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A female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 1920s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.
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Series cast summary:
Essie Davis ...  Phryne Fisher 34 episodes, 2012-2015
Nathan Page ...  Detective John 'Jack' Robinson 34 episodes, 2012-2015
Hugo Johnstone-Burt ...  Hugh Collins 34 episodes, 2012-2015
Ashleigh Cummings ...  Dorothy 'Dot' Williams 34 episodes, 2012-2015
Richard Bligh Richard Bligh ...  Mr. Butler 32 episodes, 2012-2015
Travis McMahon Travis McMahon ...  Bert 29 episodes, 2012-2015
Anthony J. Sharpe ...  Cec 29 episodes, 2012-2015
Tammy Macintosh ...  Dr. Mac 17 episodes, 2012-2015
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A female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 1920s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

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Australia

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2012 (Australia) See more »

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Every episode closes with blacking out the screen, usually focusing on Miss Fisher's face in a circle. The closing scene is almost always Miss Fisher with Detective Inspector Jack Robinson. See more »

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In series 1, the same house is used for Lydia Andrews' house in Cocaine Blues, the Waddingtons' house in Death at Victoria Dock, and Aunt Prudence's house in Murder in the Dark. After series 1, the house is only used for Aunt Prudence. See more »

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Spin-off Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (2019) See more »

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Fun, classy, and pretty to look at
25 May 2012 | by maerrie1See all my reviews

As someone who hasn't read Kerry Greenwood's novels, I found this entertaining, light- hearted and aesthetically pleasing. Perhaps a little formulaic and not particularly creative in its plot devices, but altogether an enjoyable way to while away an hour on a Friday night. In fact, I may now read the novels after all.

However, as I haven't read them I can't really comment on the criticisms of other reviewers that the storyline was changed and that the main character suffered in her translation from print to screen. Obviously it's often difficult to leave a story unchanged because it just doesn't work in film the way it does in a book; and who knows what other (budgetary) restrictions the production was working within.

The sometimes ponderous camera work and precise, deliberate acting reminded me pleasantly of the Poirot series- although Phryne Fisher is rather racier than the little Belgian. I enjoyed the recreation of late-20s Melbourne, including the bright, interesting wardrobe of the leading lady. I got a little annoyed in some of the middle episodes that the storyline concerning Phryne's sister appeared to be dropped as it was the most intriguing thing about the early episodes, but I was satisfied by the end of the series. I also liked the development of the friendship between Phryne and Jack Robinson, and Hugh & Dot were quite cute too.

Don't sit down to this expecting something mind-altering or deeply intellectual. This is quality b-grade and proud of it; it does its thing very well indeed.


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