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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel 

Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (original title)
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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Complete series cast summary:
Joan Hickson ...
 Miss Marple (2 episodes, 1987)
 Bess Sedgwick (2 episodes, 1987)
Helena Michell ...
 Elvira Blake (2 episodes, 1987)
James Cossins ...
 Colonel Luscombe (2 episodes, 1987)
 Selina Hazy (2 episodes, 1987)
 Chief Inspector Fred Davy (2 episodes, 1987)
Preston Lockwood ...
 Canon Pennyfather (2 episodes, 1987)
Irene Sutcliffe ...
 Miss Gorringe (2 episodes, 1987)
Brian McGrath ...
 Michael Gorman (2 episodes, 1987)
Neville Phillips ...
 Henry (2 episodes, 1987)
Robert Reynolds ...
 Ladislaus Malinowski (2 episodes, 1987)
Peter Baldwin ...
 Mr. Humfries (2 episodes, 1987)
Douglas Milvain ...
 Sir Ronald Graves (2 episodes, 1987)
 Det. Inspector Campbell (2 episodes, 1987)
Edward Burnham ...
 Dr. Whittaker (2 episodes, 1987)
Rashid Karapiet ...
 Indian Waiter (2 episodes, 1987)
Amanda Royle ...
 B.E.A. Stewardess (2 episodes, 1987)
Randal Herley ...
 Richard Egerton (2 episodes, 1987)
Henrietta Voigts ...
 Alice (2 episodes, 1987)
Charlotte Barker ...
 Bridget Sotheby (2 episodes, 1987)
Kate Duchêne ...
 Rose (2 episodes, 1987)
Helen Horton ...
 Mrs. Cabot (2 episodes, 1987)
Daphne Neville ...
 Woman at Airport (2 episodes, 1987)
Donald Burton ...
 TV Commentator (2 episodes, 1987)


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 <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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25 January 1987 (UK)  »

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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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Superb Adaptation of Bertram's Hotel
25 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been an Anglophile since I was a kid, but only recently had the patience to read Agatha Christie's books (so much detail!!). Bertram's Hotel became one of my favorite because Miss Marple goes to the big city and visits places she knew as a child. We get a bit of Little Jane and what she enjoyed.

The British have always been great at adapting books to film. This Bertram's is an excellent example. It maintains the integrity of a book while condensing it into a short span.

Bertram's Hotel is all that and more. The plot, characters and environment are beautifully done and wonderful to watch. An aging Joan Hickson (one of her later Marples) appropriately plays the aging Miss Marple. A friend replies "She must be 100 years old," or something to that effect.

The mystery is intriguing and I love seeing one of my favorite sleuths still able to see everything for what it really is, while fooling everyone with her elderly appearance. I love the actress who plays Bess Sedgwick. She hits the mark as Christie wrote her and she's fun to watch. I actually cared a great deal about her although some things about her character are not so hot. That pretty much goes for all the characters with one exception. Vadislaus Marinovsky is appropriately arrogant, still in keeping with the book.

This episode of the Miss Marple series with Joan Hickson is absolutely wonderful. I bought the DVD set and watch it often.

ONE WORD OF WARNING: If you're a newbie, do NOT mistake the two series. The new Marple series with Geraldine McEwan is terrible!!

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