7.5/10
323
4 user 3 critic

Death at Victoria Dock 

Summoned to investigate a missing school girl, Phryne runs afoul of social anarchists at odds during a dock workers' strike.

Director:

Tony Tilse

Writers:

Kerry Greenwood (novel), Shelley Birse
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Prime Video

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Essie Davis ... Phryne Fisher
Nathan Page ... Detective John 'Jack' Robinson
Hugo Johnstone-Burt ... Hugh Collins
Ashleigh Cummings ... Dorothy 'Dot' Williams
Miriam Margolyes ... Aunt Prudence
Travis McMahon Travis McMahon ... Bert
Anthony J. Sharpe ... Cec (as Anthony Sharpe)
Richard Bligh Richard Bligh ... Mr. Butler
Ruby Rees ... Jane (as Ruby Rees-Wemyss)
Robert Grubb ... Gerald Waddington
Jack Finsterer Jack Finsterer ... Peter the Painter
Penne Hackforth-Jones Penne Hackforth-Jones ... Reverend Mother
Renai Caruso ... Mrs. Waddington
Sam Clark ... Paul Waddington
Isabella Clark Isabella Clark ... Lila Waddington
Edit

Storyline

As his employees strike, a businessman asks Phryne to find his missing teenage daughter. Outside a shot rings out, and Phryne finds herself cradling a dying man. Soon, her investigations uncover forbidden love, religious iconography, and anarchists. Written by L. Hamre

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

16 March 2012 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color | Color (High Definition)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Miss Fisher refers to the Slavic language spoken at the docks, yet Latvian is not a Slavic language; it belongs to the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family. The names of the Latvian characters don't follow Latvian naming conventions, either, being rather generically Slavic Eastern European - suggesting the writers/makers indeed did not research Latvian culture properly. See more »

Quotes

Phryne Fisher: Why on Earth would anyone want to steal ammunition if they haven't got the gun?
See more »

Soundtracks

Royal Garden Blues
Written by Clarence Williams & Spencer Williams
Performed by Bix Beiderbecke
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beguiling look at 1920's Melbourne
19 July 2012 | by amberdaila7See all my reviews

The positives first. Esse Davis fulfills her role with panache and style. In fact I look forward to each of the episodes just to see what she is wearing and how the producers have managed to capture 1920's Melbourne. Death at Victoria Dock however was an open mouthed shock. Now if you are not Latvian it really won't matter and you will continue to enjoy this episode. However, a note to Ms. Birse. The number of Latvians in Australia in the 1920's could be counted on one hand. They would NOT speak Russian just having managed to expel them and create a Republic. Balalaika music? The hair on the back of my neck stood on end! I note on the credits that "The Latvian Society" was consulted. Don't know who that was but if any of the 4,000 or so Latvians in Victoria find out, he/she will be firmly castigated. Apart from that bit of angst, I would still recommend viewing this series. It is charming and a delight to watch.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed