TV Review: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Episode 3

The incomparable Wendy Hughes
The incomparable Wendy Hughes

Oh Miss Fisher (Essie Davis) sneaking down dark alleys and attending music clubs! Risqué!

After a stabbing, (Hatpin? Stiletto? Wayward trumpet with poisonous dart? No one knows!) Miss Fisher and Detective Jack (Nathan Page) are at it again, fighting over the how, what, when and where of the crime before them. Miss Fisher is charming and quick witted as usual and Detective Jack is as dry as a chip but had a cheeky little grin for a really, really short amount of time but it was there. Scouts honour.

Tonight we look at, gasp, homosexuals in photographs being extorted for money amongst the many storylines that run through this jazzed up, snappy, well-paced mystery and crime fighting offering of awesomeness. The romance between Collins (Hugo Johnstone Burt) and Dot (Ashleigh Cummings) heats up as Collins attempts to ask her to the Police and Fireman’s Ball but stumbles until Dot asks him instead.  One problem remains. She’s a Catholic and he’s a Protestant! Shocking! I felt weak and dizzy to think they may not get together after three episodes of shy glances and more shy glances!

Guest starring Deni Hines as a sassy American nightclub singer with a real attitude, Simon Lyndon as a creepy Mr. Stone and Wendy Hughes as a distraught mother who doesn’t know her beloved son is the above mentioned homosexual. Gasp! What scandal!

Luckily, the ABC audience will be drinking a pimms and lemonade and then heading to bed at 9.30pm to rest from all this morally conscionable behavior and to dream of Detective Jack.

Okay, maybe that’s just me.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is an Every Cloud Production and airs Fridays at 8.30pm on ABC1. Click here to read more episode reviews in the series.

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