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Why Didn't They Ask Evans? 

The cryptic final words of a dying man lead Miss Marple and two young adventurers to a dysfunctional family harboring dark secrets.



(based on the novel by), (screenplay)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Buchanan ...
Alec Nicholson
Dorothy Savage
Commander Peters


While visiting her friend Marjorie Attfield, Miss Marple learns that her son Bobby had recently found a body, identified as a Mr. Pritchard, on the cliff side. He's received a letter asking him to appear at the enquiry but it seems to be a wild goose chase meant to keep him away from the real enquiry taking place elsewhere. Now accompanied by a friend, Frankie Derwent, they trace the dead man to nearby Castle Savage, home to a dysfunctional family with great deal of money. The family patriarch, Jack Savage, had died not long ago and the dead man had some connection to the Savages. But what is the key to solving the mystery of Pritchard's last words to Bobby as he lay dying: "Why didn't they ask Evans?". Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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26 July 2009 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
John Carstairs: Why didn't they ask...
Bobby Attfield: Sorry?
John Carstairs: Why... didn't they... ask... Evans?
Bobby Attfield: Evans? Ask him what?
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Agatha shuddered!
26 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Indescribably preposterous! Slightly better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick...SLIGHTLY! Absolute rubbish!!

Nothing more need be said about this grotesquely mutilated (Miss Marple does not appear in Dame Agatha's original, sniff, sniff.) perversion of Agatha Christie's moderately readable, but by no means vintage, whodunit. It has been "revised" beyond recognition by the screen writer (whose name I do not know, nor do I wish to know it) and were it not for the fact that this website requires that the utterly dismissible (In the instant case, the subject ghastly flop) be discussed at length (ten line minimum comment...can you imagine? What can these people be thinking of?) I should not have wasted any more of the readers time than it would have taken to read the opening volley! My apologies but, it seems the entertainment industry's appetite for discourse upon itself has no limits. Alas!

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