Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Series 1 - 1. Cocaine Blues

Cocaine Blues
Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

Just when you thought that all variations of the amateur-detective genre had been explored, along comes Miss Phryne Fisher, who sashays through the jazz clubs of 1920s Melbourne, tackling villains with her pearl-handled pistol.
The plot’s hardly revolutionary, but it is worth watching for lead actress Essie Davis, with her sleek bob and killer cheekbones, who runs bad guys to ground with both wit and raunch.

About this programme

1/13. First episode of the Australian crime drama set in the 1920s. Returning to Melbourne after years abroad, sleuth Miss Phryne Fisher becomes embroiled in a case involving poisoned husbands, cocaine smuggling and illegal abortionists, Starring Essie Davis, with Miriam Margolyes.

Cast and crew


Phryne Fisher
Essie Davis
DI Jack Robinson
Nathan Page
Dorothy Williams
Ashleigh Cummings
Hugh Collins
Hugo Johnstone-Burt
Aunt Prudence
Miriam Margolyes
Lydia Andrews
Miranda Otto
Dr Mac
Tammy MacIntosh
Murdoch Foyle
Nicholas Bell


Executive Producer
Deborah Cox
Executive Producer
Fiona Eaggar
Executive Producer
Christopher Gist
Executive Producer
Carole Sklan