SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES
Encore Sundays, Oct. 29 - Nov. 19, 2023 at 6 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES is a light-hearted murder mystery series starring a Vespa driving, crime solving Catholic nun. It's the 1960s and police forensics are rudimentary. Luckily the residents of Great Slaughter have a secret weapon. Sister Boniface. If there's evidence to be found, Boniface will find it, with a little help from dashing DI Sam Gillespie and buttoned-up Bermudan DS Felix Livingstone.
Episode 1: “Unnatural Causes” Sunday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. on KPBS TV - The discovery of a housemaid's corpse at a local festival puts a damper on Great Slaughter's jovial gathering.
Episode 2: “Lights, Camera, Murder! “ Sunday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. on KPBS TV - A TV crew has arrived to use St Vincent's Convent as a location for a spy thriller. The filming becomes all too real when a live gun is fired instead of a replica. Sister Boniface deduces that the bullet was meant for the producer.
Episode 3: “Love and Other Puzzles” Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. on KPBS TV (note time change of 30 mins) - After spending the night with a pipe-smoking gentleman caller, a woman is found dead with a jigsaw puzzle and a face full of cold cream.
Episode 4: “My Brother's Keeper” Sunday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. on KPBS TV - Sister Reginald's ex-con brother Alfie abruptly shows up at the convent after being released from jail. With nowhere to go, the sisters agree to let him stay. But when a well-known artist is found murdered, Alfie begins to look like the prime suspect.
Episode 5: “Scoop” TBA - The body of a high-level government official's secretary is found at the bottom of a staircase - and Sister Boniface claims she was dead before the fall.
Episode 6: “Song for the Dead” TBA - The dreamy frontman of buzzy rock 'n' roll band The Queenmakers is found dead in the dressing room, just as they are about to go on for their set. Upon inspection, Sister Boniface finds a peculiar sting on the back of his neck.
Episode 7: “Dem Bones” TBA - It's the Great Slaughter Giant Marrow Contest and the town is buzzing with excitement. But before the judging can commence, a gruesome discovery is made in Edie's allotment plot.
Episode 8: “Queen of the Kitchen” TBA - Celebrity chef, Prunella Gladwell, comes to St Vincent's Convent to record an episode of her TV cooking competition, Queen of the Kitchen, with members of the Great Slaughter Women's Institute. When one of the contestants dies, it's up to Sister Boniface, Detective Gillespie and Sergeant Livingstone to find the killer.
Episode 9: “Sister Town” TBA - When a German mayor visits Great Slaughter to partake in a war memorial ceremony, tragedy strikes; Sister Boniface investigates whether it's a terrible accident or a malicious plan.
Episode 10: “Crimes and Miss Demeanours” TBA - The Miss United contest takes a dive when one of the beauty queens is discovered dead in the pool.
This series is currently available for purchase on BritBox and Amazon Prime Video
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