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Julia Jones (dramatised by)
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The residents of a quiet English village begin to receive nasty, threatening letters. The wife of the local vicar calls in her friend Miss Marple to investigate. Full summary »
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Cast

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Joan Hickson ... Miss Marple (unknown episodes)
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Series Directed by
Roy Boulting (unknown episodes)
 
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Agatha Christie (unknown episodes)
Julia Jones (unknown episodes)

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Guy Slater .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Alan Blaikley (unknown episodes)
Ken Howard (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ian Hilton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Graham Walker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Paul Allen (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Christian Dyall (unknown episodes)
 
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Andrew Benson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
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Helen MacKenzie .... properties buyer (unknown episodes)
Linda Sherwood-Page .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Martyn Clift .... film recordist (unknown episodes)
John Hale .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Rob Maynard .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bernard Ashby .... chief film editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
John Altman .... musical director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Alexandra Bridcut .... assistant floor manager (unknown episodes)
George Gallaccio .... production associate (unknown episodes)
Juley Harding .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
John Kay .... assistant floor manager (unknown episodes)
Tony Redston .... location manager (unknown episodes)
 

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102 min
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Black and White (still photographs: of Gerry Burton's and Megan Hunter's trip to London) | Color
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This movie, based on a novel by Agatha Christie, was directed by Roy Boulting. His brother Peter Cotes (born Sydney Boulting) directed the original production of Christie's famous play "The Mousetrap" in 1952.See more »
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Continuity: After Mr. Pye pours out sherry for his guests, the carafe is seen to be almost empty. On refilling their glasses a short while later the carafe appears half full.See more »
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Miss Jane Marple:We are not put in this world to avoid danger - not when an innocent person's life is at stake!See more »
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33 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Poor Ted, 27 December 2004
Author: mike-1828 from United Kingdom

Oh dear, poor Ted, he seems, from his email address to be in Education, and one would suspect that his academic speciality is "Mystery Writers". A pity, excessive analysis over the years appears to have rather distorted his power of judgement. I was lucky enough to have been brought up in 1950s England, and I have never seen a series which more accurately reflects the life and people I remember then, less the murders of course! The real problem Ted has with the whole series is revealed in this comment: "At least this one emphasizes the obnoxious, mousey character of Jane more than the others." He just doesn't like Joan Hickson's characterisation. Well, sorry old chap, I knew many friends of my grandparents who were extremely similar to this Miss Marple, intelligent ladies of the Raj who had returned to England or daughters of the prewar middle class coping with the new society that was being shaped. They were used to a 'certain standard' in all things. Behind the fierce formal exterior, though, there was a twinkle, although often buried quite deeply. If Ted doesn't like this Joan Hickson characterisation, then I'm pretty sure he would have not have got on with Agatha Christie either. Probably Erle Stanley Gardner's more his type! This episode is up to the standard of the rest of the series, and it was directed by Roy Boulting, who would also remember this time well since it was his heyday at Shepperton Studios, producing classics like 'I'm alright Jack'. Hence the accuracy of the period feel. If you want to see Miss Marple really messed up, then check out the new 2004 series featuring Geraldine McEwan, whom I admire in the right part (Mapp and Lucia for example). But she is NOT Miss Marple, Miss Hickson IS.

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