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"Agatha Christie's Marple" The Secret of Chimneys (2010)

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Agatha Christie (based on the novel by)
Paul Rutman (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
4 April 2010 (Season 5, Episode 2)
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An attempt to bring a famed stately home back to its former glory is marred when a visiting Austrian diplomat is shot to death decades after the disappearance of a priceless diamond. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Julia McKenzie ... Miss Marple

Ian Weichardt ... Young Lomax
Laura O'Toole ... Agnes
Robert Dunbar ... Young Count

Edward Fox ... Caterham

Mathew Horne ... Eversleigh

Adam Godley ... Lomax

Charlotte Salt ... Virginia

Jonas Armstrong ... Cade
Michelle Collins ... Treadwell

Anthony Higgins ... Count Ludwig Von Stainach

Dervla Kirwan ... Bundle

Ruth Jones ... Blenkinsopp
Alex Knight ... Jaffers

Stephen Dillane ... Finch
Letty Butler ... Young Treadwell

Nicci Brighten ... Madeleine

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Strickland 
 
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (based on the novel by)

Paul Rutman (screenplay)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Mary Durkan .... executive producer: for Chorion
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: for WGBH Boston
Matthew Hamilton .... line producer
Mathew Prichard .... executive producer: for Chorion
Karen Thrussell .... producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dominik Scherrer 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Seager (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nick Arthurs 
 
Casting by
Susie Parriss 
 
Production Design by
Jeff Tessler 
 
Art Direction by
Miranda Cull 
 
Costume Design by
Sheena Napier 
 
Makeup Department
Bee Archer .... makeup artist
Pamela Haddock .... hair and make-up designer
Julie Kendrick .... makeup artist
Tony Lilley .... makeup artist
Hannah Proverbs .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kate Stannard .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Clayton .... second assistant director
Tussy Facchin .... third assistant director
Nige Watson .... first assistant director
Tom White .... additional first assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tim Bonstow .... production buyer
Dave Channon .... construction manager
Robert Channon .... charge hand painter
Ron Dawling .... stand-by props (as Ron Dowling)
Fred Foster .... stand-by construction
Paul Gilpin .... supervising art director
Jim Grindley .... property master
Andrew Lavin .... stand-by art director
Richard MacMillan .... stand-by props (as Richard Macmillian)
Robert Muskett .... stand-by construction (as Bob Muskett)
Jay Pales .... dressing props
Mike Rawlings .... dressing props
Mike Syson .... dressing props
Naomi Moore .... assistant production buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Ashley Reynolds .... sound maintenance
Andrew Sissons .... sound recordist
Nigel Squibbs .... re-recording mixer
Tom Deane .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer & editor (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dolores McGinley .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Gibb .... focus puller
Jimmy Harris .... best boy
Dermot Hickey .... focus puller
Dean Murray .... clapper loader
Steve Murray .... camera operator
Jim Philpott .... camera grip
Gavin Walters .... gaffer
Ian Clark .... b-camera operator (uncredited)
Peter Davies .... electrician (uncredited)
Tommy Holman .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Greg Murray .... grip assistant (uncredited)
Adam Walker .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Collins .... costume supervisor
Philip O'Connor .... assistant costume designer (as Phil O'Connor)
Steve O'Sullivan .... costume assistant
Sarah Ward .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor
Kevin Horsewood .... colourist
Vicky Tooms .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Richard Hammarton .... composer: additional music
Martin Thornton .... technical score assistant (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Meriel Baistow-Clare .... script editor
Sam Baker .... production coordinator
Natasha Bayford .... press officer
Simon Blakey .... production secretary
Julie Burnell .... production executive
Paula Casarin .... script supervisor
Paul Harris .... choreographer
Caroline Russell .... production accountant
Joanna Sanders .... assistant production accountant
Jennie Scanlon .... script executive
Patrick Smith .... picture publicist
Mark Walledge .... assistant location manager
Tracey Waller .... title design
Chris White .... location manager
Rebecca Kemp .... location assistant (uncredited)
Donna Shakesheff .... production runner (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})
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89 min
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Australia:PG | UK:PG (video rating) (2011)

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13 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Jane Sees How the Other Half Perishes, 20 June 2010
Author: WeatherViolet from United States

In Julia McKenzie's sixth outing as Agatha Christi amateur sleuth Miss Jane Marple, she visits the country estate of Lord Caterham (Edward Fox), at which guest Count Ludwig von Stainach (Anthony Higgins) expresses an interest in the lovely Lady Virginia Revel (Charlotte Salt), who is also pursued by her intended, Anthony Cade (Jonas Armstrong), plus Bill Eversleigh (Mathew Horne) and George Lomax (Adam Godley), each of whom proposes matrimony.

Other ladies of the manor and guests, Agnes (Laura O'Toole), Treadwell (Michelle Collins), Bundle (Dervla Kirwan), and Miss Blenkinsopp (Ruth Jones), join in the fun until bodies begin to pop up around the lavish estate, maintained by Jaffers (Alex Knight).

Inspector Finch (Stephen Dillane) serves as a bright spot, with his soft-spoken, gentlemanly manner, as he investigates without the benefit of law enforcement officer assistance the body discovered in the basement corridor with a suspect's hovering above it after a blast is heard, causing residents and guests to search the grounds, with Miss Marple at the forefront of the snooping.

During the course of the next evening's dinner, a soup of mushroom and sage is laced with the next murder weapon, a secret ingredient causing the next body to plop, a factor which doesn't initially seem to tie in with the first murder, or are these the second and third homicides at Caterham Manor?

When a suspect or two are arrested, Miss Marple begins to tie together a series of clues leading to the perpetrator, who recalls via flashback scenes an earlier murder, connecting to this recent double homicide, paving the way for Lady Virginia Revel to decide among her suitors, or, should we say, her surviving suitors if any remain innocent of murder, that is?

This adaptation of "The Secret of Chimneys" contains wonderful Cinematography with its excellent location shots plus its flowing camera movements, as well as its effects of creating live action footage from still photography, and its morphing from daytime to night-time seemingly effortlessly although excessive sound effects' noise does irritate the dialogue's pleasant conversational tone at times.

(Extra points for Stephen Dillane in his authoritative yet personable role of Inspector Finch.)

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