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
Did You Know?
When Cambridge scientist Dr. Arthur Calgary says he has recently returned from the Arctic, Mickey Argyle asks whether he was on the presumably fictional Hayes Birley Expedition. This may have been named for Isaac Israel Hayes who led northern expeditions the 1850s and 1860s, and Cambridge researcher Brian Birley Roberts who did the same in the 1930s. 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
Version of Ordeal by Innocence