Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) is a thoroughly modern woman of the late 1920s operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous "lady detective" goes about her work with a pistol close at hand - and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer. To the dismay of Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page), Phryne's investigations take her through the back alleys, jazz clubs, and shady markets of Melbourne. Ignoring the dangers all around her, she seems to glide through life determined to enjoy every moment. This lush take on the traditional crime drama explores the fascinating and varied sub cultures of 1920s 'between-the-wars' Melbourne.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Previous Broadcasts
Marked for Murder (Episode #204H)
KQED Plus: Mon, May 26, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Set amidst the passion and fanaticism of 1929 Australian Rules Football. When Phryne is duped into investigating the coach's missing 'lucky cap', she discovers a gruesome murder instead - the local team Captain is found hanging by a rival team's scarf and it seems at first a clear-cut case of murderous sabotage. Phryne's investigation is complicated by the return of Jack's ex-wife, her dashing fiance - and the Police Commissioner's fanatical support for the opposition team. As she uncovers a past crime, Phryne reveals the lengths some men will go to for the sake of the game.
- KQED Plus: Tue, May 27, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Dead Man's Chest (Episode #203H)
KQED Plus: Mon, May 19, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Based on Kerry Greenwood's book of the same name. Buried treasure and pirate legends bubble to the surface in the seaside holiday town of Queenscliff. When Aunt Prudence insists Phryne help an old school chum whose holiday mansion has been burgled, Phryne and Jack discover the summer paradise is not so perfect. Things take a deadly turn when more than one body washes up on the beach and Phryne finds herself at the pointy end of a Spanish dagger.
- KQED Plus: Tue, May 20, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Death Comes Knocking (Episode #202H)
KQED Plus: Mon, May 12, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Phryne plays host to ghostly soldiers and exotic spiritualists. Aunt Prudence is swept up in the new spiritualist fad and enlists the famed Mrs. Bolkonsky to contact her dead godson, Lieutenant-Colonel Roland Claremont. The seance leaves Phryne certain there is something amiss - but it has nothing to do with the psychic realm. A message from beyond the grave leads to the death of a war veteran and Phryne uncovers a past murder that lay buried in the battle field for more than ten years - before returning to haunt the perpetrators.
- KQED Plus: Tue, May 13, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Murder Most Scandalous (Episode #201H)
KQED Plus: Mon, May 5, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Sumptuous brothels and respectable mansions. When Jack's ex father-in-law, Deputy Commissioner George Sanderson, is implicated in the brutal murder of a prostitute, Jack is determined to clear his name. Despite strict instruction from Jack not to meddle in his case - which also reintroduces Jack's ex-wife, Rose - Phryne decides to perfect her 'fan dance' in order to go undercover at the gentleman's club of the notorious Madam Lyon.
- KQED Plus: Tue, May 6, 2014 -- 2:00 AM