Murdoch Mysteries

Staircase to Heaven

Series 5 - Episode 10 Staircase to Heaven



A stormy night. A remote house. A card player has his throat slit mid-game. So, far, so Agatha Christie – but then tonight’s mystery suddenly morphs into Flatliners. You know, the horror movie where Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts attempted to find out what lay “beyond death”? Well, it’s the same deal here: it quickly transpires that the card players were competing to see who would have the privilege to die. The aim was to have someone glimpse the afterlife, only to then be brought back to actual life. Only it’s all gone a bit wrong, hasn’t it! Can Murdoch get to the truth? Only, it seems, by experiencing heaven himself…


A high-stakes game of cards among Dr Grace's friends ends with a man's death. Murdoch goes to investigate and discovers the group was involved in otherworldly experiments - inducing death and then bringing the person back to life. Meanwhile, Brackenreid and Crabtree guard a witness from notorious criminal Randolph the Razor. Crime drama, starring Yannick Bisson and Georgina Reilly.

Cast & Crew

Det William Murdoch Yannick Bisson
Insp Thomas Brackenreid Thomas Craig
Cons George Crabtree Jonny Harris
Dr Emily Grace Georgina Reilly
Russell Chisholm Christopher Jacot
Magnus MacDonald Victor A Young
Hannah Beaumont Deborah Odell
Fanny Glover Kate Ross
Jacob Oliver Evert Houston
Lillian MacDonald Lauren MacKinlay
Ned Watts Jamie Robinson
Director Harvey Crossland
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