Agatha Christie's Marple: Season 1, Episode 4

A Murder Is Announced (2 Jan. 2005)

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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating an evening of murder games. But things become all too real when an intruder is shot dead.

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The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place the following Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. A group gathers and at that precise moment, the lights go out and a young hotel employee, Rudi Schertz, is shot. The police assume he had placed the ad and planned it as a robbery, but for Miss Marple it's not that obvious. She believes that the killer was likely one of the people in the room. When two of those present the evening of the murder are subsequently killed, it is left to Miss Marple to unravel a complex series of relationships and false identities, all centered around Randall Goedler a wealthy industrialist who had died 10 years earlier. Written by garykmcd

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Seven of the supporting cast of this episode have appeared in Doctor Who. Catherine Tate was Donna Noble, the companion of the tenth Doctor.Frances Barber has a recurring role as Madame Kovarian (eye-patch woman). Zoe Wanamaker was Cassandra in 'The End of the World' and 'New Earth'. Gerald Horan was Father of Mine in 'Family of Blood'. Robert Pugh was Tony Mack in 'The Hungry Earth', and Claire Skinner and Alexander Armstrong were Madge and Reg Arwell in the 2011 Christmas special, 'The Widow and the Wardrobe'. See more »

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When Bunny goes up to her room, there is a shot of a pill bottle label. It's spelled "Asprin" when the correct spelling should be "Aspirin". See more »

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Dora Bunner: Like when you put a hedgehog in Mitzi's bed.
Patrick Simmons: I was only trying to cheer her up.
Mitzi Kosinski: Like this morning, you try to cheer me up when you tell me I can't boil an egg.
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Music by Richard A. Whiting and Harry Akst
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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great TV series
24 January 2008 | by (manchester england) – See all my reviews

I like Miss Marple mysteries it gets you guessing who the murderer is and then when it get to the end you realise you have got it wrong. I do hope Itv do a series 4, but I have noticed that other countries get some uk dramas first which is wrong as the uk should see them first. you don't see the USA selling their dramas to the united Kingdom first.. it me angry me that where I live in the united Kingdom you have to wait so many months to watch something in your own country. its such a shame that the current miss marple actress has to give up the role she was great.. the one I liked the most was 450 from paddington where the lady sees a murder on another train passing by. please make some more episodes


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