Classic murder mysteries by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, filmed entirely on location, oozing period atmosphere and featuring award-winning actress Joan Hickson, the most popular Miss Marple ever.
Since she picked up her knitting needles and unravelled her first crime in 1984, Joan Hickson has made the role of Miss Marple her own, winning a dedicated following in over 60 countries.
“Opulently filmed, extravagantly dressed, period detail right to the last hairclip.” Daily Express
“Seldom can dear old Agatha’s tales have been accorded such Rolls-Royce treatment, or so splendid a cast, even unto the peripheral characters.” Daily Telegraph
Episode 1: The Body in the Library (3-parter) Who is the mystery blonde lying strangled in the library of Gossington Hall? Fortunately for the Bantrys, Miss Marple is their neighbor.
Episode 2: The Moving Finger (2-parter) A nasty case of poison-pen letters brings Miss Marple to the East Anglian village of Lymston.
Episode 3: A Murder is Announced (3-parter)
The village of Chipping Cleghorn is intrigued by the local newspaper prediction of a murder at Little Paddocks. But when the lights go out at the appointed hour no-one thinks it’s a joke any more.
Episode 4: A Pocketful of Rye (2-parter)
The Home Counties, late 1940s. A nursery rhyme comes true in a grotesque double murder. Only Miss Marple sees the connection.
Episode 5: The Murder at the Vicarage (2-parter)
St Mary Mead, the mid 1950s. No one likes Colonel Protheroe. In fact most people hate him, including his own family. But when he is found dead in the vicar's study, Miss Marple wonders why so many people want to confess.