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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987)

Miss Marple: Nemesis (original title)
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 ...
Miss Kurnowitz
Mr. Schuster
Ann Queensberry ...
Miss Wimpole
Helen Cherry ...
Miss Elizabeth Temple
John Horsley ...
Professor Wanstead
Jane Booker ...
Miss Cooke
Alison Skilbeck ...
Valerie Lush ...
Lavinia Glynne
Anna Cropper ...
Anthea Bradbury-Scott
Liz Fraser ...
Mrs. Brent


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Release Date:

8 February 1987 (UK)  »

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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 »


Miss Jane Marple: [as bedroom door opens] Good evening, Miss Bradbury-Scott.
Clothilde Bradbury-Scott: [turns round in surprise to see Miss Marple sitting in an armchair] I saw your light on, I wondered if...
Miss Jane Marple: ...if I'd drunk my milky drink?
Clothilde Bradbury-Scott: What?
Miss Jane Marple: Well I haven't I'm afraid. I didn't think it would be good for me. I think you know what I mean.
Clothilde Bradbury-Scott: If you want some more milk I'll go and get it for you.
Miss Jane Marple: I shouldn't drink it if you did!
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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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The best of the Miss Marple adaptations
17 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joan Hickson is at her peak in her portrayal of Agatha Christie's amateur detective character Miss Jane Marple. The title "Nemesis" is the key to the way in which the character is presented: Miss Marple, despite her appearance as a rather confused spinster, is in fact, a relentless avenger of a long-forgotten murder. She seeks justice, despite where the results may lead, on behalf of an old friendship. Hickson depicts Miss Marple as an unyielding force; far from the doddering old lady she might seem on the surface. The best version of Miss Marple, bar none.

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