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"Up From Ashes" is the premiere episode of the eleventh season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the one hundred fifty-first of the series. It first aired on September 25, 2017 and re-aired on November 27, 2017.


Following the gripping Season 10 finale, William Murdoch is under arrest for the murder of Lydia Hall. A jailed Murdoch must prove his innocence amid police and government corruption after the constables are ambushed, Dr. Ogden is kidnapped and Brackenreid goes missing. Who lives? Who dies?

While not giving away its hand, the Season 11 premiere wastes no time playing a game of red herrings leading to a series of revelations– all is not what it seems!


Making Murdoch A Peek at the Season 11 Premiere-0

Character Revelations


Historical References

  • This episode takes place in Toronto 1905 – the Edwardian Era (1901-1910) is the time when King Edward VII rules the British Empire; It is also known as the Belle Époque era, conventionally dated from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the outbreak of World War I in 1914.


  • Peter Mitchell's script makes allusion to current U.S. politics with Graham said to be, "trying to make this city (Toronto) great again."
  • On Sept. 18, Yannick Bisson, in a promo with a cemetery in the background, announced: "A new season of Murdoch Mysteries is coming, but not everyone will return. Who lives? Who dies? Find out September 25th!"


  • In the scene where Watts runs into the church, a plastic water bottle can be seen in one of the pews for one shot. Even if it was meant to be there, it doesn't show up again in any shots.


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

Daniel Maslany as Detective Watts
Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins
Mouna Traoré as Rebecca James
Richard Clarkin as Chief Constable Davis
Robin Dunne as Franklin Williams
John Wildman as Robert Graham
Erin Agostino as Nina Bloom
Brian Kaulback as John Hodge
Calvin Desautels as Edward Dobbs
Nathan Hoppe as Constable McNabb

Guest Cast

Tamzin Outhwaite as Miss Penelope Marsh
Sean Bell as Horace McWorthy
Jeff Sinasac as Graves
Chris White as Constable
Robert Skanes as Minister

Non-credited Cast

Kristian Bruun as Constable Jackson
Katy Breier as Lydia Hall
Nathan Hoppe as Constable McNabb


Murdoch Mysteries Season 11
Up From AshesMerlot Mysteries8 FootstepsThe Canadian PatientDr. Osler Regrets21 Murdoch StreetThe AccidentBrackenreid BoudoirThe Talking DeadF.L.A.S.H.!Biffers and BlockersMary WeptCrabtree à la CarteThe Great White MooseMurdoch SchmurdochGame of KingsShadows Are FallingFree Falling
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