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Sat, Nov. 12 at 9pm – Miss Scarlet and the Duke on MASTERPIECE

Simon Ludders as Mr. Potts and Kate Phillips as Eliza Scarlet
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Simon Ludders as Mr. Potts and Kate Phillips as Eliza Scarlet

TV’s dueling detectives return for a new season of intriguing cases set in Victorian-era London on Miss Scarlet And The Duke, starring Kate Phillips (Wolf Hall) as private eye Eliza Scarlet and Stuart Martin (Medici) as her hot-tempered friend, Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington of Scotland Yard.

Episode Four: Angel of Inferno | Sat, Nov. 12 at 9pm
Eliza is hired to solve a case of blackmail in the shady world of Victorian medicine and finds herself with a new rival – Patrick Nash, the owner of a large private detective agency. Nash wants Eliza to join his company – or he will crush her business.

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About the Series
In an era of corsets, bonnets, and rigid patriarchy, Eliza Scarlet is England’s pioneer female private detective, and a credit to her sex since she is arguably the nation’s finest sleuth. For his part, Duke is a natural-born crime-buster, destined for high office at Scotland Yard. Along with the help (or hinderance) of Duke, Eliza is aided by her underworld odd-job man, Moses (Ansu Kabia, World on Fire); her sage housekeeper, Ivy (Cathy Belton, Hidden Assets); and her young friend and protégé, Hattie (Jessie Cave, Harry Potter).

The new season opens a few months after the conclusion of Season One: Eliza has solved her father’s murder, her relationship with William (the “Duke”) continues to slowly simmer, and she continues to face the challenges of being a female private detective in male-dominated Victorian London.

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