When Eliza Scarlett's father dies suddenly, she's faced with a stark choice. Accept the fact she is now penniless or take on and run her dad's detective business, but can she succeed against all the odds in this male-dominated world?

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Declan O'Dwyer

Writers:

Rachael New (created by), Rachael New
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cormac Melia Cormac Melia ... George
Kate Phillips ... Eliza Scarlet
Maria Guiver ... Delilah
Helen Norton Helen Norton ... Mrs Parker
Andrew Gower ... Rupert Parker
Cathy Belton ... Ivy
Emma Willis ... Kitty
Richard Evans Richard Evans ... Herr Hildegard
Stuart Martin ... William 'The Duke' Wellington
Danny Midwinter ... DS Frank Jenkins
Barry McKiernan Barry McKiernan ... Doctor Edwards
Kevin Doyle ... Henry Scarlet
Shane G. Casey Shane G. Casey ... Vicar
Aidan McArdle ... Alfred Winters / Joseph Simms
Lola Sattar Lola Sattar ... Young Eliza Scarlet
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When Eliza Scarlett's father dies suddenly, she's faced with a stark choice. Accept the fact she is now penniless or take on and run her dad's detective business, but can she succeed against all the odds in this male-dominated world?

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Crime | Drama

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TV-PG
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SS Princess Alice was a passenger paddle steamer that sank on 3 Sep 1878 after a collision with the collier Bywell Castle on the River Thames. Between 600 and 700 people died, all from Princess Alice, the greatest loss of life of any British inland waterway shipping accident. No passenger list or headcount was made, so the exact figure of those who died has never been known. See more »

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The only time Eliza is seen in mourning for her father is at his funeral. In Victorian times, she would have worn mourning weeds for twelve months after her father's death. It would have been considered incredibly disrespectful to her father and bad luck not to wear mourning weeds. She would likely have been rejected from polite society for such behavior. See more »

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The Extraordinary Miss Scarlet and some ordinary men..
19 January 2021 | by jamericanbeautySee all my reviews

Eliza Scarlet is a female detective. Miss Scarlet is a woman detective. Eliza is a lady detective. We get it. Victorian London is not London 2021. Eliza is likeable, her chemistry and banter with Detective Inspector William is good, the brothel owner Moses has charisma and the other cast is ok. I even liked the way the show looks. Problem is it follows the same stale formula: Eliza is amazingly amazing. Her Dad was a financially irresponsible drunk. The other men are of poor character, ordinary, or goofy. One man does outsmart Eliza and it would have made for an intriguing plot over a few episodes, but nope! Eliza gets it sorted out in no time flat. Inspector William naturally needs Eliza to figure out a simple murder case. How did this simpleton ever become a London Inspector? Like Dr. House or Sherlock Holmes, Eliza has great instincts, brilliant insight and eccentric thinking. It's a shame the show didn't focus on a great detective who happens to be a woman instead of showing us she's the greatest because she's a woman. While I liked the first outing, I have no interest in it beyond that.


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Release Date:

31 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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