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Geraldine McEwan takes on the role of world-famous crime writer Agatha Christie's shrewd and inquisitive Miss Jane Marple in this stunning set of murder mysteries. Miss Marple's sweet old lady exterior hides an excellent perception of human nature and a razor sharp intuition for solving crimes - murderers underestimate her at their peril! These beautifully shot films boast exceptional international casts and high production values.

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Geraldine McEwan takes on the role of world-famous crime writer Agatha Christie's shrewd and inquisitive Miss Jane Marple in this stunning set of murder mysteries. Miss Marple's sweet old lady exterior hides an excellent perception of human nature and a razor sharp intuition for solving crimes - murderers underestimate her at their peril! These beautifully shot films boast exceptional international casts and high production values.

    • Episode 1

    The Body in the Library

    Miss Marple's friend Dolly Bantry enlists her help after she and her husband find the body of a mystery woman in their library. When news comes through that a glamorous exhibition dancer has disappeared from the hotel where she worked, the victim - if not the murderer - seems to have been identified. As another body is discovered, Miss Marple realises that the roots of the killing go back to an earlier tragedy. Love, money and loneliness all play their part.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes

    Miss Marple's friend Dolly Bantry enlists her help after she and her husband find the body of a mystery woman in their library. When news comes through that a glamorous exhibition dancer has disappeared from the hotel where she worked, the victim - if not the murderer - seems to have been identified. As another body is discovered, Miss Marple realises that the roots of the killing go back to an earlier tragedy. Love, money and loneliness all play their part.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    The Murder At the Vicarage

    When the vicar in Miss Marple's village declares in exasperation that anyone who murdered Colonel Prothero would be doing the world a service, he does not realise his words will come back to haunt him. The Colonel's death at the vicarage throws up a long list of potential murderers. The unpopular local resident made many enemies. Miss Marple, temporarily incapacitated after an accident, is perfectly placed to investigate.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes

    When the vicar in Miss Marple's village declares in exasperation that anyone who murdered Colonel Prothero would be doing the world a service, he does not realise his words will come back to haunt him. The Colonel's death at the vicarage throws up a long list of potential murderers. The unpopular local resident made many enemies. Miss Marple, temporarily incapacitated after an accident, is perfectly placed to investigate.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    4:50 from Paddington

    Two trains draw briefly alongside each other as they race past a country house. To her horror, Miss Marple's friend Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a man in a passing carriage brutally strangling a mystery woman. With no body to be found, the police decide she must have dreamed the incident. Miss Marple is convinced the answer lies with the ill-fated family who own the mansion and persuades a bright young friend to pose as a housekeeper and gather clues for her.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes

    Two trains draw briefly alongside each other as they race past a country house. To her horror, Miss Marple's friend Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a man in a passing carriage brutally strangling a mystery woman. With no body to be found, the police decide she must have dreamed the incident. Miss Marple is convinced the answer lies with the ill-fated family who own the mansion and persuades a bright young friend to pose as a housekeeper and gather clues for her.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    A Murder Is Announced

    A local advertisement announcing the date and location of a forthcoming murder has a small village buzzing with curiosity. Assuming it's a hoax, a crowd is nonetheless gathered at Letitia Blacklock's cottage at the appointed time when the lights go out and a gunman fires into the room. When the lights go up, Letitia is wounded and the mysterious gunman lies dead. Miss Marple, visiting an old friend in the village, can't resist joining the investigation.

    • 1 Hour 34 Minutes

    A local advertisement announcing the date and location of a forthcoming murder has a small village buzzing with curiosity. Assuming it's a hoax, a crowd is nonetheless gathered at Letitia Blacklock's cottage at the appointed time when the lights go out and a gunman fires into the room. When the lights go up, Letitia is wounded and the mysterious gunman lies dead. Miss Marple, visiting an old friend in the village, can't resist joining the investigation.

    • 1 Hour 34 Minutes
©Agatha Christie Ltd (a Chorion Company) 2004

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