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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Emily Trefusis
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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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For the fifth time in twenty-five years, Robert Hardy once again plays Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. See more »

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After arriving at her nephew's cottage, Miss Marple answers a telephone call with a beige Ericofon. This model went only in production as from 1956. But the plot refers to Winston Churchill as Prime Minister, who left office in 1955. See more »

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Ahmed Ghali: Why did the Captain not return last night?
Miss Jane Marple: It's all a mystery at the moment, Mr. Ghali.
Ahmed Ghali: I shall pray for his soul.
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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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Tripe
15 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sadly, the whole Marple series with Geraldine McEwan is utter tripe. Every Christie story is mangled beyond recognition. Innocent characters in the books are guilty in the TV series and vice versa. Homosexual elements that never existed in the books are added in for no apparent reason (usually as the guilty party.) Marple is inserted into stories that never were Marple stories to begin with – the worst example is when she replaced Tommy in a Tommy and Tuppence story. Finally, Geraldine McEwan is more like Margaret Rutherford's Marple, which Christie hated than the Marple of the books. The superb Joan Hickson version is so true to the original characters in the books, and so well done, it is unlikely it will ever be topped.


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