Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears heads to Alibi in UK
James R | On 24, Mar 2020
The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) returns this April in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, and UKTV’s Alibi has snapped up the rights to the feature-length special.
An Acorn TV exclusive Down Under, the Australian TV show’s return marks a revival for the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries franchise. Based on Kerry Greenwood’s novels, the show had three seasons in Australia, finding popularity in the UK through Netflix, which holds the streaming rights to the programme.
UKTV’s Alibi, however, has been broadcasting the show first since 2012, airing all three seasons, and will be the home for the series’ Kickstarter-instigated spin-off. And now, we have an official air date.
The special finds Miss Fisher in full swing once again, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. Strong-willed, daring and more adventurous than ever, the always glamorous lady-detective has been solving cases around the globe since flying from Melbourne to London with her father in tow. Never forgetting her experiences in the War, her upbringing in the back-alleys of Collingwood or the devastating loss of her sister, Phryne has launched herself into a new slew of murder cases with relentless enthusiasm.
In this special adventure, after freeing a young Bedouin girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Miss Fisher begins to unravel a wartime mystery concerning a priceless jewel, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe. Nathan Page and Miriam Margolyes return as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson and Prudence, with Rupert Penry-Jones also in the cast as First Lieutenant Jonathon Lofthouse.
The film will debut at 7pm on Friday 10th April on Alibi, which is available on Sky, Virgin, BT and TalkTalk.
Here’s a trailer:
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