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Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

  • Season 1
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Spin-off from Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, set in the 1960s, starring Geraldine Hakewill as Miss Fisher's niece, who sets out to investigate what happened to her aunt.

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Episode 3: Dead Beat - Part One

Summary

Part one of two. After two pop singers are electrocuted while performing on a TV music show, Peregrine's impartiality is tested when an old boyfriend is named as the lead suspect in the case. Geraldine Hakewill stars.
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Review

We’re getting close to Scooby-Doo territory tonight and I’m not just talking about the mini dresses. At one point, a security guard says, “There’s been a few strange goings-on of late.” Which, as far as I’m concerned, should always be followed by the line, “OK gang, let’s split up and look for clues.” We also get a daft chase scene, though, admittedly it doesn’t involve Peregrine dressing up as a French waiter to confuse a monster, who then gets caught in an oversized net.

Instead, we’re at the studio of a Ready Steady Go!-style TV show, where heartthrob Duane Gordon has just been electrocuted. He may have had a sunny, surfer-boy image, but plenty of people wanted to end both his career and his life...

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