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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  8 February 1987 (UK)
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Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Hickson ...
Peter Tilbury ...
Lionel Peel
Frank Gatliff ...
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Miss Kurnowitz
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Mr. Schuster
Ann Queensberry ...
Miss Wimpole
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Madge
Helen Cherry ...
Miss Elizabeth Temple
John Horsley ...
Professor Wanstead
Jane Booker ...
Miss Cooke
Alison Skilbeck ...
Valerie Lush ...
Lavinia Glynne
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Storyline

Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where it might have occurred. In fact, he can't be sure that a crime was committed at all. The only information she gets is a booking on a tour of stately homes and gardens so, along with her nephew and godson Lionel, she sets off to see what she can learn. When they reach the village of Abbey Ducis, it begins to make sense. Not only did Mr. Rafiel live in the area it is also where his son Michael was accused, though never convicted, of murdering his fiancée, Verity Hunt. Father and son were long estranged but Michael lives rough and has so ever since. There is also the apparent coincidence that another young woman, Nora Brent, went missing at the same time as Verity and was last being seen in Michael Rafiel's car. When Elizabeth Temple, a fellow ... Written by garykmcd

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In Greek mythology, Nemesis is a sister of Lachesis, Clothos, and Atropos, the Three Fates, whose names are reflected in those of the three Bradbury-Scott sisters -- Lavinia, Clothilde, and Anthea. See more »

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Jason Rafiel: It's up to her now. Thousand of years ago she had a measuring rod, a sword, and a whip. Yes, it was called a scourge. She rode about in a chariot drawn by griffins. Nemesis. Last time I saw her, she was wearing a pink, woolly shawl.
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Nocturne No.8 D-flat major, Op.27-2
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
(At the dining room of a manor house)
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6 February 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I thought this was probably the best of the Hickson adaptations. It also deviates from the book in many ways and is better for it. The new Marple is receiving criticism for being too altered from their source and yet this adaptation is completely. There is no Lionel in the book at all and Miss Temple's murder is completely different. There is something more moving about this tale than others, mainly as a result of the wonderful 3 sisters who as Miss marple says 'the world has changed and they haven't changed with it'. Fond memories of more carefree days long ago, a feeling which age can only destroy. Lovely adaptation and watchable on more than one occasion.


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