"A Merry Murdoch Mystery this Christmas"

By Staff / Northern Stars

Lovers of mysteries, lovers of Christmas stories and lovers of the hit CBC series Murdoch Mysteries will rejoice this season as the very first Murdoch Mystery holiday special will help ring in the holidays. And it’s a star-studded cast as film and TV legend Ed Asner, Downton Abbey’s Brendan Coyle and costar of the series Perception, Kelly Rowan join the cast of the two-hour production, A Merry Murdoch Christmas...

Christmas Special promo

"Alibi To Air Two-Hour ‘Murdoch Mysteries’ Christmas Special; Brendan Coyle, Kelly Rowan & Ed Asner Guest Star"

By Patrick Munn/ TVWise

UKTV’s Alibi channel has revealed plans to air a special two-hour Christmas episode of Murdoch Mysteries on Tuesday December 22nd at 9pm as a stand alone TV movie (under the title Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas), before the show’s ninth season launches on the channel in 2016...

"Murdoch Mysteries holiday special to feature Ed Asner, Peter Mansbridge"

By Staff / CBC News

Guest stars also include Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Kelly Rowan (The O.C.).

"It's a real romp, pretty epic, and I love what I've been asked to do," Coyle revealed to CBC News during a set visit earlier this fall.  The guest stint marks the third Canadian acting gig for the British actor, a stage veteran perhaps best known for playing Lord Grantham's valet John Bates on TV hit Downton Abbey...


Mr. Rankin


Series 9, Christmas Special

Maureen Jennings


Peter Mitchell

Michael McGowan

Yannick Bisson, Stephen Montgomery

Production Companies: 
Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund (produced with the participation of) Rocket Science VFX Shaftesbury Films)

Additional Cast:
Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris, Lachlan Murdoch, Arwen Humphreys, Kelly Rowan

Aired 21 December 2015 in Canada and 22 December 2015 in the UK

"Interview: Coronation Street actor Thomas Craig – who lives in Wandsworth - tells us about the Murdoch Mysteries Christmas Special"

By Jim Palmer/ Sutton Guardian

“We’ve got some really good guest stars. We’ve got Brendan Coyle from Downton Abbey, we’ve got Ed Asner, who used to be Lou Grant (or to some viewers, he’s probably better known as Santa in Elf). He’s 87. And an actress called Kelly Rowan from The OC..."

In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.

The Christmas Special revolves around the murder of a local business tycoon and philanthropist during the holiday season and the theft of his gifts for underprivileged children.

The Christmas Special is a standalone episode and not tied to Season 9.

The series has a Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Murdoch Mysteries airs on CBC in Canada, Ovation (under the name The Artful Detective) in the US, and Alibi in the UK.  The Christmas Special aired on 21 December in Canada and 22 December in the UK.

Christmas Special sneak peek

Behind the Scenes

Christmas memories