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Murder Under the Mistletoe 

Phryne's Christmas in July turns deadly when trapped inhabitants at a snowed-in mountain lodge find themselves being killed off according to the song The Twelve Days of Christmas.


Tony Tilse




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
Tammy Macintosh ... Dr. Mac
Travis McMahon Travis McMahon ... Bert
Anthony J. Sharpe ... Cec (as Anthony Sharpe)
Richard Bligh Richard Bligh ... Mr. Butler
Ruby Rees Ruby Rees ... Jane (as Ruby Rees-Wemyss)
Simon Burke ... Nicholas Mortimer
John Noble ... Edward Stanley
George Shevtsov George Shevtsov ... Chester Groves
Greg Saunders Greg Saunders ... Quentin Lynch
Alicia Gardiner Alicia Gardiner ... Birdie Fowler


Phryne, Dot, Aunt Pru and Dr. Mac head off to the mountains for Christmas in July and a bit of skiing. They arrive at their lodge to learn that Len Fowler had died that morning, electrocuted while stringing lights on the Christmas tree. While everyone else thinks it's an accident, Phryne suspects murder, something that proves correct when Vera and Nicholas Mortimer are murdered. Phryne believes it all relates to an accident at a nearby mine a decade ago - and it soon becomes obvious the killer plans on doing in everyone in the lodge. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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English | French | Latin

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22 December 2013 (Australia) See more »

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Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (photographs)
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Did You Know?


Four measures in, the closing rendition of "Deck the Halls" mysteriously changes key (D-flat to D-natural) when the camera angle changes. See more »


Actor John Noble appears as Edward Stanley. In the credits, the word "as" appears alongside the character name, as if it is a component of the complete character name "As Edward Stanley." See more »


Detective John 'Jack' Robinson: I don't want anyone taking chances, so lock your door.
Phryne Fisher: But, Jack, if I lock my door, nobody could get in.
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Crazy Credits

"In loving memory of Mary Eagger" (Mother of producer Fiona Eagger producer, who passed away on July 6, 2013.) See more »


Silent Night
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr
Arranged by Greg Walker (as Greg J Walker)
Performed by Greg Walker (as Greg J Walker) featuring Valda Walker
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