Murdoch Mysteries

Murdoch Mysteries (2008)

1 mistake in season 13

(2 votes)

Rigid Silence - S13-E14

Factual error: Everyone is standing in front of a sandstone building. The construction date literally carved in stone above is MCMXXX or 1930 - long after the show is set.

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Question: Why does Murdoch's bike not have a ring bell or horn? He is often seen cycling through the busy streets at high speed to arrive on a scene ASAP but never uses any sound warning apart from yelling occasionally - which looks pretty awkward for an official person.

Dangar

Answer: It's certainly a personal choice about using one, and probably similar to how some people refuse to wear a helmet or forego other safety equipment. Most bells and horns on bikes are not very loud and probably wouldn't be heard in busy traffic, making them mostly ineffective. Murdoch would likely still yell, even if he had a bell or horn.

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