Mr and Mrs Murder

An idea that had been brewing between Shaun and producer Jason Stephens for a long time, Mr and Mrs Murder is a comedy-drama staring Shaun and Kat Stewart.

Shaun and Kat play Charlie and Nicola Buchanan, a couple who are crime scene cleaners during the day, and crime solvers at night.

Unlike most of his work, Shaun decided not to be involved in the writing of the show, instead concentrating on the acting. The ensemble writing team behind the show includes Marieke Hardy, John Banas and Christine Bartlett, Doug Macleod, Jonathan Gavin, Glen Dolman, Katherine Thomson and John Hugginson.

Produced by FremantleMedia Australia, with financing from Screen Australia, it premiered on Channel 10 on Wednesday 20 February 2013 at 8:30 p.m, immediately following Mad As Hell.

Charlie and Nicola run ToxiClean, an industrial cleaning company, picking up a lot of crime scene business from their friendship with Detective Peter Vinetti (Jonny Pasvolsky). However, many of these crimes lead Charlie and Nicola to want to get involved and look deeper.

Along with their live-in uni student niece Jess Chalmers (Lucy Honigman), Charlie and Nicola investigate the crime scene, the victim, and the suspects, getting very close to everyone involved, finally leading the police to the perpetrator.

The season ran for 13 episodes.

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Australian viewers
(millions)
1 “Early Checkout” Shirley Barrett Kirsty Fisher February 20, 2013 0.959[5]
Charlie and Nicola set out to solve a murder in a hotel of the national hero Marty O’Connor.
2 “A Dog’s Life” Sian Davies John Hugginson February 27, 2013 0.836[6]
A dispute occurs between a dog walking group and local golf course members after which golf champion Keith Skinner is mauled to death by a dog.
3 “En Vogue” Sian Davis Marieke Hardy March 6, 2013 0.719[7]
Fashion designer Jonah Ellroy is killed by a flying mirror during the finale of his runway show, Charlie and Nicola investigate.
4 “Atlas Drugged” Shirley Barrett Bridie O’Neill March 13, 2013 0.695[8]
It’s a murderous level of muscle burn when champion bodybuilder Anton is found drugged and baked to death on a sunbed.
5 “Lost Soul” Daniel Nettheim Christine Bartlett March 20, 2013 0.567[9]
They say life’s a cabaret, but that’s hardly the case when the leading lady Linda is found dead…
6 “The Next Best Man” Sian Davis Sian Davis March 27, 2013 0.818[10]
Something old, something new, something borrowed, someone dead.
7 “Thoroughly Dead Thoroughbred” Peter Salmon Jay Barnes April 3, 2013 0.698[11]
When Cardwell Stable’s vet Evelyn is murdered with an overdose of ketamine, Nicola and Charlie saddle up to investigate.
8 “A Flare for Murder” Peter Salmon Timothy Hobart April 10, 2013 0.548[12]
It’s more than a shot across the bow when young solo sailor Jennifer Travers is murdered on her yacht with a flare gun.
9 “The Art of Murder” Abe Forsythe Timothy Hobart April 17, 2013 0.638[13]
It’s murder for art’s sake when a homeless man is found crushed to death under a floating wall at a modern art gallery.
10 “Little Boxes” Jet Wilkinson Harold Jordan April 24, 2013 0.540[14]
When upper crust James Langlan is found harpooned through the chest with a spear gun in a heritage bathing box, it sends a dark ripple through a wealthy seaside community.
11 “Keeping Up Appearances” Jet Wilkinson Katherine Thomson May 1, 2013 0.469 (Overnight)[15]
In the middle of the night, a beautiful young woman named Ivy falls to her death from the window of a prominent plastic surgery clinic.
12 “Zootopia” Daniel Nettheim Jonathan Gavin May 8, 2013 0.523 (Overnight)[16]
When Glen the big cat keeper dies and Marie the hippo keeper goes missing, it looks like the food chain has been reversed at Maabade Zoo.
13 “The Course Whisperer” Abe Forsythe Marieke Hardy May 15, 2013 0.454 (Overnight)[17]
It’s a recipe for murder when maestro chef Bryce Cormac is killed in the kitchen of his renowned restaurant, Razorback.

 

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12 thoughts on “Mr and Mrs Murder

  1. Well there you go. I was convinced Shaun had written some of his own stuff – “are they your reading cucumbers?” – as it really has his flavour.

    But I’m not surprised to find Marieke Hardy listed there.

    Enjoying it thus far 🙂

  2. We love Mr & Mrs Murder, please continue this with some more seasons, it really makes a change and it’s fun to watch and listen to the jokes and innuendos.
    Watching it on Acorn TV in San Antonio Texas USA

  3. I watched my second bunch of reruns of “Murder” and laughed more this time than any other time.I know it’s harder to produce drama than abc satire but not good enough I need the humour the wit and the chemistry of Shaun and Kat so at least have sex and create children that want to cater to my whims if your not interested.

  4. Hi Shaun,

    Huge fan of Mr and Mrs Murder, would kill to see a second season (mind the pun)! My friends and family all love it too, I hope that you and Kat and the producers (and all of the behind the scene employees) can work on creating a new season, it would be truly worth it!

    Kind Regards,
    Mon

  5. Is there ever going to be a second season of this? I LOVED season one and was sure there would be at least a season 2. Such a great comedy. One of the most original and funniest shows I have seen on tv in my lifetime. Please bring it back!

  6. I so agree with the other posters–would love a second season. Everything about the show was wonderful and it appeals to an international audience of comedy and mystery fans.

  7. I am so disappointed that there will not be Mr. & Mrs. murder Season 2. I think the whole season was so well done – writing and acting. I loved the chemistry between the actors, especially the sweet and funny relationship between Nicola and Charlie. I am a new fan of Shaun & Kat, and love the UK and Australian productions more than my own USA’s. I do hope that we will see more of these two very talented actors together in the future, whether it’s a new production or a Mr. & Mrs. special ( please, please, please).

  8. I really love this show and would like to see another season…. Well written, the characters work so well together and the premise is great.
    Virginia, the USA

  9. There must be another season coming, this is a lovely show, most entertaining, well conceived, well written, well executed, all is well.
    Please continue, we are waiting in Oregon with bated breath.

  10. I love this show and watch it on the PBS station in Washington DC. I love the writing, the humor, the mystery, and all of the characters. I’ ve never written a “fan” letter before but I wanted to add my support for another season. I hope we can have more shows from Shaun, including the other cast members Kat, Jonny, and Lucy. Can you come to the states to solve a mystery? Searching for clues and murder suspects while on second honeymoon in Washington DC would be great.

  11. Please oh please do more of mr and mrs murder. Its very clever, funny and the characters work so well together.
    Hopefully it wont just be a one series show…..its much too good to just fizzle out.
    Come on shaun….you are so talented, give us something to look forward to.

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