Agatha Christie's Marple: Season 4, Episode 3

They Do It with Mirrors (19 Jul. 2009)

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A reformatory for delinquent boys run by Miss Marple's philanthropic friend becomes the scene of arson and poisoning, and ultimately murder.

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Miss Marple is requested to help her old friend Carrie-Louise, the loving wife of benign philanthropist Lewis Serrocold. Carrie-Louise is slowly poisoned by an unknown hand,and her husband and her sister Ruth want absolutely to save her from this dark menace. Written by igorlongo

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The inscription "Recover hope all ye who enter here" over the facility gate, is the opposite of Dante's inscription over the gate of Hell- "Abandon hope all ye who enter here". See more »

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One of the weaker Christie Marple stories
25 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Having seen versions of this with Helen Hayes, the perfect Marple Joan Hickson and now the latest version with Julia McKenzie I conclude that its main failing is the story itself. Tweaked at by various screenwriters in all versions it still pales beside other Marples. Julia McKenzie is a welcome Marple after the previous incarnation, who I felt was woefully miscast in the role (though others do disagree). Ms McKenzie brings a sense of reality to the role without all the grimacing of her predecessor. Another reviewer stated that the problem is not the lead actors and this is true - they have all shone in other roles. This one moves along at a regular pace but has none of the suspense of - say - Sleeping Murder. Not as bad as some other reviewers make out but a long way from the best.


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