Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
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Crabtree Mania 

George Crabtree investigates a suspicious death in the world of entertainment wrestling.


Peter Mitchell


Maureen Jennings (creator), Simon McNabb | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Yannick Bisson ... Detective William Murdoch
Thomas Craig ... Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Helene Joy ... Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Jonny Harris ... Constable George Crabtree
Georgina Reilly ... Dr. Emily Grace
Tamara Hope ... Edna Brooks
Percy Hynes White ... Simon Brooks
Nicole Underhay ... Margaret Haile
Sara Mitich ... Lillian Moss
Ari Cohen ... Victor McAllister
David Chilton David Chilton ... Mr. Chilton
Helen Johns ... Jean Hamilton
Todd Campbell Todd Campbell ... Shane Tindall
Gavin Fox ... The Masked Marauder / Humber
Jeff Black ... Solid Man


Detective Murdoch and Constable Crabtree investigate the death of Handsome Randolph Henderson, a professional wrestler. Initially, Crabtree was convinced that Henderson died from a head slam inflicted on him by his ring opponent, the Masked Mauler but Dr. Grace finds no head injury but rather that he died from a large dose of morphine. As he investigates further, a disbelieving Crabtree learns that many of the ring moves are fake and that the outcomes of the matches are predetermined. The wrestling promoter, Victor McAllister, is careful to protect the myth that this is a professional sport and forbids any of his employees to speak to the police. The police have a witness but the killer was wearing a mask. Meanwhile, Julia and the other suffragettes receive an offer of support from the temperance movement - provided of course they support that movements views about liquor and other issues. Not everyone is comfortable with the offer. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

16 March 2015 (Canada) See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Simon Brooks collects autographs of the wrestlers and when showing Murdoch and Crabtree the signatures one is for 'The Cossack.' If The Cossack was really Russian he would have only signed as 'Cossack' as the Russian language has no articles and thus no equivalent for the word 'the.' See more »


[first lines]
Constable George Crabtree: There you go! Trounce him!
Edna Brooks: Get him!
Constable George Crabtree: Edna. I had no idea you had such a passion for wrestling.
Edna Brooks: Oh, I don't. I... I merely accompany Simon.
Simon Brooks: Go, Randolph, go!
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A slamming good time
20 May 2018 | by futuretypeSee all my reviews

Julia and Emily debate whether to accept support from the Temperance movement while Murdoch and Crabtree try to solve a murder among the wrestling community. The suspects are the wrestlers, who are congenial, and their manager who is not. The episode is well paced with no lack of interesting suspects. The split screen parts during some of the matches were distracting and served no useful purpose.

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