The Doctor Blake Mysteries earns Logie nomination

BALLARAT’S favourite doctor has been nominated for a TV Week Logie Award. 

Yesterday, actor Craig McLachlan was nominated for a Silver Logie in the Most Outstanding Actor category for his portrayal of Dr Lucien Blake in The Doctor Blake Mysteries. 

Mr McLachlan is up against popular Australian actors Chris Lilley, David Wenham, Kirk Page and Lachy Hulme.

Mr McLachlan is all-too familiar with the Logie Awards. 

In 1990, the actor nabbed the prestigious Gold Logie for Most Popular Actor for his work on Neighbours. 

He also scored silver Most Popular Actor Logie Awards in 1989 and 1991. 

The Doctor Blake Mysteries itself isn’t in the running for any Logies, but the show is still vying for a New York Festival Award this year. 

Series one of the ABC drama was nominated as a finalist in the drama category at the international awards.

It is the only Australian drama nominated. 

The Doctor Blake Mysteries is set in Ballarat in the 1950s.

Filming was carried out around Lake Wendouree, Lydiard Street, the Ballarat Town Hall and the Old Colonists’ Club.

The winners will be revealed at the 56th Annual TV Week Logie Awards on Sunday, April 27 in Melbourne.

The second season of The Doctor Blake Mysteries is currently airing on ABC1.