Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Murdoch Mysteries Visits Queen's Park, His Honour David Onley to Make Cameo Appearance

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to film appearance as "Sir Oliver Mowat" in episode of Murdoch Mysteries to be filmed in Queen's Park

TORONTO, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Shaftesbury and CBC today announced that popular one-hour drama series Murdoch Mysteries will be filming scenes from its sixth season on location in Queen's Park on Friday, July 13, marking the first time a television production has been granted such an opportunity in over a decade. In the episode, "The Ghost of Queen's Park," Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) investigates the mysterious death of an MPP at Queen's Park, only to find his prime suspect is an alleged ghost. The Honourable David C. Onley will make a cameo appearance in the episode as the eighth Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Sir Oliver Mowat, who served from 1897 to 1903. Murdoch Mysteries will launch on CBC this fall, starting with season five in September and season six in January 2013.

Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century during the age of invention, Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch, a detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.

WHAT: Scenes from Murdoch Mysteries Season Six, Episode 607 "The Ghost of Queen's Park," to be filmed on location in Queen's Park.
WHEN:  Friday July 13, 2012
  5:00 pm to 6:00pm
WHERE: Queen's Park*
  111 Wellesley Street West, north of University Avenue and College Street
  Enter at main entrance at University and Queen's Park Circle
WHO: The Honourable David C. Onley and Murdoch Mysteries stars Yannick Bisson ("Detective William Murdoch"), Jonny Harris ("Constable George Crabtree") and Georgina Reilly ("Dr. Emily Grace")

*To ensure access to Queen's Park, please bring photo ID and credentials and notify Tanya Koivusalo at 416-575-4671 prior to arrival.

Murdoch Mysteries is developed and produced by Shaftesbury, in association with CBC, ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Alibi from UKTV, and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the COGECO Program Development Fund.

Filmed in and around Toronto and Southern Ontario, Murdoch Mysteries stars Yannick Bisson ("Detective William Murdoch"), Helene Joy ("Dr. Julia Ogden"), Jonny Harris ("Constable George Crabtree"), Thomas Craig ("Inspector Brackenreid") and Georgina Reilly (Dr. Emily Grace").

About Shaftesbury
Founded in 1987, Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator, producer and distributor of original content for television and multiple platforms in more than 120 countries worldwide. Recent productions include three seasons of The Listener for CTV and Fox International Channels; five seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for Citytv, UKTV and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment and new Canadian broadcast partner CBC in its sixth season; and Ken Finkleman's comedy series Good God. Shaftesbury's slate of programming for kids and families includes the global hit series Life with Derek and the movie follow-up to the series, Vacation with Derek. Shaftesbury's divisions include Smokebomb Entertainment, the company's digital media group that produces original multiplatform projects including Totally Amp'd and State of Syn as well as companion web experiences for Shaftesbury's slate of properties; Shaftesbury Factual, focusing on non-fiction storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres; Shaftesbury Sales Company, managing international sales and distribution; and Shaftesbury U.S., the company's Los Angeles-based development division.


SOURCE Shaftesbury

For further information:

Tanya Koivusalo
Communications Coordinator, Shaftesbury
Office: 416-363-1411
Mobile: 416-575-4671

Mario Tassone
Unit Publicist, Murdoch Mysteries
Mobile: 416-889-6993

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