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Unnatural Habits 

When the death of a teenager leads Jack and Phryne to investigate a halfway house for pregnant and wayward girls, they find their investigation blocked at every turn. With Jack's job in jeopardy, solving this case just got personal.


Tony Tilse


Kerry Greenwood (novel), Ysabelle Dean | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Essie Davis ... Phryne Fisher
Nathan Page ... Detective John 'Jack' Robinson
Hugo Johnstone-Burt ... Hugh Collins
Ashleigh Cummings ... Dorothy 'Dot' Williams
Miriam Margolyes ... Aunt Prudence
Travis McMahon Travis McMahon ... Bert
Anthony J. Sharpe ... Cec (as Anthony Sharpe)
Richard Bligh Richard Bligh ... Mr. Butler
Neil Melville ... George Sanderson
Dee Smart Dee Smart ... Rosie Sanderson
Daniel Frederiksen ... Sidney Fletcher
Joan Sydney Joan Sydney ... Mother Aloysius
Shayne Francis Shayne Francis ... Perpetua
Sally-Anne Upton Sally-Anne Upton ... Sister Dominica
Alice Cavanagh Alice Cavanagh ... Mary


The drowning death of a teenage girl leads Phryne and Jack to look into the very Catholic convent that (much to Phryne's shock) does her laundry under despairing slavery conditions. She's as appalled at their miserable treatment of homeless girls as are the staff at Phryne's lifestyle. Jack finds himself abruptly removed from the case by his former father-in-law, the all too suddenly newly appointed Chief Commissioner George Sanderson, whose first act puts matters into the hands of a far less capable officer. With Jack's career on the line, Phryne and friends target the convent and a cargo ship to ferret out a case of darkest smuggling. Written by statmanjeff

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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English | French

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22 November 2013 (Australia) See more »

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Did You Know?


Ashleigh Cummings and Fantine Banulski both played the character Robyn in Tomorrow, When the War Began. Ashleigh was in the movie and Fantine was in the TV series. See more »


Miss Fisher's kitchen calendar shows June with the 1st on a Tuesday. In 1929, when this story takes place, June 1st falls on a Saturday. The nearest years with the 1st of June falling on a Tuesday are 1926 and 1937. See more »


Phryne Fisher: My father used to lock me in a cupboard to try and break MY spirit.
Detective John 'Jack' Robinson: Clearly he didn't leave you there long enough.
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Written by Ernest Seitz & Gene Lockhart (as Eugene Lockhart)
Performed by Ted Lewis
Chappell Music Limited. By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Peter Milley
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