Agatha Christie's Marple: Season 2, Episode 4

The Sittaford Mystery (30 Apr. 2006)

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The death of the presumptive future PM is predicted during a séance in a snowbound country hotel and, not surprisingly, he is found stabbed to death the next morning.

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Clive Trevelyan
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Arthur Hopkins
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James Pearson
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Charles Burnaby
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Stanley Kirkwood
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When Clive Trevelyan - Member of Parliament, war hero and heir apparent to Prime Minister Winston Churchill- is killed, Miss Marple sets about to solve the case. Trevelyan has made his fortune many years before in Egypt having secretly uncovered a lost tomb. He is killed during a major snowstorm when there are no police available. There are several possible suspects including Trevelyan's ward, James Pearson and his fiancée Emily Trefusis; his political agent, John Enderby; a journalist Charles Burnaby; a visiting American Martin Zimmerman; and several other apparently disinterested parties. A convict has also escaped from Dartmoor prison. Miss Marple concludes that Trevalyan's murder is related to his days in Egypt and sets about to identify the murderer. Written by garykmcd

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First Agatha Christie novel to incorporate the supernatural/occult as part of the plot line See more »

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In the scene where Miss Marple explains the murder's solution, just after 'Charles' falls into the ground, the feet of a crew member can be seen at the left bottom of the screen. See more »

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Dr. Ambrose Burt: Shall I attempt an autopsy on the deceased? There's kitchen knives. Nutcrackers could be handy.
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Following the credits, there is an in memoriam title card for Michael Attwell who played Archie Stone. Attwell died in 2006, the year this film was released. See more »

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Ms Christie must be spinning in her grave
30 April 2006 | by (London UK) – See all my reviews

This is another of the incredibly awful ITV's "Agatha Christie's Marple" series. The only similarity between The Sittaford Mystery and the book of the same name is that several character names have been retained - not alas Miss Jane Marple. She, like Winston Churchill, don't actually appear in the book.

The screenwriters have obviously produced a story they feel that Ms Christie should or would have written - if only she had access to their fertile imaginations.

It stars a host of well-known British faces. Each actor must have picked up their script, read the nauseating dialogue in disgust and then preceded to overact in a manner that would do credit to a Pantomime dame. (In fact Geraldine McEwen has even been kitted out in a Widow Twankey costume).

After 45 minutes, I discovered tedium had caused me to gnaw my left leg off. So off went the TV and I returned to my book "Lobotomy for Beginners". I suggest others tempted to watch this bilge should consider doing likewise.


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