Agatha Christie's Marple: Season 3, Episode 2

Ordeal by Innocence (19 Aug. 2007)

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Old wounds are reopened for the Argyle family when a man suddenly turns up after being abroad and claims that the black sheep of the family could not have murdered its tyrannical matriarch.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr Arthur Calgary (as Julian Rhind Tutt)
Tina Argyle (as Gugu Mbatha Raw)


Miss Marple is invited to the wedding of a friend, but the gaieties are interrupted when a stranger arrives; he provides the missing evidence which proves that the black sheep of the family, Jacko, was wrongfully hanged for murder. This raises the question of who in the household did kill the cold-hearted mistress of the house two years previously. As usual, Miss Marple is needed to uncover the hatred, jealousy, lust etc. behind the family's facade and sort out the threads of the mystery. Written by Lone Andersen

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Brilliant episode
1 November 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is ( as many people have pointed out ) not an actual Miss Marple book, instead they have taken another book and included Miss Marple in the story. I personally think, who cares? This is the third series of Miss Marple and if you have watched the previous seasons of Miss Marple, you have probably realized they're not that faithful, I don't mind that at all, because they ( and this one is no exception ) are great entertainment.

Leo Argyle was hanged for the murder of his unpleasant mother. Two years later his ex- husband decides to marry another woman, this woman happens to know Miss Marple and invites her over for the wedding. However, this takes a terrible turn when a man comes to their house and gives them evidence that Leo Argyle couldn't commit his mother's murder. This upsets the family and causes rifts between the surviving members, and before Miss Marple can solve the mystery, another murder occurs.

This is a great episode, fine the conclusion is nothing too amazing, even though I didn't guess it. The only other episode of Miss Marple that I have seen so far is Towards Zero, and I personally preferred this one, because every moment was so enjoyable.

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