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Whitstable Pearl - Episode Guide

Season 1

The Free Waters

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: May 24, 2021 (49 min)

The Free Waters

Restaurant owner Pearl Nolan discovers the body of her friend and oyster supplier chained to the anchor of his ship. The police, led by out-of-towner Chief Inspector Mike McGuire, believe it was an accident, but Pearl, who also runs a private detective agency, suspects foul play.

Random Acts

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: May 24, 2021 (47 min)

Random Acts

Working with local cop DS Nikki Martel, Mike investigates the death of a diabetic estate agent force-fed marmalade. When a woman hires Pearl to look into a large sum of cash left in her mailbox, Pearl discovers Whitstable may have a mysterious benefactor-but are they connected to the murder?

Civil War

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: May 31, 2021 (46 min)

Civil War

When an English Civil War re-enactment ends in tragedy, Pearl and Mike find themselves on opposing sides. Their inquiries reveal a community bitterly divided by the memory of a miner's strike and the possibility that there is more to the accident than first meets the eye.

Disappearance at Oare

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Jun 7, 2021 (49 min)

Disappearance at Oare

Pearl agrees to help a woman who received a note claiming her missing husband did not die from suicide. Pearl connects the case to a grief-counseling church group and a drowning years ago. As Christmas approaches, Mike sinks into a depression, despite taking on a new flat in Whitstable.

A Cup O' Kindness

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Jun 14, 2021 (48 min)

A Cup O' Kindness

When a mother takes her daughter out for a boat ride despite the father's wishes, the boat starts taking on water and the two need to be rescued. Was it an accident, or were they targeted? Pearl investigates while Mike tries to enjoy his time off from police duty in the days before New Year's Eve.

The Man on the Blue Plaque

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Jun 21, 2021 (47 min)

The Man on the Blue Plaque

A 30-year-old skeleton washes up on the shore, and the victim has a very personal connection to Pearl. Pearl's budding romance with Mike is threatened when he identifies a suspect close to home.

Season 2

Babylon

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Nov 28, 2022 (45 min)

Babylon

An ex-soldier is believed to have kidnapped his son while visiting France, where the boy lives with his mother. Pearl and Mike team up to try and find the missing boy.

Night Terrors

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Nov 28, 2022 (45 min)

Night Terrors

Mike has broken his ankle and, laid up at home, begins to be disturbed by a man in a flat opposite who has violent night terrors. Mike becomes convinced that the night terrors are a cover for him planning to murder his wife. The police find no evidence to support this, so Mike hires Pearl to investigate further. She discovers a body, but it's not the person she and Mike were expecting.

The Offer

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Dec 5, 2022 (44 min)

The Offer

After inheriting a beloved local pub from her mother, Molly Stratton puts it up for sale to the highest bidder, rather than selling it back to the community. She turns to Pearl for help to deal with the anonymous threats she's been receiving - including a dead seagull on her doorstep. When the pub is sold, the situation takes an even darker turn.

The Gumshoe and the Femme Fatale

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Dec 5, 2022 (44 min)

The Gumshoe and the Femme Fatale

When 1970s movie icon Zelda St John changes her will, leaving her fortune to her housekeeper, Natalia, the young woman seeks out Pearl, fearing that Zelda's family might hurt her. Not long afterward, Zelda is found unconscious at her home, attacked with a croquet mallet, and Natalia disappears. Clashing over who they believe is responsible, Mike and Pearl lead separate investigations.

Hidden Treasures

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Dec 12, 2022

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Dolly notices unexplained things happening in her house: the shower being left on when she hasn't used it, money going missing and then reappearing, the radio tuned to the wrong station. Pearl fears her mother is showing early signs of Alzheimer's disease, but she hooks up security cameras to placate her. What they see on the footage leads to a surprising solution to the problem.

To Those We Love

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Dec 12, 2022

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Pearl caters a wedding at a theme park, but the reception is marred by heated arguments and tensions among the guests - and that's before Pearl and Ruby discover the bride stabbed to death in the hall of mirrors. Mike suspects the groom, but Pearl has doubts. Worried for her welfare, Mike urges Pearl to stay out of it, but she can't resist investigating, even when it leads her straight into danger.

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