When Dr. Lucien Blake returns home after a life tarnished by war, inhumanity and despair, he no longer conforms to the strict social structures of a small town in the 1950s. Set in Ballarat, Australia in 1959, Dr. Blake has returned home after decades away to take over the country practice from his dying father. The ‘young’ Dr. Blake, however, is a well preserved 52 year old man of the world. A former Army Medical Officer and POW, having served in the British Army as a medical officer in the Far East during World War II. Unbeknown to his family, whilst away in the Far East, he married a Chinese woman and they had a child, but, at the Fall of Singapore, they lost touch. In Ballarat he serves as both a General Practitioner and the town’s police surgeon, which means he often finds himself investigating deaths, both natural and unnatural. Doctor Blake is a keeper of secrets and solver of mysteries.
Monday – Friday
Starts Wednesday 8 July