns sour when one of the boxers is seemingly beaten to death in front of hundreds of witnesses. Blake must determine the cause of death.
The murder of a beautiful gypsy woman takes Blake inside the intriguing and exotic world of Romani travellers passing through Ballarat.
When a French Chef is found murdered in the freezer of a restaurant, suspicion soon turns to Bill Hobart. Can Blake clear Hobart's name, or is the Senior Sergeant guilty of brutally murdering a man.
When a controversial writer is found dead & her sister is found unconscious from a suspected suicide, Blake has to search out some truths about Ballarat in order to understand how & why the woman died.
When Blake is called to investigate the murder of a retired carpenter, his only real suspect is discovered praying over the body and covered in blood.
When the daughter of the school principal dies at her Debutante Ball, Blake does his best to investigate - despite being housebound.
As Blake investigates the murder of a farmer and a mysterious case of arson, an unlikely party suddenly throws his future with Jean into chaos.
The death of a policeman coincides with the reappearance of an old enemy, as the past and the present begin to finally catch up with Blake.