Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries
|Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Running time||85 minutes|
|Production company||Every Cloud Productions|
|Original network||Seven Network (Series 1)|
Acorn TV (Series 2-)
|Original release||21 February 2019 –|
Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (also stylised as Ms Fisher's MODern Murder Mysteries) is an Australian television drama series which began screening on the Seven Network on 21 February 2019. The series is a spin-off of the drama series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, which was based on author Kerry Greenwood's series of Phryne Fisher detective novels.
Set in Melbourne in the mid-1960s, Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries revolves around the personal and professional life of Peregrine Fisher, daughter of Phryne’s half sister Annabelle (a result of an affair that Phryne’s father had), who inherits a fortune when the famous aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine sets out to become a world-class private detective in her own right, guided by a group of exceptional women in The Adventuresses' Club, of which her aunt was also a member.
The series is produced by Beth Frey and directed by Fiona Banks, with Deb Cox, Samantha Winston, Chelsea Cassio and Jo Martino serving as writers for the series. Creators Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox also serve as executive producers.
- Geraldine Hakewill as Peregrine Fisher
- Joel Jackson as Detective James Steed
- Catherine McClements as Birdie Birnside
- James Mason as Eric Wild
- Toby Truslove as Samuel Birnside
- Louisa Mignone as Violetta Fellini
- Greg Stone as Chief Inspector Percy Sparrow
- Katie Robertson as Constable Fleur Connor
- Madeline Davies as Linda Wade
- Emma Hamilton as Sally Whedon
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||4||21 February 2019||14 March 2019|
|2||8||7 June 2021||19 July 2021|
Series 1 (2019)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"Just Murdered"||Fiona Banks||Deb Cox||21 February 2019|
|Peregrine Fisher arrives in Melbourne to collect her inheritance from her aunt, Phryne Fisher, who has not been seen since her plane crashed in the jungles of Papua New Guinea a year ago. Wanting to be part of the same Adventuresses' Club as her aunt, Peregrine decides to follow in Phryne's footsteps and solve the murder of a model found dead at a bridal fashion show.|
|2||2||"Dead Beat"||Kevin Carlin||Jo Martino and Deb Cox||28 February 2019|
|Peregrine's ex-boyfriend has been implicated in the murder of a pop singer from a popular television show and Peregrine is determined to investigate. Violetta's past may just be the key to solving the case.|
|3||3||"Space for Murder"||Lynn Hegarty||Jo Martino and Samantha Winston||7 March 2019|
|Birdie's past comes back to haunt her when her friend is found murdered after sending her a cryptic message. Peregrine's investigation takes her to a top secret military facility and rumours of alien abductions and UFOs.|
|4||4||"Seasoned Murder"||Fiona Banks||Jo Martino and Alli Parker||14 March 2019|
|A chef is found dead at a culinary school run by Samuel's ex-sister-in-law. The investigation into the chef's murder leads to chefs that can't cook, questions about the car crash that killed Samuel's wife, and an injured Chief Inspector Sparrow.|
For the UK broadcast, on the Drama channel commencing in January 2020, each episode was split into two parts.
Series 2 (2021)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date |
|5||1||"Death by Design"||Kevin Carlin||Deb Cox with Matt Kazacos||7 June 2021|
|The morning after a party, an architect-who was supposed to be redesigning Peregrine's home-and his lover are found dead in the sauna. Peregrine and James attempt to retrace the partygoers' movements, but the task proves difficult as the guests were swapping partners in the name of free love.|
|6||2||"Come Die With Me"||Lynn Hegarty||Michael Miller||7 June 2021|
|Peregrine's excitement over her upcoming nuptials is short-lived as she begins to realize she and James have different plans for their future together. When a woman's body is discovered during flight attendant training at Melbourne Airport, Peregrine goes undercover at hostess school.|
|7||3||"Blood Wedding"||Lynn Hegarty||Felicity Packard||14 June 2021|
|James is called to investigate the murder of a farmhand the day before a wedding at an estate where James's father works. Peregrine tries to help, but James is still frosty towards her, and a reunion with his old flame doesn't help matters.|
|8||4||"A Killer Unleashed"||Kevin Carlin||Elizabeth Coleman||21 June 2021|
|At the Melbourne Kennel Club's 1964 championship dog show, a competitor dies and her prized collie is framed for the murder. Having sworn off men, Peregrine considers a canine companion herself. Meanwhile, Birdie returns from a trip but appears to be hiding something.|
|9||5||"Death Alley"||Jess Harris||Michael Miller||28 June 2021|
|A brawl at a bowling alley between rockers and mods leads to decapitation. When the police arrest Violetta's nephew for the murder, Peregrine sets out to prove his innocence.|
|10||6||"Coop de Grace"||Jess Harris||Trent Roberts||5 July 2021|
|On race day, the president of the Sandridge Pigeon Club is discovered dead in the coop, covered in feathers and choked by birdseed. While Peregrine works the case with James, Birdie has her own mysterious mission to complete.|
|11||7||"Reel Murder"||Lynn Hegarty||Felicity Packard||12 July 2021|
|The gang gather at the river to relax and distract themselves from their assorted heartaches, but when Samuel hooks a corpse with his fishing rod, a day in the sun turns deadly. It emerges that the victim evaded murder charges many years ago, and so Peregrine and James search for a suspect with motive for revenge.|
|12||8||"New Year's Evil"||Lynn Hegarty||Elizabeth Coleman||19 July 2021|
|Peregrine throws a New Year's Eve party at the Adventuresses' Club and invites Melbourne's hottest pop band to play. But it's not long before a shot rings out in the dark, leaving the lead singer dead on the floor. With all the suspects contained to the club, Peregrine and James must work together to discover the killer in their midst, even as the tension between them reaches a boiling point.|
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- "Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries – Listings". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
- "Death by Design". Acorn TV. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
- "Come Die with Me". Acorn TV. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
- "Blood Wedding". Acorn TV. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
- "A Killer Unleashed". Acorn TV. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
- "Death Alley". Acorn TV. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
- "Coop de Grace". Acorn TV. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
- "Reel Murder". Acorn TV. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
- "New Year's Evil". Acorn TV. Retrieved 21 July 2021.