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"Agatha Christie's Marple" At Bertram's Hotel (2007)

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Agatha Christie's Marple: Season 3: Episode 1 -- Revisiting a glamorous London hotel that she remembers fondly from her girlhood, Miss Marple finds that nothing has changed, including the atmosphere of danger beneath its highly polished veneer. She observes various other guests, including fortune hunters and other unsavory characters, and comes to realize the truth about the hotel is even darker than she had imagined.


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Original Air Date:
1 April 2007 (Season 3, Episode 1)
Miss Marple spends a holiday in a luxurious London hotel. The sinister atmosphere, the odd disappearance of a clergyman and the murder of the commissionaire moves her on the trail of a clever criminal gang. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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I don't know what to say really, other than to say I thought this adaptation was awful See more (30 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Geraldine McEwan ... Miss Marple
Isabella Parriss ... Young Miss Marple

James Howard ... Hotel Doorman 1891
Adam Smethurst ... Cab Driver
Tony Bignell ... Newsboy

Vincent Regan ... Mickey Gorman

Mark Heap ... Mr. Humfries

Emily Beecham ... Elvira Blake

Mary Nighy ... Brigit Milford

Martine McCutcheon ... Jane Cooper
Charles Kay ... Canon Pennyfather

Ed Stoppard ... Malinowski
Nicholas Burns ... Jack Britten / Joel Britten
Mica Paris ... Amelia Walker

Francesca Annis ... Lady Selina Hazy

Peter Davison ... Hubert Curtain
Shenton Dixon ... Louis Armstrong

Polly Walker ... Bess Sedgwick

Hannah Spearritt ... Tilly Rice

Danny Webb ... Mutti

Stephen Mangan ... Inspector Larry Bird
Sarah London ... Miss Tibbs
Georgia Allen ... Mrs. Rice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laurence Richardson ... Policemen (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Dan Zeff 
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (novel)

Tom MacRae (screenplay)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Phil Clymer .... executive producer: Chorion
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH
Lesley McNeil .... line producer
Karen Thrussell .... producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dominik Scherrer 
Cinematography by
Cinders Forshaw (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lois Bygrave  (as Lois E. Bygrave)
Production Design by
Michael Pickwoad 
Art Direction by
Justin Warburton-Brown (senior art director)
Set Decoration by
Dominic Capon 
Costume Design by
Sheena Napier 
Makeup Department
Christine Allsopp .... makeup designer
Carolyn Cousins .... makeup artist
Andrea Finch .... makeup artist
Claire Whiteley .... makeup artist (as Claire Whitely)
Christine Allsopp .... hair designer (uncredited)
Production Management
Ian Hutchinson .... unit manager
Kate Stannard .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Radin .... third assistant director
Ben Sweet .... second assistant director
Nige Watson .... first assistant director
Andy Gradwell .... crowd third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Noel Cowell .... prop master
Gene D'Cruze .... construction manager
Kevin Day .... stand-by props
Sarah Forbes .... assistant set decorator
Stuart Headley-Read .... stand-by props (as Stuart Read)
Martin Kane .... props
Beth Pell .... art department assistant
Dan Taylor .... stand-by art director (as Daniel Taylor)
James Wakefield .... assistant art director
Will Ayres .... dressing props (uncredited)
Craig Cheeseman .... dressing props (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Bruce Wills .... sound mixer
Bruce Wills .... sound recordist
Steve Wright .... boom operator
Paul William Edwards .... foley editor (uncredited)
Arran Mahoney .... foley editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ben Ashmore .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Dolores McGinley .... digital visual effects
James Fiddy .... stunt double: Nicholas Burns (uncredited)
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator
Jo McLaren .... stunts (as Jo McClaren)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Boorer .... grip
Anthony Cupples .... electrician
Lee Eldred .... best boy
Woody Gregson .... clapper loader
Nathan Mann .... focus puller
Campbell McIntosh .... gaffer
William Richards .... stand-by rigger (as Bill Richards)
Xandy Sahla .... camera operator
Jo Gibbs .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Woody Gregson .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Julian Morson .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susie Parriss .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Collins .... costume assistant
Jason Gill .... costume assistant
Philip O'Connor .... costume assistant
Gabrielle Spanswick .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... telecine colorist
Sinéad Cronin .... on-line assistant editor (as Sinead Cronin)
Gerald Morris .... assistant editor (as Gez Morris)
Shane Warden .... on-line editor
Music Department
Richard Hammarton .... composer: additional music
Mike Sheppard .... composer: additional music
Mike Sheppard .... music consultant
Transportation Department
Carl Isherwood .... transportation captain: facilities
Nick Kenyon .... unit driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Natalie Cheary .... publicist
Jenny Elliott .... production coordinator
Lorely Farley .... script supervisor
Ian Hutchinson .... assistant location manager
Pat Karam .... supervising location manager
Michael Larkins .... production accountant
Jude Liknaitzky .... script editor
Tim Maw .... location manager
Luke Morrison .... publicist
Alex Protherough .... production secretary
Patrick Smith .... publicist
Tracey Waller .... title designer
Jon Williams .... production executive
Mel Churcher .... acting coach (uncredited)
Andrew Dalmahoy .... location scout (uncredited)
Claire Finbow .... assistant: Ms McEwan (uncredited)
Ian Hughes .... set runner (uncredited)
Callum Heckstall Smith .... additional floor runner (uncredited)
Philippa Woodward .... production runner (uncredited)

