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"Dial M for Murdoch"
Season 4
Episode 8
Air date July 27, 2011
Written by Carol Hay
Directed by Leslie Hope
Recurring Rachel Wilson as Tess Moffatt
Previous "Confederate Treasure"
Next "The Black Hand"

"Dial M for Murdoch" is the eighth episode of the fourth season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the forty-seventh episode of the series.

Summary Edit

Det. Murdoch and Const. Crabtree investigate the murder of a street urchin who they subsequently learn went by the name of Pip. Dr. Ogden determines that the boy was strangled with something that left a unique mark on the his neck. She also notes that he was wearing a proper and quite new suit of clothes, something odd for a boy who lived on the street. Their investigation leads them to another young boy named Dorrie. It seems pretty clear that the children are the bottom rung of a gang that specializes in burglarizing homes while the occupants are away on holidays or business trips. The police are assisted throughout by a young telephone operator, Tess Moffatt, who would love to be an investigator. Meanwhile Inspector Brackenreid hits the campaign trail in his quest for a seat on city council.

Character Revelations Edit

Continuity Edit

  • When telephone technology is still in its infancy, Detective Murdoch uses a recording device to wiretap the phone calls of a group of criminals to get the intel needed to catch the gang.
  • George's first romantic interest since Edna Garrison and the last one, before Emily Grace.

Historical References Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Wayne Ward, who plays Jason Lawrence, is recast and returns as Guard Potter in Victoria Cross.

Cast Edit

 Main Cast Edit

Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch
Hélène Joy as Julia Ogden
Thomas Craig as Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris as George Crabtree

Recurring Cast Edit

Lachlan Murdoch as ConstableHenry Higgins
Rachel Wilson as Tess Moffatt

Guest Cast Edit

Graham Abbey as Isaac Lowe
Jason Spevack as Dorrie
Geoffrey Pounsett as Mr. Whittaker
Wayne Ward as Jason Lawrence
Scott Edgecombe as Randolph Phillips
Lisa Merchant as Mrs. Handsworth
Lindsay Kyte as Telephone Operator

Gallery Edit

Murdoch Mysteries Season 4
"All Tattered and Torn" • "Kommando" • "Buffalo Shuffle" • "Downstairs, Upstairs" • "Monsieur Murdoch" • "Dead End Street" • "Confederate Treasure" • "Dial M for Murdoch" • "The Black Hand" • "Voices" • "Bloodlust" • "The Kissing Bandit" • "Murdoch in Wonderland"
Web-Series: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs
Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 5Season 6Season 7

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