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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I agree, this series is sinking lower and lower
25 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the lead actress is fine, the rewrites are terrible. Terrible. The story line changes. Political preferences or social concepts are introduced because, I GUESS, they can. Agatha Christie's writing apparently isn't good enough! Most of these stories can be dramatized very close to the original and still be very, very good for today. It simply has gone downhill fast in this iteration of the Miss Marple series.

I have written PBS and explained my disapproval and they simply tell me that new ideas are refreshing. Makes me think PBS needs new people.

Since so many people on this site and others have voiced how bad it is you would think it would be heard by PBS and others. Of course, in a world where you live or die by the number of viewers, such as in commercial TV, it would be heard. Not necessarily taken off the air because i don't know its ratings. But, to say it again, the rewrites of the stories a done with a chain saw and without regard for the original. They are instead written, it appears, to satisfy some political/social concepts of the owners of the stories.

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