Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries | Season 3
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Watch Saturdays at 9pm starting October 29, 2016 on WMHT-TV
The third series of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries builds on the meticulously constructed world of the earlier series as it follows the independent, glamorous and unflappable leading lady detective Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis). This lush take on the traditional crime drama explores the fascinating and varied subcultures of 1920s 'between-the-wars' Melbourne.
In this new series of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, viewers will delve into Phryne's closet for a surprise or two - both of the late 1920's couturier variety (upholding her reputation for style and elegance) but, also of the family skeleton variety!
This time around, her father arriving unexpectedly - in trouble and in need of cash - unravels long-buried secrets, grows our onscreen ensemble and challenges Phryne's usual composure! While Miss Fisher is as daring and playful as ever - mounting gun fights with the mafia, climbing tall buildings to rescue the helpless, performing death-defying feats of escapology and battling villains down back alleys - the overarching story attached to her father sheds fascinating new light on our lead.
Detective Inspector Jack Robinson is intrigued and amused, in turns, as Henry Fisher, Baron of Richmond Upon Thames, gets under his daughter's skin like no-one else can. And there is a bonus for Jack - as Phryne learns more about her father and a subtle shift of the heart feeds into her attitude to love and commitment. With the two primed for romance, the final episode feels like it’s the time to deliver on a promise!
From the shadowy lanes of the city to the halls of academia, from high-class brothels to haute couture, Phryne Fisher defends the innocent and juggles admirers with her usual panache, all the while keeping up her delicious dance around Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page). Returning cast members include Ashleigh Cummings (Dot Williams), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Constable Hugh Collins) and Miriam Margolyes (Aunt Prudence).
Death Defying Acts | Saturday, October 29 at 9pm
When the unfortunate assistant in a magic show is beheaded on stage, Jack and Phryne's investigation unravels a secret murder in the past. Phryne's estranged father makes a surprise visit.
Murder and the Maiden | Saturday, November 5 at 9pm
When a high-ranking RAAF officer disappears without explanation from an RAAF Base, Phryne is called upon by an old flame to discreetly solve the mystery.
Murder and Mozzarella | Saturday, November 12 at 9pm
In the world of family Italian restaurants, old grudges from the village are stirred up when matriarch Nonna Luisa dies and the ownership of a secret book of recipes becomes the suspected motive.
Blood and Money | Saturday, November 19 at 9pm
The same morning Phryne is approached by a young boy whose brother has gone missing, Dr Mac calls her to advise that another boy has been found in a shallow grave near the hospital where she works.
Death & Hysteria | Saturday, November 26 at 9pm
When Phryne's Aunt Prudence opens her home to a psychiatrist and natural healer to conduct his sanatorium for 'hysterical' women, Phryne takes on more than she bargained for.
Death at the Grand | Saturday, December 3 & December 17 at 9pm
When a Hotel Concierge is pushed from the rooftop with an empty bag 'souvenired' from Phryne's house Jack calls Phryne in to investigate what looks like a robbery gone wrong.
Game, Set & Murder | Saturday, December 3 at 9pm
Phryne hosts a tennis tournament to raise money for female tennis players, where the practice partner of a rising star dies; a murder investigation reveals Phryne's hidden fear.
Death Do Us Part | TBA
When a prize-winning scientist is found murdered on the same night the man intent on murdering Henry Fisher escapes police custody, Phryne must put all misgivings aside to protect her father.