Saturdays, 7:00 PM ET on Ovation

Mondays, 9:00 PM ET on CBC

60 minutes

Follows Toronto’s only female private detective in the 1920s as she takes on the cases the police don’t want or can’t handle. Her gender is her biggest advantage – who would ever think a woman could be a detective? She has a knack for solving cases but she’s no cop – her brand of justice doesn’t always follow the law. Along with her partner Trudy, Frankie and the Drake Detective Agency take on cases of all shapes and sizes. From airplanes and booze running to American G-men, Communists and union busters, Frankie’s fearless sense of adventure gets her into all kinds of trouble, but she always manages to find her way out. In a time of change and hopefulness, Frankie is a woman ahead of everyone.
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Sep 26, 2018 6:06PM EDT

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Well she's not Phryne Fisher (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries). For some reason, period shows/movies of the 20s-30s have lots of fast talking scenes (think His Girl Friday... oh man I'm old!).

Frankie and her partner, Trudy, investigate mysteries and crimes that either the police refuse to take on, or that their clients cannot take to the police. Against a backdrop of social change, radical politics and jazz music, the series is immersed in both the real Toronto of the 1920s and the world of mystery and suspense.


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