Drama

Frankie Drake Mysteries

Now available in PBS Passport. Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) and her partner Trudy Clarke (Chantel Riley) at Drake Private Detectives, the city’s only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.

Mother of Pearl

43m 40s

The sins of the father cast a shadow on Frankie when she’s a suspect in a jewelry heist. In order to clear her name, Frankie inserts herself into the investigation only to discover that the victim of the theft is someone from her past. Forced to work with the unlikeliest of partners, Frankie realizes that catching a thief requires thinking like one.

Episodes

  • Mother of Pearl: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mother of Pearl

    S1 E1 - 43m 40s

    The sins of the father cast a shadow on Frankie when she’s a suspect in a jewelry heist. In order to clear her name, Frankie inserts herself into the investigation only to discover that the victim of the theft is someone from her past. Forced to work with the unlikeliest of partners, Frankie realizes that catching a thief requires thinking like one.

  • Ladies in Red: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ladies in Red

    S1 E2 - 43m 40s

    After Frankie and Trudy interrupt a violent home invasion, they’re hired to root out the suspected culprits – Communists at the family’s factory. Trudy goes undercover, but when Frankie is nearly killed in an explosion outside the factory gates, it’s clear someone knows Drake Private Detectives are getting close to cracking the case.

  • Summer in the City: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Summer in the City

    S1 E3 - 43m 40s

    Frankie is shocked when Eric Morrison, the son of her former Signal Corps commander, appears on her doorstep in the dead of night. A very dead body has suddenly appeared in his luggage - can the Drake Private Detectives help? But soon they discover the young man isn’t as innocent as he’d like them to believe he is.

  • Healing Hands: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Healing Hands

    S1 E4 - 43m 40s

    When Elsie, the faith-healing daughter of a preacher, disappears, Trudy brings the case to the agency. Frankie and Trudy agree on one thing: there’s no way a teenage girl is as innocent as her parents believe. They discover Elsie has been not just moonlighting as a jazz singer, but also that she’s been planning to run away with her handsome mentor. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

  • Out of Focus: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Out of Focus

    S1 E5 - 43m 40s

    Frankie and Trudy go Hollywood when they’re hired to investigate what looks like a murder captured on film by none other than legendary film producer Mack Sennett. To blend in, Frankie becomes a reluctant stunt double for leading lady Sofia Devoe, while she works to find out who could be a real killer. Can the detectives discover the truth behind the façade before the final credits roll?

  • Whisper Sisters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Whisper Sisters

    S1 E6 - 43m 40s

    Frankie and Trudy’s night out at Quon’s Speakeasy turns deadly when bullets start flying, injuring the young son of the owner. Frankie seeks out local gangster Joe Perry, who she suspects is responsible for the attack. But the tables are turned when Joe kidnaps her, leading Trudy and Morality Officer Mary Shaw on a search through burlesque halls and to bootlegger’s stills.

  • Ties That Bind: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ties That Bind

    S1 E7 - 43m 40s

    Morality Officer Mary Shaw recruits Frankie and Trudy to investigate the disappearance of an English teacher in Chinatown, but Frankie suspects Mary isn’t telling them the whole truth. They soon learn that Mary has a personal connection to the missing woman, who was involved in pursuits much more wide-reaching and much less virtuous than teaching.

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    The Pilot

    S1 E8 - 43m 40s

    A day at the air show turns into a day at the office for Frankie and Trudy when they prevent the kidnapping of aviator Phillip Anderson’s son Charlie. Although Anderson shuns their offer of assistance, Frankie and Trudy stay on the case. Their worst fears are realized when Charlie and his nanny go missing. Things aren’t as they seem in the Anderson house, and no one can be trusted.

  • Ghosts: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ghosts

    S1 E9 - 43m 40s

    A young wife of a veteran hires the detectives to investigate her husband, but before they can get very far, the man is killed in an explosion. Frankie discovers the murder is just one in a series seemingly connected to a secret military facility in England. Frankie comes face-to-face with a long-lost friend who may be the only one able to help--if she can face her own ghosts.

