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"Agatha Christie's Marple" 4.50 from Paddington (2004)

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Stephen Churchett (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
26 December 2004 (Season 1, Episode 3)
Miss Marple investigates the wealthy Crackenthorpe clan, believing a body to be hidden on their estate after a visiting friend witnesses a brutal strangling murder occurring on a passing train. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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very good adaptation, for a change See more (22 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Geraldine McEwan ... Miss Marple
Griff Rhys Jones ... Dr. David Quimper

David Warner ... Luther Crackenthorpe

Niamh Cusack ... Emma Crackenthorpe

Ben Daniels ... Alfred Crackenthorpe

Charlie Creed-Miles ... Harold Crackenthorpe

Ciarán McMenamin ... Cedric Crackenthorpe

Pam Ferris ... Elspeth McGillicuddy
Tim Stern ... Attendant

Michael Landes ... Bryan Eastley
Kurtis O'Brien ... Alexander Eastley
Toby Marlow ... James Stoddard-West

Rob Brydon ... Inspector Awdry

Rose Keegan ... Lady Alice

Pip Torrens ... Noël Coward

Amanda Holden ... Lucy Eyelesbarrow

John Hannah ... Inspector Tom Campbell
Tasha Bertram ... Olga (as Tasha Bertham)

Celia Imrie ... Madame Joilet

Neve McIntosh ... Martine
Meritxell Lavanchy ... Anna Stravinska

Jenny Agutter ... Agnes Crackenthorpe

Episode Crew
Directed by
Andy Wilson 
Writing credits
Stephen Churchett (screenplay)

Agatha Christie (novel)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Phil Clymer .... executive producer: Chorion plc
Helga Dowie .... line producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH
Matthew Read .... producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dominik Scherrer 
Cinematography by
Martin Fuhrer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeremy Gibbs 
Production Design by
Jeff Tessler 
Art Direction by
Pilar Foy 
Costume Design by
Phoebe De Gaye 
Makeup Department
Christine Greenwood .... makeup designer
Susan Parkinson .... makeup artist (as Sue Parkinson)
Sarah Pickering .... makeup artist
Isabel While .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jane Coombes .... post-production supervisor
Kate Stannard .... post-production supervisor
Jon Williams .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Bates .... second assistant director
Sean Clayton .... second assistant director
Martin O'Malley .... first assistant director
Jamie Voss .... day player trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Paul Gilpin .... supervising art director
Jim Grindley .... prop master
David Lewis .... production buyer
Joanne Ridler .... stand-by art director
Gus Wookey .... construction manager
Paul Mitchell .... stand-by props (uncredited)
Craig Price .... stand-by props (uncredited)
Quinn Robinson .... art depertment assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Tony Jackson .... sound recordist
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Mike Reardon .... boom operator
James Cullen .... foley editor (uncredited)
Charlotte Gray .... sound trainee (uncredited)
Adam Powell .... foley editor (uncredited)
Nigel Squibbs .... assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Matthew Roberts .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jamie Russell .... visual effects artist
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Boorer .... grip
Michael Green .... focus puller (as Mike Green)
Phil Penfold .... lighting gaffer (as Philip Penfold)
Peter Robinson .... best boy
Xandy Sahla .... camera operator (as Xandy Shala)
Wailoon Chung .... electrician (uncredited)
Adrienne Hayward .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susie Parriss .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Grossman .... costume supervisor
Luan Placks .... assistant costume designer
Maija Ross .... costume assistant
Rachel Vallance .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Max Horton .... telecine colourist
Ian Johnson .... assistant editor
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Richard Hammarton .... orchestrator: score (uncredited)
Other crew
Nuala Alen-Buckley .... production accountant
Sam Baker .... production secretary (as Samantha Baker)
Mary Haddow .... script supervisor
Simone Le Lievre .... publicist
Mariette Masters .... publicist
Rebecca Maybury .... assistant accountant
Patrick Smith .... publicist
Rebecca Sutton .... production coordinator
Karen Thrussell .... script editor
Laura Vergelli .... dialogue adaptor
Tracey Waller .... title design
Chris White .... location manager
Greg Bennett .... stand-in (uncredited)
Anwen Bull .... script supervisor (additional script supervisor) (uncredited)
Clifford De Spenser .... language (anglo-saxon and dialect coach (uncredited))
Rose Wilde .... set production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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94 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005)

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Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Mrs. Elspeth McGillicuddy:[on the phone] I'm catching the 4:50 from Paddington.See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
very good adaptation, for a change, 31 May 2013
Author: blanche-2 from United States

As I've stated, it's been eons since I read the Agatha Christie books, so I'm not good at picking up nuances, missing plot points etc. that others are as they watch this series. However, I am more familiar with this particular story, "What Mrs. McGillicudy Saw" or 4:50 from Paddington.

In this one, a friend of Mrs. Marple's witnesses a murder when her train passes another train. Marple eventually figures out where the train was and figures the body, since they never found it, was thrown onto Rutherford House, an estate. She gets her niece Lucy, a beautiful young woman, to take a job there and find the body.

I thought this adaptation was pretty good - at least the murderer was the same -- I understand in some adaptations, they've actually changed the identity of the killer as well as the reason for the murder. This is as I remembered it.

I enjoyed David Warner as the bedridden head of the household; all the performances were good and the production values top-notch. Geraldine McEwan still doesn't seem like Miss Marple to me, but she's an excellent actress nonetheless.

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