A walk through the numerous locations that Phyrne graces throughout the series, from National Trust Manors and historical landmarks of Melbourne, to the beaches of the Brighton coast.
The Art Department
Author, Kerry Greenwood, takes us through the impeccable detail of the sets created by the art department. The authenticity of the props is unquestionable, the décor "gorgeous", the kitchen "spiffy" and the bedroom "charming". Kerry notes how the trinkets that fill Phryne's home perfectly reflect the character that she created, right down to a copy of the now out-ofprint, Inside the Criminal Mind that sits upon her bookshelf.
The Director Of Photography
Director of Photography, Roger Lanser. ACS, talks about the art and history that influenced the aesthetic of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Bringing together elements of Roger Deakins' work with the Coen Brothers, as well as more recent period pieces such as Boardwalk Empire, Roger has created a unique and striking palette that compliments Essie Davis and Phyrne Fisher perfectly.
The Visual Effects
Visual Effects maestro, Scott Zero, talks us through the creation of 1920's Melbourne, from painting out modern skyscrapers to constructing grand ocean liners, as well as putting the finishing touches to the many death defying stunts with flying hatchets, piercing knives and makeshift graves!
Start-up Director, Tony Tilse, talks of both the challenges and the rewards of making a period piece. From the lows of contending with modern street signs, to the highs of putting a contemporary spin on a past time. He also talks of his fondness of Essie Davis and the wonderful sense of humour that she brings to the role of Miss Fisher.
The Production Designer
Robert Perkins, Production Designer, reveals the global influences that make up Phryne's world. Elements from Paris and London, Victorian and Edwardian periods were recreated by the talented art department or, if possible, sourced through the most invaluable resource of all – eBay.
The Costume Designer
Costume designer, Marion Boyce, shows us her favourite pieces from the 150 outfits that comprise the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries wardrobe. She explains the fundamentals of 1920's fashion, the "harry high pants" style that flattered the men so, and the floating gowns that complimented Phryne's tendency for perpetual motion and gay abandon.
Producers Fiona Eager and Deb Cox talk about the unique flavour of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, the strive for authenticity and the joy of depicting a thoroughly modern woman making her mark in an altogether unwelcoming man's world.
The Cast - Hugo Jonstone-Burt
Hugo Jonstone-Burt talks about playing Constable Hugh Collins, Inspector Jack Robinson's right-hand man and protégé. As Hugo also tells us, Hugh too is enamoured with Phryne's sweet and innocent assistant, Dot, doing all that he can to win her affections in return.
The Cast - Ashleigh Cummings
Ashleigh Cummings plays Miss Dorothy Williams or, Dot, loyal companion of Phryne Fisher and object of Constable Hugh's affections. Starting out as a sweet girl of a strong Catholic upbringing, Ashleigh reveals how Dot's eyes are opened when in the company of Phryne, later becoming an empowered and contemporary woman in the mould of Miss Fisher herself.
The Cast - Nathan Page
Nathan Page plays Inspector Jack Robinson, the chalk to Miss Fisher's cheese. Nathan talks us through Jack's working class upbringing, his young marriage and subsequent divorce, as well as his military tours, all of which shaped him in to the enigmatic man who now chases Phryne round the streets of Melbourne.
The Steam Train
Steam train driver, Jim Murty, and Fireman, Steve Lumsden, talk us through how they prepare and operate the period steam train that hosts some of Miss Fisher's most glamorous moments.
The Star - Essie Davis
Actor, Essie Davis, tells us why she loves about playing Phryne, revelling in the countless talents that Phryne posseses - she can fly a plane, she can shoot a gun, and she can tango with the best of them. Essie also offers her insight in to Phryne and Jack's smouldering romance.
Author of the Miss Fisher novels, Kerry Greenwood, talks about her trust in Producers Deb Cox and Fiona Eager to do justice to her creation, as well as her affection for Phryne, Kerry's very own James Bond only "much better dressed and a with a better taste in lovers".