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.