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"The Curse of Beaton Manor"
The Curse of Beaton Manor
Season 3
Episode 10
Air date April 23, 2010
Written by Paul Aitken
Directed by John L'Ecuyer
Guest Stars Jonathan Goad as Byron Beaton
Jordan Pettle as Ronald Beaton
Stephanie Langton as Rowena Beaton
Roy Lewis as William Godfrey
Recurring Lachlan Murdoch as Henry Higgins
Previous "Love and Human Remains"
Next "Hangman"

"The Curse of Beaton Manor" is the tenth episode of the third season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the thirty-sixth episode of the series.

Summary Edit

Detective Murdoch investigates the suspicious death of Chauncey Beaton who has fallen, or was pushed or jumped, off his balcony. The servants claim the house is cursed and it is responsible for his death. The dead man's brother Ronald was in the house and another brother, Byron, was en route to a business meeting. Some of the servants heard Chauncey shouting his half-brother Timothy's name but Timothy had killed himself the previous February. Several of the household staff claim to have seen Timothy's ghost. The Beaton family has a long history of suspicious deaths and Murdoch believes one of the remaining brothers is responsible, presumably eliminating the other brothers in order to inherit the estate. Soon however, even the police start to see ghosts in Beaton Manor.

Character Revelations Edit

Continuity Edit

  • A quiet moment between the Doctor and Detective viewing the darkened city in the storm from the morgue window is interrupted by Constable Crabtree.
  • Mask making will re-appear in future episodes, ironically for Julia and most notably at the end of Season 6's episodes Crime and Punishment and The Murdoch Trap.

Historical References Edit

Errors Edit

  • In one scene in the manor you can see a plastic water bottle on a table.

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 Henry Higgins

Guest Cast Edit

Jonathan Goad as Byron Beaton
Jordan Pettle as Ronald Beaton
Stephanie Langton as Rowena Beaton
Roy Lewis as William Godfrey

Other Cast Edit

Gallery Edit

Murdoch Mysteries Season 3
"The Murdoch Identity" • "The Great Wall" • "Victor, Victorian" • "Rich Boy, Poor Boy" • "Me, Myself and Murdoch" • "This One Goes to Eleven" • "Blood and Circuses" • "Future Imperfect" • "Love and Human Remains" • "The Curse of Beaton Manor" • "Hangman" • "In the Altogether" • "The Tesla Effect"
Season 1Season 2Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7

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