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.
Ruddy Gore (#106H) Duration: 55:58 STEREO TVPG-V
At a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets the gorgeous Lin Chung who has rescued the theatre's leading man from some thugs in a dark alley in Chinatown. The evening continues on unexpectedly with a bizarre death onstage. What links can Phryne find between the Chinese community of Little Bourke St, the illicit opium trade and the actors treading the boards of His Majesty's Theatre? Phryne must solve an old murder, find a new murderer, and banish the theatre's ghost who seems likely to kill again. Directed by David Caesar and guest stars Billie Brown, Peter Cousens, Christie Whelan and Alex Rathgeber.
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Murder In Montparnasse (#107H) Duration: 53:25 STEREO TVPG-V
As a young woman in Paris after the war, Phryne posed for the famous artist Pierre Sarcelle. Now, 10 years later, Sarcelle's widow arrives in Melbourne asking for her late husband's paintings. When she suddenly disappears, Phryne discovers the connection between Mme Sarcelle and the death of an Australian war veteran who witnessed the 'accidental' death of Sarcelle at Montparnasse train station. As Phryne delves into this investigation, she remembers her own days in Paris and her first love. The two worlds collide as Phryne tracks down the murderer - but Jack is the man who gives her the courage to confront her past. Directed by Clayton Jacobson. Additional Directing by Tony Tilse. Guest stars Peter O'Brien, Vince Colosimo, Linda Cropper and Nick Carrafa.
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Away with the Fairies (#108H) Duration: 55:47 STEREO TVPG-V
Phryne investigates the puzzling death of a magazine columnist and author of fairy stories. To get to the truth, she must unearth the deceptions and rampant rivalries of the magazine's thoroughly modern working women - and dig into the past of their token male employee. Meanwhile, Phryne rekindles her affair with the sensuous Lin Chung - whose arranged marriage has stalled in a mire of family politics and intrigue. Directed by Emma Freeman and guest stars Anna McGahan, Roz Hammond, Deborah Kennedy and Jim Russell.
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Queen of the Flowers (#109H) Duration: 53:13 STEREO TVPG-V
The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher has been chosen to refine a group of delinquent flower maidens for the annual flower parade. When the body of one of her charges washes up on the beach, she begins to question the worth of table manners and dancing lessons. In the midst of her investigation, Jane's mother unexpectedly resurfaces and Phryne has to face her fears about losing her ward. Directed by Clayton Jacobson. Additional Directing by Tony Tilse. Guest stars Terry Norris, Danielle Cormack, Andrew S Gilbert and Eva Lazzaro.
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Death By Miss Adventure (#110H) Duration: 53:17 STEREO TVPG-V
Phryne investigates the death of a young female worker in a factory 'accident' and soon learns that the woman's death might not be the misadventure the police think it is. Faced with a wall of secrecy and lies, Phryne sends her trusty maid, Dot, undercover into the factory to investigate. When a second suspicious death occurs, Phryne fights desperately to save one of her closest friends from the gallows. Directed by Daina Reid and guest stars Alison Whyte, Caroline Brazier, Andrew Blackman and Neil Pigot.
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Blood and Circuses (#111H) Duration: 54:50 STEREO TVPG-V
The carnival is in town. Innocent fun turns to horror when one of the sideshow acts is murdered. Phryne poses as the magician's assistant, Fern, to investigate. The heady atmosphere of the carnival takes Phryne on a bittersweet trip down memory lane - to the days when she and her sister, Janey, would sneak into the big top, until one night Janey disappeared. Her pain is reignited when she discovers that Murdoch Foyle, the man accused of murdering her sister - was the mastermind behind an elaborate prison escape plan. Any chance of discovering the truth about her sister's fate is dashed though, when she learns that Foyle has died and been cremated. Directed by Emma Freeman and guest stars John Wood, Aaron Jeffrey, Victoria Thaine and Joel Tobeck.
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Murder Most Scandalous (#201H) Duration: 55:30 STEREO TVPG-V
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.
Murder in the Dark (#112H) Duration: 54:23 STEREO TVPG-V
Phryne's cousins and Aunt Prudence's entire household come under suspicion when a young girl is found drowned in her aunt's fountain on the eve of a lavish fancy dress party. Phryne and her aunt work together to investigate - until Phryne begins to doubt her own detecting skills. Was Murdoch Foyle really the man responsible for her sister's death or was it someone much closer to Phryne - someone who was also there the day Janey disappeared from the circus all those years ago? When Foyle finally shows his hand, Phryne recovers her confidence - only to have it replaced by terror when she fears Foyle now has Jane in his sights. Directed by Daina Reid and guest stars Felix Williamson, Kate Jenkinson and John Lloyd Fillingham.
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Death Comes Knocking (#202H) Duration: 55:37 STEREO TVPG-V
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.
King Memses' Curse (#113H) Duration: 53:39 STEREO TVPG-V
Murdoch Foyle is at large and has been connected with the mysterious death of Albert Monkton, antique dealer. In investigating the murder, Phryne discovers Murdoch Foyle's involvement in a bizarre reincarnation cult, inspired by Ancient Egypt. Phryne's hunt for the madman leads her on a disturbing trail of death and despair before she realizes her own significance in Foyle's grand plan. Can she overcome her nemesis and finally solve the mystery regarding the fate of her sister, Janey, or will her own death be the price she has to pay to discover the truth. Directed by Daina Reid and guest stars Matt Day, Nicole Nabout, John Arnold and Nick Backstrom.
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Dead Man's Chest (#203H) Duration: 55:02 STEREO TVPG-V
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.