blood and circuses

Blood and Circuses

Season 1, Episode 11

The carnival is in town. Innocent fun turns to horror when one of the sideshow acts is murdered. Phryne poses as the magician's assistant, Fern, to investigate. The heady atmosphere of the carnival takes Phryne on a bittersweet trip down memory lane -- to the days when she and her sister, Janey, would sneak into the big top, until one night Janey disappeared. Her pain is reignited when she discovers that Murdoch Foyle, the man accused of murdering her sister -- was the mastermind behind an elaborate prison escape plan. Any chance of discovering the truth about her sister's fate is dashed though, when she learns that Foyle has died and been cremated. Directed by Emma Freeman and guest stars John Wood, Aaron Jeffrey, Victoria Thaine and Joel Tobeck.

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King Memses' Curse

Season 1, Episode 13

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Murder Most Scandalous

Sumptuous brothels and respectable mansions. When Jack's ex father-in-law, Deputy Commissioner George Sanderson, is implicated in the brutal murder of a prostitute, Jack is determined to clear his name. Despite strict instruction from Jack not to meddle in his case - which also reintroduces Jack's ex-wife, Rose - Phryne decides to perfect her 'fan dance' in order to go undercover at the gentleman's club of the notorious Madam Lyon.

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Death Comes Knocking

Phryne plays host to ghostly soldiers and exotic spiritualists. Aunt Prudence is swept up in the new spiritualist fad and enlists the famed Mrs. Bolkonsky to contact her dead godson, Lieutenant-Colonel Roland Claremont. The seance leaves Phryne certain there is something amiss - but it has nothing to do with the psychic realm. A message from beyond the grave leads to the death of a war veteran and Phryne uncovers a past murder that lay buried in the battle field for more than ten years - before returning to haunt the perpetrators.

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Dead Man's Chest

Based on Kerry Greenwood's book of the same name. Buried treasure and pirate legends bubble to the surface in the seaside holiday town of Queenscliff. When Aunt Prudence insists Phryne help an old school chum whose holiday mansion has been burgled, Phryne and Jack discover the summer paradise is not so perfect. Things take a deadly turn when more than one body washes up on the beach and Phryne finds herself at the pointy end of a Spanish dagger.

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Deadweight

The gaiety of St. Kilda's famous Esplanade is marred by the violence of gang warfare and the police who struggle to control it. When a gang leader is found dead outside a travelling boxing tent, Phryne's investigation leads her into the dangerous but thrilling world of fight rigging and tribal payback. As Constable Hugh Collins becomes emotionally embroiled, Phryne digs further to protect him and finds the most formidable fighters are outside the ring...

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