Half Moon Investigations. Image shows from L to R: Red Sharkey (Sebastian Charles), Fletcher 'Half' Moon (Rory Elrick). Copyright: BBC.

Half Moon Investigations

BBC One comedy drama. 13 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Rory Elrick, Sebastian Charles, Olivia Grant, Nicola Duffell, Robyn Milne, Kathleen Kidd, Marcus Nash and others.

Series 1, Episode 6 - The Curse Of The Emerald Phoenix

The disappearance of a valuable artefact, and an unexpected appearance by "Half" Moon in the school play - just another ordinary day in the life of the schoolboy private investigator.

Further details

The disappearance of a valuable artefact during a performance of the St Jerome school play causes panic among the actors - it belongs to headmistress Quinn. Moon's sister Hazel meanwhile is worried for a different reason - she thinks her chances of kissing the leading man in the final scene could be scuppered if this crucial prop is not found. There is no time to lose. Moon, Red and Mia go backstage to begin their investigations and on discovering that an Inspector Moon has been written into one of the play's scenes, Moon decides to take up the gauntlet making an impromptu appearance on stage. But who did steal the phoenix, and can Moon recover it before it's too late?

Broadcast details

Monday 9th February 2009
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rory Elrick Fletcher 'Half' Moon
Sebastian Charles Red Sharkey
Olivia Grant Mia Stone
Nicola Duffell April Devereaux
Robyn Milne Hazel Moon
Marion Weaver Mercedes Pink
Jennifer Black Principal Quinn
Hilary Maclean Mrs Moon
Guest cast
Gary MacKay Mr Moon
Murray Alford Jay
Ross Brown Mr Fey
Aiden Grimshaw Tom Holmes
Joseph Phillips Simon
Munmeet Sandhu Rob
Rameet Zandhu (as Rameet Sandhu) Zara
Joe Sentance James
Writing team
Drew Proffitt Script Editor
Max Allen Writer
Production team
Marcus D.F. White Director
Jonathan Phillips Producer
Josephine Ward Executive Producer

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