A friend of Miss Marple, Mrs Elspeth McGillicuddy, is traveling down to meet Miss Marple on the 4.50 from Paddington. On the way she witnesses a murder when her train draws alongside another train briefly traveling in the same direction. Mrs McGillicuddy reports her sighting to the Railway Police but no body is found. Miss Marple suspects that the body was thrown off the train near the grounds of Rutherford Hall. Miss Marple recruits the services of her niece, Lucy Eeylesbarrow (played by Amanda Holden), to infiltrate the staff at Rutherford Hall and investigate the large, wealthy and dysfunctional Crackenthorpe family whose ancestral home it is. She also gets the local police, in the form of Inspector Tom Campbell (John Hannah), involved. Written by
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When Lucy is checking some documents, she looks through a passport. The photo has clearly simply been stuck onto the page and there is no official stamp overprinted on it. See more
Miss Jane Marple
I'm an old friend from childhood days. His, not mine.
I Travel Alone
By Noël Coward
Performed by Pip Torrens
and Amanda Holden See more