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"Agatha Christie's Marple" A Pocket Full of Rye (2008)

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Writers:
Agatha Christie (novel)
Kevin Elyot (screenplay)
Contact:
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Original Air Date:
8 November 2008 (Season 4, Episode 1)
Genre:
Plot:
A detestable businessman is murdered while at work, and a handful of rye is found in his pockets. Soon after, members of his household fall victim to a killer intent on recreating scenes from a popular nursery rhyme. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Julia McKenzie ... Miss Marple
Rose Heiney ... Gladys

Laura Haddock ... Miss Grosvenor

Kenneth Cranham ... Rex Fortescue (as Ken Cranham)
Thea Collings ... Tilly

Lucy Cohu ... Pat Fortescue

Rupert Graves ... Lance Fortescue

Matthew Macfadyen ... Inspector Neele

Edward Tudor-Pole ... Professor Bernsdorrf (as Edward Tudor Pole)
Ralf Little ... Sergeant Pickford

Helen Baxendale ... Mary Dove
Ken Campbell ... Crump

Anna Madeley ... Adele Fortescue

Joseph Beattie ... Vivian Dubois

Wendy Richard ... Mrs Crump

Ben Miles ... Percival Fortescue

Liz White ... Jennifer Fortescue

Hattie Morahan ... Elaine Fortescue

Paul Brooke ... Billingsley

Chris Larkin ... Gerald Wright

Prunella Scales ... Mrs Mackenzie
Rachel Atkins ... Sanatorium Sister
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Bennett ... Police Constable
Andrew Care ... Doctor (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Charlie Palmer  (as Charles Palmer)
 
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (novel)

Kevin Elyot (screenplay)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Phil Clymer .... executive producer: Chorion
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH Boston
Matthew Hamilton .... line producer
Gabriel Silver .... co-producer
Karen Thrussell .... producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dominik Scherrer 
 
Cinematography by
Cinders Forshaw (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Tabern 
 
Production Design by
Jeff Tessler 
 
Art Direction by
Miranda Cull 
Nic Pallace 
 
Costume Design by
Andrea Galer 
 
Makeup Department
Alison Elliott .... hair designer
Alison Elliott .... makeup designer
Julie Kendrick .... makeup artist
Marc Pilcher .... makeup artist
Lucy Samworth .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kate Stannard .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Clayton .... second assistant director
Paul Judges .... first assistant director
Danielle Somerfield .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Tim Bonstow .... props buyer
Fred Foster .... stand-by construction
Tone Gibbs .... dressing props (as Tony Gibbs)
Paul Gilpin .... supervising art director
Jim Grindley .... prop master
Richard MacMillan .... stand-by props (as Richard Macmillian)
Paul Mitchell .... stand-by props
Robert Muskett .... stand-by construction (as Bob Muskett)
Spencer Robertson .... stand-by art director
Mike Syson .... dressing props
Gus Wookey .... construction manager
Naomi Moore .... assistant production buyer (uncredited)
Craig Price .... prop storeman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Ashley Reynolds .... boom operator
Andrew Sissons .... sound recordist
Nigel Squibbs .... re-recording mixer
Simon Epstein .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Graham Longhurst .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Banwell .... focus puller (as Andy Banwell)
Paul Donachie .... camera operator
Ben Gibb .... clapper loader
Woody Gregson .... clapper loader
Nathan Mann .... focus puller
David Mills .... camera trainee: dailies
Rupert Morency .... assistant grip
Ronan Murphy .... grip
Adam Walker .... electrician
Gavin Walters .... gaffer
Peter Wing .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Susie Parriss .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Miranda King .... costume supervisor
Sarah Pasricha .... costume assistant (as Sara Pasricha)
Nadine Powell .... assistant costume designer
Diana Wyand .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... colorist
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor
Amar Ingreji .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Richard Hammarton .... composer: additional music (as Richard Hammerton)
 
Transportation Department
David Grose .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Julie Burnell .... production executive
Natalie Cheary .... publicist
Sue Hills .... script supervisor
Faiza Hosenie .... production coordinator
Hannah Ireland .... production secretary
Ian Luxford .... post production producer
Ben Newman .... script editor
Caroline Russell .... production accountant
Joanna Sanders .... assistant production accountant
Patrick Smith .... publicist
Mark Walledge .... assistant location manager
Tracey Waller .... title design
Chris White .... location manager
Donna Mabey .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Robin Pim .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ken Campbell .... in memory of: 1941 to 2008
Wendy Richard .... in memory of: 1943 to 2009 (as Wendy Richard MBE)
 

Production Companies
  • ITV Studios (A Co-Production of) (as itv Studios)
  • WGBH (A Co-Production of) (as WGBH BOSTON)
  • Agatha Christie (in association with) (as Agatha Christie Ltd {a Chorion Company})
DistributorsOther Companies

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Runtime:
93 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:15 (video rating) (2010)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The last TV project for both Ken Campbell and Wendy Richard. Campbell died during post production; Richard passed away nearly a year after filming was completed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lancelot returns home for the first time he is met at the door by Mary Dove whom he greets as 'Miss Dove', however, later during tea with his family he asks who the woman who answered the door was alluding that he had never met her before.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Tayna chyornykh drozdov (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bye Bye BlackbirdSee more »

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17 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
The actors, 6 July 2009
Author: Jay Vos (jamespvos) from United States

What I like about the current Marple series (now shown on PBS - this mystery was shown in America last night)...

Not only have most of the actors in these series of Christie mysteries had experience in rep theater in Britain, but the repeat use of some of the actors in the Poirot and Marple have become their own "Christie" rep group! I like that.

I have no criticism of using the different actors in the role of Jane Marple. These accomplished actors are giving their interpretations to what's become a mythic role in the Christie oeuvre. The each bring their theater background to the role and that's great!

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