"8 Footsteps"
1103 8 Footsteps
Season 11
Episode 1103
Air date October 9, 2017
Written by Paul Aitken
Directed by Laurie Lynd
Guest Stars Colin Mochrie as Ralph Fellows
Amanda Richer as Helen Keller
Previous Merlot Mysteries
Next The Canadian Patient

"8 Footsteps" is the third episode of the eleventh season and the one hundred-fifty-third of the Murdoch Mysteries series. It first aired on October 9, 2017.


A recording device made by Alexander Graham Bell helps Murdoch's investigation into a murder at a dinner honouring Helen Keller.

There is a charity event at the Windsor House Hotel, where William Murdoch and Julia Ogden live. The guest of honour is Helen Keller. The guests dine in total darkness so that they can experience what it’s like being blind, but not everyone makes it through dinner.

Detective Murdoch and Dr. Ogden encounter Ralph Fellows the hotel detective, who is rather bitter about the smaller cases he gets in comparison to the celebrated William Murdoch.

Character Revelations


Historical References




Main Cast

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

Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins
John Tench as Alexander Graham Bell
Siobhan Murphy as Ruth Newsome

Guest Cast

Colin Mochrie as Ralph Fellows
Amanda Richer as Helen Keller
Severn Thompson as Anne Sullivan Macy
Gianpaolo Venuta as Herbert Wilson
Kyle Buchanan as Horace Carmondy
Catherine Joell MacKinnon as Mabel Bell
Michael Dyson as William Dawes
Mathieu Bourassa as David Thornton
Marie Dame as Ernestine Wallace

Non-credited Cast


Murdoch Mysteries Season 11
"Up From Ashes" • "Merlot Mysteries" • "8 Footsteps" • "The Canadian Patient" • "Dr. Osler Regrets" • "21 Murdoch Street" • "The Accident" • "Brackenreid Boudoir" • "The Talking Dead" • "F.L.A.S.H.!" • "Biffers and Blockers" • "Mary Wept" • "Crabtree à la Carte" • "The Great White Moose" • "Murdoch Schmurdoch" • "Game of Kings" • "Shadows Are Falling" • "Free Falling" •
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