AIRDATE: Doctor Blake Mysteries return with fifth and possibly final season

Craig McLachlan
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The ABC has confirmed an airdate for season 5 of The Doctor Blake Mysteries, with the top rating drama set to return on Sunday 17th September at 8:30pm

Season 5 will consist of eight 1-hour episodes and a telemovie. Potentially this could be the finale for the popular series, after the ABC confirmed it would not produce any more episodes of the high rating drama.

Both Foxtel and the Seven Network are understood to now be considering taking over production of the series for 2018.

ABC Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley told fans of the show in March, “Dr Blake has had a sensational run on the ABC and we feel that the time is right to go out while we are still on top. We have a fantastic final season still to come and we look forward to wrapping the series up with a satisfying movie-length finale, as we bid farewell to an Australian TV icon.”

In Season 5 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…

And amongst all of this, loyalties will be tested, friendships will be strained and faith will be challenged. Will Blake and Jean finally find the happiness they so richly deserve? Is Charlie ready for more responsibility at the Station? How will Rose work with two generations of the Tyneman’s? And who is the avenging nemesis from the past?

Doctor Blake is ready to solve a series of strange and shocking crimes. But he’s about to discover that each and every one of his actions has consequences. And no good deed ever goes unpunished…