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Dr. Roberts
20th century dr. roberts
Actor Paul Amos
Seen "Snakes and Ladders"
"Me, Myself and Murdoch"
"Murdoch in Toyland"
"Twentieth Century Murdoch"
Gender Male
Status Interim living (cryogenically frozen)
Job Psychiatrist

Dr. Roberts was a practicing psychiatrist who assisted William Murdoch with a number of cases.


"Snakes and Ladders" Edit

The gruesome murders of two young women similar to that of Jack the Ripper prompts Murdoch to ask Dr. Ogden what would motive such dreadful acts. Dr. Ogden knows of a forward thinking young alienist, Dr. Roberts, who might help to answer that question.

Dr. Roberts warns the Detective of his own reputation making him a somewhat a pariah to which the Detective tells him is the very reason he wants Roberts' insights.

After going over the files on the case and previous ones shared by Scotland Yard Detective Scanlon, Dr. Roberts concludes that the killer has a deep anger towards woman. So deep and powerful, he is compelled to kill them but the anger is well hidden. Dr. Roberts concludes by wearing a 'mask of sanity', mentioning the work by Phillippe Pinel much like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Suffering a childhood trauma that made him create two worlds and when he reached sexual maturity, he had difficulty with women. There is a loose but common thread– all the women worked and by killing them he boasters his self-esteem, "the more powerful the woman the greater the effect." Then, Murdoch suggests the message the killer leaves is a plea for help rather than a taunt, wanting the Mr. Hyde side to be stopped. Dr. Roberts concurs. The first profile of a killer is established.

This case begins an on-going consulting relationship between Detective Murdoch and Dr. Roberts.

"Werewolves" Edit

"Me, Myself and Murdoch" Edit

Roberts helped Murdoch diagnose multiple personality disorder in the case of Charlotte, who was suspected of having murdered her father.

"Murdoch in Toyland" Edit

Roberts was called up by Murdoch again to put him in a state of hypnosis as he played a recording of a mysterious person from a talking doll, which was part of a mystery involving a kidnapped-later-rescued girl, and a decapitated corpse. Murdoch soon recognized the voice to be belonging to James Gillies.

"Twentieth Century Murdoch" Edit

Murdoch and the station were baffled by a supposed time machine and he consulted with Dr. Roberts on the psychiatric nature of those holding it. Dr. Roberts dropped his glass, cutting himself, and his hand trembles.

Later, George discovered it was Dr. Roberts who planted the fake Santa suit with the finger mark to prove it. Leaving to arrest him, they instead discover that Dr. Roberts was frozen by his stepbrother as he had been dying from a genetic disease. He hypnotized Murdoch into believing he had traveled in time, along with the other people who entered the "time machine." Unsure of what to do, the policemen leave him as he is, and Dr. Roberts is left in his sleeping state.


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Sarah Allen as Enid JonesPaul Amos as Dr. RobertsDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan DoyleMaria Del Mar as Sarah PensallJeff Douglas as Reginald PoundsettLisa Faulkner as Anna FulfordSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyDakota Goyo as Alwyn JonesKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidSteven McCarthy as Dr. Isaac TashStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsAllan Royal as Chief Constable StocktonMichael Seater as James GilliesPeter Stebbings as James PendrickJonathan Watton as Darcy GarlandSarah Willson as Tess Moffatt

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