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
The Blood of Juana The Mad (Episode #208H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Loosely based on a Kerry Greenwood short story and set at a university college. When the fresh corpse of Professor Katz turns up in place of a cadaver in Dr. Mac's anatomy lecture she demands that Phryne and Jack - now estranged - work together in her interest. As they step around each other to investigate the murder and the disappearance of a valuable manuscript - the Book of Hours of Juana the Mad - a web of college pranking, politics and eugenics theory looks set to unravel. Not only do they solve the crime, but Jack and Phryne accept they work better together - in the interests of 'law and order'!
Blood at the Wheel (Episode #207H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
In the fast-moving world of an all-women's motorcar garage, Phryne's mechanic Ailsa is preparing for an annual rally put on by the Victorian Automobile Association. Everything changes when Gerty, the driver for the ladies' team, is found dead in her roadster. The crash deals a solid blow to the case for women drivers and has Phryne up in arms struggling to convince Jack that her friend's death was no accident. Jack has his own inner battle to contend with - coming to terms with the absolute desolation he experienced when he mistakenly thought the motorcar accident involved Phryne Fisher - and decides that he needs to step away.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Deadweight (Episode #206H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 16, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
The gaiety of St. Kilda's famous Esplanade is marred by the violence of gang warfare and the police who struggle to control it. When a gang leader is found dead outside a travelling boxing tent, Phryne's investigation leads her into the dangerous but thrilling world of fight rigging and tribal payback. As Constable Hugh Collins becomes emotionally embroiled, Phryne digs further to protect him and finds the most formidable fighters are outside the ring?
- KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 17, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Murder A La Mode (Episode #205H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 9, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Set in the Fleuri sisters' exclusive fashion salon on the 'Paris end' of Collins Street. When Phryne arrives at Madame Fleuri's for a fitting, she unexpectedly finds herself amidst a crime scene. The salon's benefactor has been found impaled on her own hairpiece in the sumptuous powder room and everyone present is a suspect! Phryne uses her innate understanding of haute couture fashion to help Jack uncover an elaborate jewel smuggling scheme.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM