Mr & Mrs Murder

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Mr & Mrs Murder
Genre Comedy, Drama
Created by Shaun Micallef
Jason Stephens
Starring Shaun Micallef
Kat Stewart
Jonny Pasvolsky
Lucy Honigman
Composer(s) Dan Luscombe & Echo Set
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) Rick Maier
Jason Stephens
Producer(s) Andrew Walker
Jason Stephens
Shaun Micallef (associate)
Kat Stewart (associate)
Location(s) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Running time ~45 minutes in a 60 minute timeslot
Production company(s) FremantleMedia Australia
Bravado Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Network Ten
Audio format 576i (SDTV)
Original run 20 February 2013 – 15 May 2013

Mr & Mrs Murder is an Australian crime comedy television series[1] produced by FremantleMedia Australia in association with Bravado Productions[2] which premiered on Network Ten on Wednesday 20 February 2013 at 8:30 p.m.

The 13-part murder mystery series follows the adventures of married couple Nicola and Charlie Buchanan, who run an industrial cleaning business.[3] They specialise in crime scenes and using this experience, they become amateur sleuths.[4]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Australian viewers
(millions)
1 "Early Checkout" Shirley Barrett Kirsty Fisher February 20, 2013 (2013-02-20) 0.959[5]
Charlie and Nicola set out to solve a murder in a hotel of the national hero Marty O'Connor. 
2 "A Dog's Life" Sian Davies John Hugginson February 27, 2013 (2013-02-27) 0.836[6]
A dispute occurs between a dog walking group and local golf course members after which golf champion Keith Skinner is mauled to death by a dog. 
3 "En Vogue" Sian Davis Marieke Hardy March 6, 2013 (2013-03-06) 0.719[7]
Fashion designer Jonah Ellroy is killed by a flying mirror during the finale of his runway show, Charlie and Nicola investigate. 
4 "Atlas Drugged" Shirley Barrett Bridie O'Neill March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13) 0.695[8]
It’s a murderous level of muscle burn when champion bodybuilder Anton is found drugged and baked to death on a sunbed. 
5 "Lost Soul" Daniel Nettheim Christine Bartlett March 20, 2013 (2013-03-20) 0.567[9]
They say life’s a cabaret, but that’s hardly the case when the leading lady Linda is found dead... 
6 "The Next Best Man" Sian Davis Sian Davis March 27, 2013 (2013-03-27) 0.818[10]
Something old, something new, something borrowed, someone dead. 
7 "Thoroughly Dead Thoroughbred" Peter Salmon Jay Barnes April 3, 2013 (2013-04-03) 0.698[11]
When Cardwell Stable’s vet Evelyn is murdered with an overdose of ketamine, Nicola and Charlie saddle up to investigate. 
8 "A Flare for Murder" Peter Salmon Timothy Hobart April 10, 2013 (2013-04-10) 0.548[12]
It’s more than a shot across the bow when young solo sailor Jennifer Travers is murdered on her yacht with a flare gun. 
9 "The Art of Murder" Abe Forsythe Timothy Hobart April 17, 2013 (2013-04-17) 0.638[13]
It’s murder for art’s sake when a homeless man is found crushed to death under a floating wall at a modern art gallery. 
10 "Little Boxes" Jet Wilkinson Harold Jordan April 24, 2013 (2013-04-24) 0.540[14]
When upper crust James Langlan is found harpooned through the chest with a spear gun in a heritage bathing box, it sends a dark ripple through a wealthy seaside community. 
11 "Keeping Up Appearances" Jet Wilkinson Katherine Thomson May 1, 2013 (2013-05-01) 0.469 (Overnight)[15]
In the middle of the night, a beautiful young woman named Ivy falls to her death from the window of a prominent plastic surgery clinic. 
12 "Zootopia" Daniel Nettheim Jonathan Gavin May 8, 2013 (2013-05-08) 0.523 (Overnight)[16]
When Glen the big cat keeper dies and Marie the hippo keeper goes missing, it looks like the food chain has been reversed at Maabade Zoo. 
13 "The Course Whisperer" May 15, 2013 (2013-05-15) 0.454 (Overnight)[17]
It’s a recipe for murder when maestro chef Bryce Cormac is killed in the kitchen of his renowned restaurant, Razorback. 

DVD and Blu-ray releases[edit]

Mr & Mrs Murder: Series One
Set details:
  • Supplier / Publisher - Roadshow
  • Region 4 DVD – 4-disc set
Features:

13 episodes

Release dates: Region 4
June 19, 2013[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debi Enker (2013-02-14). "Gumshoes keep it clean". Theage.com.au. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Screen Australia". Screen Australia. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  3. ^ "Mr & Mrs Murder". Australian Television. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  4. ^ Colin, By (2012-08-15). "Shaun Micallef teams up with Kat Stewart for Mr and Mrs Murder". News.com.au. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Timeshifted: Wednesday 20 February 2013". TV Tonight. 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Timeshifted: Wednesday 27 March 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Timeshifted: Wednesday 6 March 2013". TV Tonight. 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Timeshifted: Wednesday 13 March 2013". TV Tonight. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  9. ^ "Timeshifted: Wednesday 20 March 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  10. ^ "Timeshifted: Wednesday 27 March 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  11. ^ "Timeshifted: Wednesday 3 April 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  12. ^ "Timeshifted: Wednesday 10 April 2013". TV Tonight. 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  13. ^ "Timeshifted: Wednesday 17 April 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  14. ^ "Timeshifted: Wednesday 24 April 2013". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  15. ^ "Arrow on time, on target.". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  16. ^ "ABC News wins 7pm timeslot". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  17. ^ "Nine gives Seven renovation show a Big Bang". TV Tonight. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  18. ^ "Mr & Mrs Murder: Series 1". EzyDVD.com.au. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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