Doctor Blake’s swan song arrives

BIG RETURN: Lead actor Craig McLachlan on the set of The Doctor Blake Mysteries on Lydiard Street in 2014. The show returns for its season five premiere on Sunday night. Picture: Kate Healy

BIG RETURN: Lead actor Craig McLachlan on the set of The Doctor Blake Mysteries on Lydiard Street in 2014. The show returns for its season five premiere on Sunday night. Picture: Kate Healy

The Doctor Blake Mysteries’ mega fans have been in high spirits ahead of the show’s season five premiere, despite its uncertain future.

Dr Blake will return to screens at 8.30pm on Sunday night.

No network has announced it will pick up the show, which the ABC axed, but also promised to wrap up with all questions answered.

Sydney’s Michele Orban, who visited the show’s Ballarat sets in August, said the loyal fans was preparing to celebrate the premiere.

“It is bittersweet because we know the telemovie is coming along and they say they will answer all the unanswered questions,” he said.

“But we are passionate about it and we love it.

“We will have a get together and a party to celebrate, we’ll be on our phones, instant messaging and live video chats.”

Ditchy's view

Ditchy's view

Mrs Orban said fans wanted answers if the show finished, with a resolution of Dr Blake’s and housekeeper Jean’s relationship, at the top.

“Are they going to be a couple that continues to compliment each other like they have been,” she said.