Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  25 January 1987 (UK)
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During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Hickson ...
Caroline Blakiston ...
Helena Michell ...
James Cossins ...
Colonel Luscombe
Chief Inspector Fred Davy
Preston Lockwood ...
Irene Sutcliffe ...
Miss Gorringe
Brian McGrath ...
Neville Phillips ...
Robert Reynolds ...
Peter Baldwin ...
Douglas Milvain ...
Sir Ronald Graves
Philip Bretherton ...
Det. Inspector Campbell
Edward Burnham ...
Dr. Whittaker


Miss Jane Marple is staying at an elegant hotel from her childhood compliments of her nephew Raymond. Also there is international adventurer Bess Sedgwick and Lady Selena Hazy (Joan Greenwood in her next to last performance). A doorman working at the hotel turns out to be from Bess' past, and when he is killed, she is the prime suspect. But what does his murder have to do with the disappearance of an elderly vicar staying at the hotel, and a string of robberies over the last few months? Miss Marple must find out before the murderer strikes again!!! Written by Mike Hatchett <>

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25 January 1987 (UK)  »

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A Bertram szálló  »

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Miss Marple is directed to the "television room" which is said to be "tucked well away" and that "the Americans like it" as if no proper English person would watch. In fact, the BBC is credited with the world's first regular television service with high-level image resolution, starting 2 November 1936. See more »


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One of the best Miss Marple adaptations
23 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very faithful to the book and a joy to watch. Aspects of the plot of "At Bertram's Hotel" admittedly are far-fetched, but the theme and setting are among Christie's best. We also see a highly active and reflective Miss Marple, functioning as a superb amateur detective and not just dithering. Hickson is great as always, and the supporting cast is uniformly good, including a sadly aged but still delicious Joan Greenwood in one of her last performances, Carolina Blakiston as the madcap aristocrat Lady Selina Blakiston, Helena Mitchell as her daughter Elvira and George Baker as a marvelous Chief Inspector Fred Davy (one of Christie's best policemen). A wonderful show, one deserving of a far better transfer than the one avaailable in America currently.

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