Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Created by David McRobbie, the Australian children's adventure series Eugenie Sandler PI starred Xaris Miller in the title role. Upon the disappearance of her private-detective father Ray Sandler (Brett Climo), 15-year-old Eugenie turned amateur sleuth to track down her missing daddy, with the assistance of her skeptical classmate Warwick Bedford (Matthew Vennell). Along the way, Eugenie hoped to uncover a few facts about herself, such as why she had no birth certificate and had been given a false Australian passport. It gradually developed that Eugenie was actually the next person in line to the throne of the Eastern European kingdom of Versovia -- and that certain parties wanted to make certain that she never ascended to that throne. Dogging Eugenie's trail every foot of the way was sinister Melbourne police detective Matt Gurney (Martin Jacobs), and Gurney's partner Detective Teresa Brady (Odette Joannides), an honest cop who suspected that there was more to Gurney's devotion to his work than met the eye. The winner of the Australian Film Institute's Best Children's TV Drama award, the 13-episode Eugenie Sandler PI was seen over that country's ABC network from October 30 to November 15, 2000.