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"Raised On Robbery"
Mm909 Raised on Robbery
Season 9
Episode 9
Air date January 11, 2016
Written by Paul Aitken
Directed by Eleanore Lindo
Previous Pipe Dreamzzz
Next The Big Chill

Raised on Robbery is the ninth episode of Season 9 and the one hundredth twenty-third of the series. It first aired on January 11, 2016.


It's anything but business as usual. While applying for a loan to build his automated dream home for Ogden, Murdoch finds himself in the midst of a life-changing bank heist that puts his reputation at risk...and changes everything.

Character Revelations Edit

  • Inspector Brackenreid has a Sheffield Wednesday 1867 tattoo. He's a football (soccer) man not a rugby man.

Continuity Edit

Historical References Edit

  • The Toronto-based Traders Bank was strongly rooted in rural Ontario. In 1891 its inspector, Aemilius Jarvis, developed an ingenious cast-metal savings bank modeled after the bank's head office. At beginning in 1905, it will erect the tallest building in Toronto and the entire British Commonwealth until the Canadian Pacific Building is completed in 1913. It remains as one of North America's few surviving skyscrapers of the early 20th Century.
  • Hendrik Zwaardemaker (1857-1930) was a Dutch scientist who invented the olfactometer in 1888 and is credited with the discovery that babies and children can hear much higher frequencies than adults.
  • In 1903, Sheffield Wednesday won their first League Championship.
  • Murdoch invents wooden building blocks with pegs so they can stick together, like Legos.
  • Crabtree effectively invents play-by-play and colour commentary, and coins both terms. ("I'm just trying to add a little colour to the commentary.")
  • Shades of Bonnie and Clyde.
  • The slow-motion scene at the episode's climax featuring the baby carriage slowly rolling down the steps is an homage to a classic scene from the 1925 silent film Battleship Potemkin (the scene was also paid homage in the 1987 film The Untouchables).
  • George comes up with "a cloak of invisibility", a reference to Harry Potter.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first episode of the New Year (2016) and the first one after A Merry Murdoch Christmas.
  • The title "Raised on Robbery " is also a song by renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell from her Court and Spark Album (1974).
  • The bank (exterior) is actually the Old Carnegie Library in Brantford.
  • Brackenreid's tattoo is Thomas Craig's real tattoo honoring of the founding of the Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.

Errors Edit

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Yannick Bisson as Detective William Murdoch
Hélène Joy as Dr. Julia Ogden
Thomas Craig as Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris as Constable George Crabtree

Recurring Cast Edit

Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins
Kristian Bruun as Constable Slugger Jackson

Guest Cast Edit

Martin Julien as John Mortimer
Rupert Simonian as Nigel Braxton
Zoe Cleland as Joanne Perly
Sandy Jobin-Bevans as Mr. Stone
Jonathan Potts as Thornton Bruce
Catherine Fitch as Catherine Tweedale
Lindsay Owen Pierre as Alvin Lester
Hannah Miller as Nicole Henry
Nikki Duval as Effie Nolan
Merle Newell as Orphanage Woman

Gallery Edit


Murdoch Mysteries Season 9
"Nolo Contendere" • "Marked Twain" • "Double Life" • "Barenaked Ladies" • "24 Hours Til Doomsday" • "The Local Option" • "Summer of '75" • "Pipe Dreamzzz" • "Raised On Robbery" • "The Big Chill" • "A Case of The Yips" • "Unlucky In Love" • "Colour Blinded" • "Wild Child" • "House of Industry" • "Bl..dy H.ll" • "From Buffalo With Love" • "Cometh the Archer" •
Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9Season 10

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