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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987)

When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.

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Joan Hickson ...
Geraldine Alexander ...
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Giles Reed
Frederick Treves ...
Jean Anderson ...
Terrence Hardiman ...
John Bennett ...
Geraldine Newman ...
Jack Watson ...
Mr. Foster
Joan Scott ...
Mrs. Cocker
Jean Heywood ...
Georgine Anderson ...
Mrs. Hengrave
Edward Jewesbury ...
David McAlister ...
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Joan West
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BBC TV adaption of the Agatha Christie's novel. A young recently married woman, Gwenda Reed, comes back to England after living most of her life in New Zealand. While her husband, Giles, is out of the country she buys a house for them and starts recalling memories which make her start to think that perhaps she had lived in the house before. It's only then, while dining out with friends, that a chance remark triggered off a frightening memory, as a little girl, looking down at a woman's body and the murderer with "monkey paws" hands. Gwenda is determined to find out the sources of this memory. The killer, thought that he/she was safe after eighteen years and is prepared to kill to cover up the past. But Gwenda has help as one of her dining friends is Raymond West, who has a very special Aunt who is willing to help Gwenda - Miss Jane Marple... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Trivia

The director thought the script was much better than the book. See more »

Goofs

While Miss Marple is chatting with the gardener and using the sprayer to kill the bugs, she generously sprays the top of the wall where the gardener's coffee cup is resting. A few moments later he drinks from it, but apparently suffers no ill effects. See more »

Quotes

Gwenda Reed: Why didn't *we* think of that?
Miss Jane Marple: Because you believed what he told you. It's very dangerous to believe people - I haven't for years.
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Followed by Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987) See more »

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Creaking Christie
10 May 2003 | by (Irlam, England) – See all my reviews

A slow ponderous tale, the last full-length Miss Marple to be published. It had in fact been written during the forties and Christie had intended it to be published after her death. It has the usual surprise twists and turns that we have come to expect from Dame Agatha, but this substandard television production lacks pace and the invasive music ruins any sense of atmosphere. The acting is equally uninspiring, however, John Moulder-Brown appears to be perfectly cast as the vacuous male lead.


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