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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  28 February 1985 (UK)
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An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

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Ursula Howells ...
Renée Asherson ...
Miss Bunner (as Renee Asherson)
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Nicola King ...
Elaine Ives-Cameron ...
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Joan Sims ...
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A murder is announced in the Chipping Cleghorne Gazette to take place on October 5th, 7 PM at Little Paddocks cottage. The people living there, retired secretary Miss Blacklock, her companion Miss Bunner, Miss Blacklock's two distant cousins, Patrick and Julia and Mrs.Haymes, a gardener, have no idea what the ad is about. Several villagers arrive at the house under the false pretenses of "just walking by" or "Was in the neighborhood". At exactly 7 PM, the lights go out, and a man enters the room, and shines a flashlight in everyone's face. Then shots are heard. As the lights come back on, they find the man who entered the room has been shot. Miss Marple must unmask the killer but soon more murders turn up. Written by <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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In the film you here of a son called Harry, at the end of the film there is a wedding and you see the son, played by Simon rose who lived in the village of Powerstock were the film was shot. See more »

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When the corpse of Rudi Scherz is being examined and his mask is pulled off, he shuts his eyes tighter and then relaxes them again. See more »

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Hannah: [when asked about the murder] The door bell rings, I answer the door, the door bell rings again, I answer the door again,the door bell rings again, I answer the door again, the door bell rings again...
Det. Inspector Craddock: After the guests have all arived
Hannah: Oh... I go to the dinning room to clean the silver, I hear shots, I scream, somebody turns the key and lets me out, I scream again, somebody hits me! I see blood.
Det. Inspector Craddock: You scream again?
Hannah: I think so. Are you going to arrest me?
Det. Inspector Craddock: [smiles] Not today.
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Sing For Your Supper
Music by Richard Rodgers lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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One of my favorites
16 April 2012 | by (Berkeley) – See all my reviews

The premise of this story is so silly that I love it. It runs like a classic Agatha Christie whodunit. The group of individuals get an invitation to party where they are openly told a murder will occur. Their interest and intrigue and British-ishness made it laugh out loud funny for me at times.

Also, Miss Marple is wonderful. I like the feel of these episodes and the acting far better than the newer shows. In fact, I highly recommend all of the older episodes of Miss Marple, besides perhaps "Nemesis".

You must have a soft spot for British mystery... if you do, you will love it.


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