  • Anastasia

    S1 E10 - 43m 40s

    The lady of the stately Winchester house wants to hire Frankie to confirm that Anna, a member of a Cossack dance troupe, is actually Princess Anastasia of the Romanov family. Frankie is dubious--surely there’s someone more appropriate than a private detective to handle the case. But after Anna’s life is threatened, Frankie realizes that princess or not, the young woman needs protection.

  • Once Burnt Twice Spied: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Once Burnt Twice Spied

    S1 E11 - 43m 40s

    After Frankie gets a cryptic telephone call, she bolts from the office. As they set out to find her, Trudy tells Morality Officer Mary Shaw about how Frankie became a private detective. Immediately after the war, Frankie worked as a spy for MI-5, and as they quickly discover, the past doesn’t always stay in the past.

Extras + Features

  • Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer

    S1 - 30s

    Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) and her partner Trudy Clarke (Chantel Riley) at Drake Private Detectives, the city’s only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.

Schedule

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    Frankie Drake Mysteries: Life is a Cabaret: TVSS: Iconic

    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Life is a Cabaret

    Wednesday
    Feb 28

    1 Hour

    Witnessing a man's murder; Frankie's search for his lady-friend suspect leads her to an underground cabaret.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Sweet Justice

    Thursday
    Feb 29

    1 Hour

    Trudy discovers that her new dream home has contaminated water; the gals investigate the source with help from nighttime vigilante, Lady.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Showstoppers

    Friday
    Mar 1

    1 Hour

    Mary looks into a morality violation by Rita Hart's modern dance troupe; Frankie questions if they've brought the Spanish flu to Toronto.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday
    Mar 2

    1 Hour

    The gals are on a spirited scavenger hunt, and a player is murdered; the case must be solved to find out if it's a case of killing off the competition or something more personal.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Prince in Exile

    Sunday
    Mar 3

    1 Hour

    The team has to be discreet so as to avoid an international incident when a Prince is kidnapped.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    A Family Affair

    Monday
    Mar 4

    1 Hour

    A shakeup in all the gals' lives sees Frankie's dad alive but in danger, Trudy leave DPD, Mary going on the record, and Flo's new family threatened.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Prince in Exile

    Monday
    Mar 4

    1 Hour

    The team has to be discreet so as to avoid an international incident when a Prince is kidnapped.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries: Prince in Exile: TVSS: Iconic

    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Prince in Exile

    Tuesday
    Mar 5

    1 Hour

    The team has to be discreet so as to avoid an international incident when a Prince is kidnapped.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries: Prince in Exile: TVSS: Iconic

    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Prince in Exile

    Tuesday
    Mar 5

    1 Hour

    The team has to be discreet so as to avoid an international incident when a Prince is kidnapped.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries: Prince in Exile: TVSS: Iconic

    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Prince in Exile

    Saturday
    Mar 9

    1 Hour

    The team has to be discreet so as to avoid an international incident when a Prince is kidnapped.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries: Prince in Exile: TVSS: Iconic

    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Prince in Exile

    Sunday
    Mar 10

    1 Hour

    The team has to be discreet so as to avoid an international incident when a Prince is kidnapped.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    The Girls Can't Help It

    Monday
    Mar 11

    1 Hour

    Frankie and Trudy investigate a trio of flappers as they search for a stolen, priceless bottle of wine.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    The Girls Can't Help It

    Tuesday
    Mar 12

    1 Hour

    Frankie and Trudy investigate a trio of flappers as they search for a stolen, priceless bottle of wine.
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    Frankie Drake Mysteries: The Girls Can't Help It: TVSS: Iconic

    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    The Girls Can't Help It

    Tuesday
    Mar 12

    1 Hour

    Frankie and Trudy investigate a trio of flappers as they search for a stolen, priceless bottle of wine.

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