MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 387 this week

The Murder at the Vicarage (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  25 December 1986 (UK)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 635 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Director:

Writer:

(dramatised by)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 761 titles
created 18 Oct 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 03 Jun 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Murder at the Vicarage (TV Movie 1986)

The Murder at the Vicarage (TV Movie 1986) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Murder at the Vicarage.
2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Hickson ...
Paul Eddington ...
...
Polly Adams ...
Tara MacGowran ...
James Hazeldine ...
Christopher Good ...
Norma West ...
Michael Browning ...
David Horovitch ...
Ian Brimble ...
Jack Galloway ...
Bill Archer
Rachel Weaver ...
Mary Wright
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Barbara Hicks ...
Edit

Storyline

When a despised magistrate is found shot to death in the library of the local vicarage, his wife and her lover, a portrait painter living on the church grounds, both confess to the crime. Miss Marple's keen powers of observation clear both of them of the crime, but other suspects abound. Included are the murdered man's daughter, who posed for the artist, a neurotic cleric who's embezzled church funds, the local doctor, an ex-convict who poached on the magistrate's land, and a missionary's enigmatic widow who argued with him the day before he was killed. An exasperated Inspector Slack must reluctantly accept help from the analytical Miss Marple. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 1986 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Murder at the Vicarage  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Detective Sergeant Lake: [Referring to Mrs. Price-Ridley] Oh, yes, and she thinks she heard the murderer in the shrubbery. Reckon she heard him sneeze.
Detective Inspector Slack: So all we have to do is find someone with a snotty handkerchief!
See more »


Soundtracks

Greensleeves
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Lettice whistles]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
an excellent Miss Marple
4 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hickson is by far the best Miss Marple onscreen. Her performances make these cozy mysteries really entertaining. The screen adaptations in the series are a bit uneven, but I enjoyed all of them. I especially liked this one, "A Murder is Announced", and "Sleeping Murder".

The production values for the series were quite good, the supporting actors always at least passable and sometimes far better than that, and they didn't take too many liberties with the stories. But Hickson's performances are uniformly excellent.


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVDs/ Videos LuvPosh999
Discuss The Murder at the Vicarage (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?