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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  26 December 1984 (UK)
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Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.

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Joan Hickson ...
Gwen Watford ...
Moray Watson ...
Valentine Dyall ...
Lorrimer
Karin Foley ...
Mary
Raymond Francis ...
Frederick Jaeger ...
David Horovitch ...
Ian Brimble ...
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Debbie Arnold ...
John Bardon ...
PC Palk
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Mrs Palk
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Malcolm
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Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry. Written by Anonymous

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John Moffat is no stranger to the works of Agatha Christie. He had a minor role in Murder on The Orient Express. He also played Poirot on Radio 4. See more »

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Followed by Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985) See more »

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Agree with others.Far superior to Geraldene McEwan
23 January 2005 | by (north wales) – See all my reviews

This gem is indeed far superior to the Geraldine McEwan version. Although it is a very good attempt and the supporting cast are superb,the period detail very good and is faithful to the book, Miss McEwan just does not have the x factor for Miss Marple. In fact with the contrived voice and the gestures she tries just that bit too hard to achieve what Joan Hickson did with so much ease.

I understand that so far only four of the series have been re-filmed out of a total of twelve, and I am sure that out of the available Miss Marple contenders. i.e. Angela Lansbury, Helen Hayes, Maragret Rutherford,Joan Hickson and Geraldene McEwan it will be found that Miss Hickson is the definitive.


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