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"Agatha Christie's Marple" They Do It with Mirrors (2009)

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Agatha Christie's Marple: Season 4: Episode 3 -- Miss Marple's old friend Carrie-Louise has always had a soft heart for charitable causes. This time it's juveile crminals, lodged in a reformatory on her estate. But her sister, Ruth van Rydock, is worried about her and asks Miss Marple to pay a visit. With her sharp eyes and unerring sleuthing dskills, Miss Marple quickly assesses the situation--but not in time to prevent a murder. Can she save her friend from becoming the next victim?


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Original Air Date:
4 April 2009 (Season 4, Episode 3)
A reformatory for delinquent boys run by Miss Marple's philanthropic friend becomes the scene of arson and poisoning, and ultimately murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Julia McKenzie ... Miss Marple

Elliot Cowan ... Wally Hudd
Emma Griffiths Malin ... Gina Elsworth

Joan Collins ... Ruth Van Rydock

Penelope Wilton ... Carrie Louise Serrocold

Brian Cox ... Lewis Serrocold
Jordan Long ... Whitstable Ernest

Sarah Smart ... Mildred

Maxine Peake ... Jolly Bellever

Alexei Sayle ... Dr Maverick

Liam Garrigan ... Stephen Restarick

Tom Payne ... Edgar Lawson

Nigel Terry ... Christian Gulbrandsen

Ian Ogilvy ... Johnny Restarick

Alex Jennings ... Inspector Curry

Sean Hughes ... Sergeant Lake
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Burke ... Dancer (uncredited)

Jamie McLeod-Ross ... Convict #1 (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Andy Wilson 
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (novel)

Paul Rutman (screenplay)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Phil Clymer .... executive producer: for Chorion
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH
Matthew Hamilton .... line producer
Gabriel Silver .... co-producer
Karen Thrussell .... producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dominik Scherrer 
Cinematography by
Peter Greenhalgh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Matthew Tabern 
Production Design by
Jeff Tessler 
Art Direction by
Miranda Cull 
Costume Design by
Andrea Galer 
Makeup Department
Alison Elliott .... makeup designer
Julie Kendrick .... makeup artist
Natalie Reid .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kate Stannard .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colin Azzopardi .... third assistant director
Mick Pantaleo .... first assistant director
Danielle Somerfield .... second assistant director
Colin Azzopardi .... second assistant director: daily (uncredited)
Art Department
Tim Bonstow .... props buyer
Fred Foster .... stand-by construction
Paul Gilpin .... supervising art director
Jim Grindley .... prop master
Andrew Lavin .... stand-by art director
Richard MacMillan .... props
Richard MacMillan .... stand-by props (as Richard Macmillian)
Robert Muskett .... stand-by construction (as Bob Muskett)
Mike Rawlings .... dressing props
Neil Smith .... stand-by props
Mike Syson .... dressing props
Gus Wookey .... construction manager
Naomi Moore .... assistant production buyer (uncredited)
Jay Pales .... prop storeman (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Ashley Reynolds .... boom operator
Andrew Sissons .... sound recordist
Nigel Squibbs .... dubbing mixer
Naomi Dandridge .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Tom Deane .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer & editor (uncredited)
Nigel Squibbs .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Graham Longhurst .... special effects coordinator
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Brierley .... focus puller
Paul Donachie .... camera operator
Ben Gibb .... clapper loader
Woody Gregson .... clapper loader
Jamie Harcourt .... camera operator
Jimmy Harris .... best boy
Paul Hatchman .... grip
David Hedges .... focus puller
Gavin Walters .... lighting gaffer
Stephen Cornacchia .... camera trainee: dailies (uncredited)
Paul Donachie .... a-camera/steadicam operator (uncredited)
Simon Muir .... assistant grip (uncredited)
Adam Walker .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susie Parriss .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Miranda King .... costume supervisor
Gini Lewis .... costume assistant
Nadine Powell .... assistant costume designer
Diana Wyand .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor
Kevin Horsewood .... telecine colourist
Amar Ingreji .... assistant editor
Location Management
Mark Walledge .... assistant location manager
Chris White .... location manager
Kelly Mauchlen .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Richard Hammarton .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
David Grose .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Julie Burnell .... production executive
Erin Duffy .... production secretary
Faiza Hosenie .... production coordinator
Peter Mares .... publicist
Ben Newman .... script editor
Caroline Sanders .... production accountant
Joanna Sanders .... assistant production accountant
Patrick Smith .... publicist
Tracey Waller .... title design
Julie Burnham .... unit nurse (uncredited)

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})
  • Chorion (uncredited)
DistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
93 min
Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2010)

Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: The charred accounts letter has the year 1953, however in the intro, a morris minor convertible has a registration plate with year suffix letter E - which was 1 January 1967 - 31 July 1967.See more »


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19 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
McKenzie makes it watchable, But.........., 24 July 2009
Author: cloeso9 from Shreveport LA

"The Do It With Mirrors" is arguably one of Christie's lesser novels. Julia McKenzie does a good job of trying to keep it together, but the addition of the always-lousy Joan Collins was a mistake. So was the re-telling of the story, which has been done with every actress to play Miss Marple, including my all-favorite, Joan Hickson. I have Hickson's version and it's a "mod" mess with psychedelic stage plays! So I haven't really seen "Mirrors" with any actress that's worth it's salt. The problem with this series production team is the writing! All the actors try their best but they simply don't have good scripts. What a shame because we're all looking forward to a good Miss Marple series. I do enjoy McKenzie, especially in "Pocketful of Rye." I'll just check it out to see if this gets better. In the meantime, I have them on old-fashioned videotape.

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