With much anticipation from fans of author Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher series, the first episode in the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries TV series aired last night on ABC in Australia.
My thoughts – loved it!
I always think casting makes or breaks a TV adaption of much-loved novels, and on the whole I think the casting in this instance is a winner.
The only slight differences from the mental image I had created of characters were Dot and Bert. In my mind I saw Dot as more outspoken and pious (although I’m sure Ashleigh Cummings will develop that in her character as the series goes on) and I envisaged Bert’s outward appearance to be more of a burly ruffian than actor Travis McMahon. This in no way detracts from these actors abilities – its more of a visual thing. I cannot wait to see Mr Butler and Phryne driving the Hispano-Suiza…
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What did you think of this TV adaptation?
For those in Australia who missed it, the full first episode is available to view on the ABC website here: Episode One – Cocaine Blues
Got an urge to read Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher novels?
Gorgeous TV tie-in copies are available from all good Australian retailers, such as Booktopia. But if you’re partial to a book bargain, the traditional cover versions are available from The Book Depository.