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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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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19 August 2007 (USA)  »

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Moria Armstrong suggested Cheryl Campbell for a key role but the producers had never heard of her. See more »


A modern-day motorhome can be seen in the background over Gwenda's shoulder as the camera pans round when she meets Miss Marple at her arrival. See more »

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Loving the New Marple Series
15 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can't believe that there are quite a lot of people out there that don't like the New Marple. I have been a fan of Agatha Christie from a very young age (10). I've read most of the books, seen all the movie and TV adaptations. While in my opinion Joan Hickson was Miss Marple down to a tee. I thoroughly believe that Agatha Christie would have approved of the New Marple series, if she were alive today. People seem to forget that Agatha Christie was an author who was ahead of her time, and there are many themes running through her books, that when they were first published readers did not think twice about. Now however readers are a lot sharper, about reading between the lines. Some people out there who blast this series seem to forget that scripts for the new Marple have to be approved by the Agatha Christie estate before they are made, and if her own relatives approve of the series. Who are we to say otherwise?

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