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Special features: A very British murder, part 3: The golden age.
Based on stories by Agatha Christie.
Originally broadcast on television 1987-1989.
Bonus feature: A very British murder (in three parts): Part one: The new taste for blood examines the British fascination with murder. Part two: Detention most ingenious. Part three: The golden age.
Producer, George Gallaccio.
Joan Hickson, David Horovitch, Ian Brimble, John Castle, Gwen Watford, Barbara Hicks, Christopher Good.
Completely restored and remastered in stunning high definition, see Agatha Christie's Miss Marple as never before! Joan Hickson, the actress Agatha Christie herself wanted for the role, stars as the shrewd sleuth in twelve thrilling whodunits.
Volume 1: "The murder at the vicarage": With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage. "The moving finger": The placid village of Lymstock seems the perfect place for Jerry Burton to recuperate from his accident under the care of his sister, Joanna. But soon a series of vicious poison-pen letters destroys the village's quiet charm. "The body in the library": The Bantrys wake to findthe body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But whois she? How did she get there? "A murder is announced": Villagers expect a fun game after a Gazette announcement of murder, but when lights flash off, shots ring out, and a masked burglar falls dead, the Inspector and vicar's wife Bunch call in expert Miss Jane Marple.
Volume 2: "They Do It with Mirrors": Miss Marple must solve a crime in a rambling country mansion being used for the rehabilitation of young criminals. "A Pocketful of Rye": An old nursery rhyme comes true in a grotesque double murder. Only Miss Marple sees the connection and that the next victim will be an old acquaintance - unless she can uncover the murderer in time. "4.50 from Paddington": A deadly family intrigue as a murder is witnessed from a passing train. "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side": Tragedy struck when a once beautiful film actress throws a party and a woman dies. The intended victim seems to be the actress. Then another woman is murdered.
Volume 3: Never one to sit idle, Miss Marple finds her luxurious Barbados vacation a bit dull until Major Palgrave's murder turns it into A Caribbean Mystery. Her London stay seems a bit too perfect until she discovers something sinister behind the Edwardian façade At Bertram's Hotel. How can Miss Marple resist visiting the seaside villa of a young couple plagued by terrifying memories of a Sleeping Murder? And how will she solve an unspecified crime in Nemesis, when her only clue is a ticket for a tour of historic homes and gardens, pre-paid by a dead man? Four suspenseful dramas with superb casts and meticulous period detail.
DVD, full screen, NTSC; mono. and stereo.
In English; optional English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing).