While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.
A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.
The normally friendly village of Lymston is plagued by vile anonymous letters. When a mother of three takes her own life, following such a letter, Ms. Marple is not at all convinced things are as they seem.
A town busybody is poisoned at a busy reception in the home of famous film star Marina Gregg. The poisoned drink seemed intended for Marina, but Miss Marple is not so sure. She sets out to discover the true identity of the killer before he or she can strike again... Written by
The Morris dancers who appear early in the episode are the Winchester Morris Men dancing "Balance the Straw" from the village of Bledington. See more »
During the tennis match between Marina Gregg and Dr Gilchrist, at love-40 Dr Gilchrist serves to Marina from the right hand court. However, at love-40, the server must always serve from the left hand court. See more »
Miss Jane Marple:
[on the phone]
Dolly? Now you'll going to do something for me. I want you to talk to Dr. Petrie. Yes, because he's just behaving like Mussolini!
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I think on seeing the 1981 Hollywood version and the 1992 version I do feel that being 'British myself that it is much better to keep to the authors way of telling the story as this is Agatha Christies way and that is why she is so popular. As for Joan Hickson playing the part of miss Marple I feel she is perfect and that Agatha Christie was right in her choice and of course she must be right. As to the plots they are meant to be intriguing and complicated not to be made easy to work out .
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