David Huband and Thomas Craig.|
Murdoch Mysteries (2008-)
Freemasonry is an understated thread running throughout this Canadian-produced television drama series based on characters from a novel series by Maureen Jennings.
Glass Ceiling (2008)
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid wears a St. George's Cross lapel pin, of no masonic significance. [00:17:50]
Season 1, episode 2 (31 January 2008). Directed by Shawn Thompson, writers: Maureen Jennings (characters from novels), Jean Greighe. Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris, Rick Roberts, Sarah Orenstein, Allan Royal, Lachlan Murdoch, James Kirchner, Arwen Humphreys, Daniel Fleming, John Fleming, Dianne Latchford, Patrick Stevenson. Canada, English
Release Date: 31 January 2008 48 min., Colour
Still Waters (2008)
As the episode opens, Murdoch, while demonstrating his newly-invented lie detector, is asked "Do you or have you ever marched with the Orangemen?" Before he can answer he is called away to a murder scene. [00:02:50]
Season 1, episode 8 (9 March 2008). Written by Derek Schreyer, directed by Don McBrearty. Corey Sevier, James Downing, Lachlan Murdoch, Steven McCarthy, Charlotte Sullivan.
Victor, Victorian (2010)
Inspector Brackenreid and Constable Crabtree, two regular characters in this television series placed in 1890s Toronto, are members of a masonic lodge lodge where an initiate is murdered.
Season 3, episode 3 (28 March 2010). Directed by Laurie Lynd, written by Maureen Jennings, Alexandra Zarowny. Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris, Sergio Di Zio, Angela Vint, Zoie Palmer, Mark Caven, Martin Doyle, Lachlan Murdoch, Kevin Dennis. Colour, Mono.
Back and to the Left (2012)
Detective Murdoch pursues a Catholic suspect in the murder of an alderman killed during the attempted assassination of the city's Protestant mayor.
Brackenreid: "Another summer, another bloody Orange parade."
Crabtree: "At least the crowd looks cheerful."
Brackenreid: "They're Protestants here. Wait till the parade cuts through Corktown. See how cheerful everybody is then."
Crabtree: "Why does the parade have to go through Corktown?"
Brackenreid: "It's all about rubbing the Catholic noses in the dirt. Take away the Catholics, there's nothing to parade about."
Later, the Orange is compared to Freemasonry.
Crabtree: "Now what would a warehouse stacker like Jack Leary be doing chatting up an alderman?
Brackenreid: "They're both Orangemen."
Crabtree: "Oh, but they're not like masons, sir. A man like Leary wouldn't mix with the toffs.
Brackenreid: "Right, then, George, look into why an aldermen might want to have the mayor killed."
Later, a suspect, Hyde tells Murdock: "I have a lot of friends. Ask your chief constable. He's one of them." [00:35:00]
Season 5, episode 2 (14 June 2012). Directed by Don McCutcheon, written by Paul Aitken, R.B. Carney. Yannick Bisson, Detective William Murdoch
Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Georgina Reilly, Jonny Harris, Lachlan Murdoch, Nigel Bennett, Ivan Sherry, Kelvin Wheeler, Don Allison, Craig Eldridge, Richard Harte, Christian Potenza, Adam Lolacher, Sarah Wilson. Canada, English. 48 min., Colour.
A Study in Sherlock (2013)
A bank bank manager wears a cravat pin which has been mistakenly reported as masonic. [00:07:15]
Season 6, episode 4, (28 January 2013). Directed by Don McCutcheon, written by R.B. Carney, Cal Coons. Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris, Georgina Reilly, Lachlan Murdoch, Andrew Gower, Geraint Wyn Davies, Michael Rhoades, Michael Copeman, Steve Boyle, Andrew Loder, Barry Flatman, Ty Kostyk, Costa Kamateros. Canada, English. 44 min. Colour.
Friday the 13th 1901 (2014)
When Crabtree asks Brackenreid to lead the stationhouse curling team, Brackenreid replies: "Even though you're my masonic superior?" [00:22:53]
Season 7, episode 14 (3 March 2014). Directed by Michael DeCarlo, written by R.B. Carney, Jordan Christianson,Lori Spring. Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris, Georgina Reilly, Lachlan Murdoch, Kristian Bruun, Giacomo Gianniotti, Emma Campbell, Andrea Runge, Brittany Johnson, Jeanie Calleja, Nick Stathas, Clinton Walker. Canada, English, 44 min., Colour.
High Voltage (2014)
At a meeting of the Suffragette Society, Dr. Julia Ogden is considering running for provincial office as an independent. New society member, and member of the Socialist League, Lillian Moss says: "My uncle is sympathetic, and a prominent masonic lodge member. He's keen to meet you."
Dr. Emily Grace: "A socialist with connexions with the Masons, no less." [00:08:50]
The next scene shows the mayor and chief inspector conversing outside a masonic lodge hall.
"You can always count on a mason meeting for a good lunch and a dollop of gossip." [00:09:10]
Season 8, Episode 8 (1 December 2014). Directed by Cal Coons, created by Maureen Jennings, developed by R.B. Carney, written by Carol Hay. Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris, Georgina Reilly, Tamara Hope, Percy Hynes White, Nicole Underhay, Sara Mitich, David Storch, Scott Beaudin, Gerry Mendicino, Shiva Negar, David Huband, Kerry Griffin. Canada, English. 45 min. Colour.
Double Life (2015)
Grace: "I did meet her uncle once."
Julia: "Yes, Lillian arranged for me to meet him last year. He was sympathetic to our [suffragist] campaign. Wayland Porter, I believe."
Brackenreid: "I know him. He's a fellow mason." [00:04:00]
Later, Brackenreid talks with him outside a lodge hall. [00:05:40]
Season 9, episode 3 (26 October 2015). Directed by Gary Harvey, written by Maureen Jennings, R.B. Carney. Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris, Georgina Reilly, Lachlan Murdoch, Alden Adair, Joanne Boland, Peter Michael Dillon, Jonathan Eliot, Sara Mitich, Jamie Spilchuk. Canada, English. 42 min. Colour.
Fox Hunt (2020)
In the opening scene, fox hunt organizer and socialite, Bernard Helmsworthy says to Inspector Brackenreid: "Tom, I was so pleased to meet you at the masons." [00:01:15] He is later overhead apologizing to his wife for inviting the Brackenreids to the foxhunt, explaining that he had assumed that since he had met Tom at the masons that the Brackenreids would have more class.
Season 13, episode 12 (20 January 2020) Directed by Craig David Wallace, written by Simon McNabb. Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Arwin Humphreys, Lachlan Murdoch, Cyrus Lane, Paul Braunstein, Jonelle Gunderson, Graham Cuthbertson, Emily Stranges, Jesse Lapointe, Martin Burt, Colin Doyle. 44 min. Colour.
The Dominion of New South Mimico (2021)|
Not a masonic reference but simply reflecting the use of masonic regalia into fiction, Rupert Newsome, self-proclaimed King Rupert I of the fictional "Dominion of New South Mimico", wears a masonic Royal Arch sash and several unidentified jewels.[00:33:40] A similer sash appears in Season 3, Episode 3.
Season 14, Episode 8 (22 February 2021) "The Dominion of New South Mimico". Directed by Ruba Nadda, written by Simon McNabb. Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris, Daniel Maslany, Lachlan Murdoch, Siobhan Murphy, Clare McConnell, Cyrus Lane, Kira Guloien, Christopher Jacot, Kyle McDonald, Liza Balkan. 44 min., Canada, English, Dolby, Colour.