Geddy Lee to star in TVs Murdoch Mysteries

Geddy Lee
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Rush bassist Geddy Lee is to feature in an upcoming episode of the long-running Canadian drama series Murdoch Mysteries, based on the Detective Murdoch novels by Maureen Jennings.

You can see Lee discussing how he got the art and what his role entails in a new video below.

But Prog has learned that Lee will play a character called... wait for it... Tom Sawyer, a carriage driver who escorts Detective Murdoch (Canadian actor Yannick Bisson) and an expectant Dr Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy) for a relaxing retreat in Muskoka. After a minor accident along the way, Geddy’s character suggests the couple take shelter in a nearby cabin.

The episode will air in Canada on TV channel CBC March 21 at 8pm EST. British viewers should be able to watch the episode on UKTV's Alibi channel (Sky channel 132 and Virgin Media 126), which is showing the current 15th season.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.