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93 min | USA:84 min
Australia:M | Australia:PG (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

In the opening minutes, as Miss Marple stares in wonderment at the lobby of Bertram's Hotel, the manager is on the phone and says, "Uh, no, I'm afraid Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today." The line is from the 1934 Cole Porter song "Miss Otis Regrets" performed by many artists including Ella Fitzgerald and 'Nat 'King' Cole', and more recently by Bette Midler on the final episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962).See more »
Errors in geography: When the inspector and the maid are on the roof, the view is of the Houses of Parliament with St Paul's Cathedral behind and to the left, St Paul's is about two miles east of the Houses of Parliament.See more »
Miss Marple:Who sends a written death threat? Surely not someone who truly intends to kill the recepient. It's common sense not to warn them.See more »


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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
I don't know what to say really, other than to say I thought this adaptation was awful, 5 June 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Before I start criticising At Bertram's Hotel, I did like the production values, the hotel, photography and costumes were very nice. However, that is the only praise I can give this adaptation- not all the Marple ITV adaptations are awful, though I confess I have been more disappointed in them more than delighted in them. The book At Bertram's Hotel admittedly was never a favourite of mine, it is certainly worth reading though, and although it was a little slow the Joan Hickson adaptation was very good. Back to this adaptation, before I saw this I was convinced I had seen the worst with Sittaford Mystery, merely because I couldn't get into it, but this adaptation I am sorry to say is not only the worst Marple but one of the worst adaptations of Agatha Christie's books. It is true At Bertram's Hotel is a bowdlerisation of the book, with plot changes that are enough to make fans gasp with dismay at the finished product, but that is the least of its problems. The direction is very clumsy, the story is meandering, the music is too loud and obtrusive, the pacing has a tendency to be too rushed, the dialogue is stilted, the sound is distracting, the characters are devoid of depth and any proper personality(especially Bess Sedgewick) and the acting wasn't great. Usually the cast makes the adaptations worth watching, but Geraldine McEwan looks lost and Martine McCuthcheon is more annoying than charming. Polly Walker and Francessca Annis often have given delightful performances- I loved Annis in Partners in Crime(and in the divine mini-series Lillie) and Polly Walker was a revelation in her debut in Agatha Christie Poirot:Peril At End House- but they can't do anything with their characters, while Emily Beecham is disappointingly dull. Overall, by all means if you want to see it do, but personally I thought it was awful. 1/10 Bethany Cox

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