The Victorian-era crime series Miss Scarlet And The Duke is on its way back to Alibi.
In series one, viewers met Eliza Scarlet, who was left almost penniless when her father, Henry Scarlet, unexpectedly died. Although marriage appeared to be the only option for a woman’s financial security in those days, Eliza resolved to continue her father’s detective agency in London alone, working under his name.
Struggling to build her reputation in the male-dominated world of crime-solving, she frequently called on her old friend William Wellington, a gruff, womanising Detective Inspector of Scotland Yard, to help her acquire cases, but this seldom works.
Instead, Eliza often resorted to stealing case files from William’s office. William is known in the police force as “The Duke”, for obvious reasons.
We join series two after Eliza (Kate Phillips) has solved her father’s murder, and her relationship with William, the Duke (Stuart Martin), continues to slowly simmer.
The six-episode series starts on Tuesday 14th June in the UK on Alibi, but US viewers will have to wait until October for its premiere on PBS Masterpiece.
A few weeks back we reported that Under The Banner Of Heaven – starring Andrew Garfield – should be making its way to the UK.
And now we know that it is and when it’s going to appear.
It tells investigates and juxtaposes two histories: the origin and evolution of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and a modern double murder committed in the name of God by brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who subscribed to a fundamentalist version of Mormonism.
The Laffertys were formerly members of a very small splinter group called the School of the Prophets, led by Robert C. Crossfield (also known by his prophet name Onias). The group accepts many beliefs of the original LDS church at the time when it ceased the practice of polygamy in the 1890s, but it does not identify with those who call themselves fundamentalist Mormons. The book examines the ideologies of both the LDS Church and the fundamentalist Mormons polygamous groups, such as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church).
Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, Billy Howle, Gil Birmingham, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Seth Numrich, Chloe Pirrie and Sandra Seacat all appear alongside Garfield.
It starts on Disney+ (via Star TV) on 27th July.
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