Jan. 24, 2008
Returning Series
60 min.
CBC TV Network

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Murdoch Mysteries (CA) - 01x03 The Knockdown

1x03 The Knockdown

3.5/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: Feb. 07, 2008 on CBC

Summary: While the city celebrates the Queen’s birthday with a display of fireworks, Murdoch investigates a messy case of fixed fights and shady backroom dealings in the dirty world of boxing. After his victory against Sully Sullivan, boxing underdog Amos Robinson is found dead in his hotel room.…
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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Inspector Thomas Brackenreid played by Thomas Craig
Ozzie Beers played by Phillip Jarrett
Jeb Cutler played by Frank Moore
Fannie Robinson played by Mariah Inger
Amos Robinson played by Andrew Hinkson
Bob Sullivan played by Mike Turner (VI)
Margaret Cutler played by Marie-Josée Colburn
Constable Henry Higgins played by Lachlan Murdoch

Episode Quotes

Constable George Crabtree: [as the ferret is searching for the blood trail, he runs up Murdoch's trouser leg] Hey, careful. sir! They're known to bite!
Detective William Murdoch: Huh? What?
Constable George Crabtree: Cut off access to your sensitive bits.
Detective William Murdoch: George, I need you to run out and purchase a dress.
Constable George Crabtree: Oh, we've already got one for Mrs. Robinson.
Detective William Murdoch: No, it's - it's for me.
Constable George Crabtree: [Sarcastically] Tired of the old jacket and trousers.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: [In a loud voice] The killer's not invincible, Murdoch. Someone must have seen him.


  • John L. Sullivan was the first world heavyweight boxing champion from 1885 to 1892, when he was beaten by James J. Corbett. Some boxing historians consider Corbett the first champion as he was champion when the modern Marquis of Queensbury rules were introduced 1n 1895, the year that the story takes place.
  • In his first interview with Cutler, the boxing promoter, it is learned that Det. Murdoch makes around C$400 a year, "give or take".
  • Queen Victoria's 76th birthday is mentioned, so that makes the date May 24, 1895.
  • Queen Victoria being born in 1819 ,and this being her 76th birthday - would make the year being 1895 .
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