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Miss Scarlet and the Duke

Miss Scarlet and the Duke

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  • Premiered: 
    March 31, 2020
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  • Network: Alibi
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Rachael New 
  • Subject Matter: Private Eye
  • Tags: period

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  • Season 1
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Plot Synopsis

Set in London at the start of the Sherlock Holmes era (circa 1880), Eliza Scarlet is thrown onto her own and, to get out of debt, she becomes Victorian England's first-ever female sleuth. Luckily, a childhood friend, Detective Inspector William "The Duke" Wellington, is a cop willing to help her. Eliza's father, Henry, is a widowed retired police officer, currently a private detective running up bills and drinking through his occasional earnings. Nonetheless, he is a talented investigator, and he has taught his only child, Eliza, the trade since she was a girl. She is now determined to break into this male-only profession. Fortunately, Eliza's childhood friend happens to be a detective inspector at Scotland Yard: the Duke. He gets his nickname from the most famous Englishman of the 19th century: the Duke of Wellington, victor over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Like that other Wellington, the Duke is cool and decisive in a scrape. And he is also a ladies' man, which leads to interesting complications with Eliza. Sometimes working together -- but often at odds -- Eliza and the Duke tackle a series of cases. On launching her business, Eliza's initial challenge is not criminals or clients so much as getting society to take a female detective seriously, even one who has mastered wounds, poisons, motives, and red herrings. But she forges ahead and sees her first commission -- a simple search for an older gentleman's lost niece -- turn into something very sinister, which she resolves with the Duke's help. And with that her career, if not her income, is off and running. Eliza's exploits range from an open-and-shut murder case that only she realizes is not so clear-cut, to a dastardly plot that will make history if it succeeds, to a client being harassed from beyond the grave. In her final investigation of the season, spanning the season's final two episodes, Eliza is pursuing the mystery of her father's demise when she unwittingly lures the Duke into a deathtrap. Naturally, the ordeal is a bonding experience for the two quarrelsome but secretly affectionate crime solvers. MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE had its U.S. premiere on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings).
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On Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 8pm (check local listings), PBS aired "The Case of Henry Scarlet," the season finale of MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE. Eliza has discovered things are not what they seem with her father, presumed to have died from a heart attack, and, with time running out, has to solve a perplexing puzzle.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by A+E Networks International
  • Produced by Element 8 Entertainment
  • Co-produced with MASTERPIECE
  • In association with Eighty Seven Films
  • In association with Bandidos Yanquis

Settings

  • - London UK