UKTV channel Alibi seems to have cornered the market in Golden Age Canadian dramas. Not only does the channel broadcast Murdoch Mysteries in the UK, but it began to show Frankie Drake Mysteries last year.
Now series two is just around the corner.
The series is set in stylish 1920s Toronto, and follows female-only agency Drake Private Detectives, led by the eponymous Frankie Drake and her partner Trudy Clarke. Incorporating a brand of justice that doesn’t always follow the law, Frankie and Trudy investigate mysteries and crimes that either the police refuse to take on, or that their clients cannot take to the police at all. Against a backdrop of social change, radical politics and jazz music, the series is immersed in both the real Toronto of the 1920s and the world of mystery and suspense.
Here’s a sneak peak at episode one from series two:
Frankie Drake Mysteries (Series 2): Tuesday 22nd January, 9pm, Alibi