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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  7 March 1985 (UK)
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When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.

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Wealthy business man Rex Fortescue collapses when he reaches his office. It is determined that he was poisoned. No one seems too upset, as everyone agrees that Rex was a tyrant. Soon however Rex's young wife also turns up poisoned. The maid, Gladyes, whom Miss Marple trained, writes to Miss Marple asking for help. Miss Marple arrives too late, as Gladyses' body is found strangled and strung up on the clothes line. Now it's personal, and Miss Marple is determined to see the murderer punished. Written by <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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Timothy West plays Rex Fortescue in this version while his wife Prunella Scales would later play Miss Effie Ramsbottom in the ITV adaptation Agatha Christie's Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (2008). See more »

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Just after Lance's car is spotted by the police, he drives past a modern (post-1964) speed limit sign. See more »

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Stygian gloom
1 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now available on a BBC DVD, this episode of Miss Marple is unfortunately plunged in complete darkness from beginning to end, making it at times quite difficult to see who is actually on screen. Maybe this is intended to add to the atmosphere of the house in which the action takes place, and indeed houses in mourning would have had their curtains drawn at the time, but need all the lights have been off as well?

Though a fairly faithful adaptation of the book, one of Agatha Christie's later thrillers, there is not a great deal of detection or thought process in the play and when presented with the killer, my reaction was simply 'oh'.

When you can see them, some nice early '50's details.


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