A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.
The normally friendly village of Lymston is plagued by vile anonymous letters. When a mother of three takes her own life, following such a letter, Ms. Marple is not at all convinced things are as they seem.
Based on Agatha Christie's original work, this limited series chronicles the adventures of Tommy and Prudence "Tuppence" Beresford as the duo take over operations of a London detective agency. Each installment of the show follows one of the mini-mysteries from the "Partners in Crime" short stories, seeing the newlyweds hot on the trail of missing jewels, poltergeists, poisoned chocolates, and more. Written by
Three of the stories in the original PARTNERS IN CRIME mystery story anthology were not made into TV shows; they were "The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger," "Blindman's Buff," and "The Man Who was No. 16." These stories comprise an ongoing case that spans the anthology. The introductory story, "A Fairy in the Flat" not only has the Beresfords asked to take over The International Detective Agency, but reveals that the agency's former manager, Theodore Blunt, was a part of a spy ring, and the Beresfords are tasked with intercepting coded messages. The three unadapted stories find the Beresfords threatened by various spies and eventually, discovering the identity of agent No. 16. The book ends with them closing the detective agency and Tuppence announcing she is pregnant. See more »
I remember first watching these episodes on PBS Mystery back in the mid '80's and waited 20 years to find it on DVD. And well worth the purchase price. I love the atmosphere of these stories - terrific 1920's flavor and beautiful filming of rural England. The mysteries themselves are not very challenging, you'll figure most of them out well before the ending, but the chemistry between the two leading actors is really what makes the show. It's so nice to watch a program about a young husband and wife who really do love one another and enjoy adventures together.
Warwick looks every bit the solid young Englishman, and Francesca Annis, looking ten years younger than the 37 she actually was, is perfect as a bright and plucky young flapper. And do love the old cars in this.
Great way to spend an enjoyable 50 minutes of wholesome entertainment.
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