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"Agatha Christie's Marple" 4:50 from Paddington (2004)

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Stephen Churchett (screenplay)
Agatha Christie (novel)
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Original Air Date:
26 December 2004 (Season 1, Episode 3)
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Interesting whodunnit See more (25 total) »

Cast

 (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
Richard MacMillan .... props
Richard MacMillan .... stand-by props
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
 
Stunts
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)
 
Location Management
Chris White .... location manager
 
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
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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94 min
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Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12 (2016) (TV rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The woman who dies in the very beginning (Jenny Agutter) and Miss Marple's friend Elspeth (Pam Ferris) star together in BBC's "Call the Midwife."See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Miss Jane Marple:I'm an old friend from childhood days. His, not mine.See more »
Soundtrack:
I Travel AloneSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Interesting whodunnit, 22 June 2016
Author: grantss from Sydney, Australia

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.

An interesting whodunnit. Quite novel in how we first are aware of the murder - viewed from another train - and in the fact that we initially don't have a body, thus no victim. Gets more intriguing as you get into it, plus the dysfunctional nature of the Crackenthorpe family makes for some interesting family drama too.

Cast delivers in spades. Amanda Holden is wonderful and gorgeous as Lucy. John Hannah gives his usual solid performance as the inspector. Cast also includes Jenny Agutter, Griff Rhys Jones (of Not The 9 O'Clock News fame) and David Warner.

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