‘Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries’ wins ratings

Geraldine Hakewill as Peregrine Fisher.

The first of four Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries telemovies won its timeslot on the Seven Network last night.

Produced by Beth Frey for Every Cloud Productions, the show was No. 1 across its two hours, although the first hour trailed Network 10’s Gogglebox and the ABC’s Escape from the City.

Seven claimed victory because the viewing figures averaged across the two hours exceeded those on 10 and the ABC.

Created by Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox and directed by Fiona Banks, the 1964-set drama-comedy introduced Geraldine Hakewill as Peregrine Fisher, who takes on the mantle of lady private detective from Phryne Fisher, the aunt she never knew.

Teaming up with a club of feisty women known as The Adventuresses, she went undercover at a department store to solve the murder of a Barbie Jones, a glamorous model who is found perched on a

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