Miss Marple's priest friend is battered to death after visiting a dying woman. Seeking justice, she becomes entangled in an organization centered around an inn run by purported witches.



(screenplay), (novel)

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Parsons ...
Lynda Baron ...
Jodie Hay ...
Jason Merrells ...
Tom Ward ...


Miss Marple is shocked when she receives a note from an old friend,Father Gorman only to read in the newspaper the very same day that he was murdered. He had attended a dying woman, Mrs. Davis, who died the previous evening and it was while he was on his way home that he was apparently attacked. The police have put it down to a mugging but the letter Miss Marple received from him intrigues her: a list of surnames and a quote from the bible. The policeman in charge of the case, Inspector Lejeune is skeptical about it all being a murder but when Miss Marple inspects Mrs. Davis' rooms, she finds an identical list to that sent to her by Father Gorman and also a reference to the Pale Horse Inn in Much Deeping, Hampshire. She soon checks into the inn and pursues her own investigation. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery






Release Date:

10 July 2011 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


The original 1961 novel has Mark Easterbrook as the chief investigator and does not feature Miss Marple at all. See more »


Unless I am very much mistaken, the Inspector claimed he was ground-crew for Mr Easterbrook, who flew Lancaster bombers for 317 squadron: if so that is something of a goof, because 317 squadron flew fighters and was crewed by air-crew and ground-crew from Poland. See more »


[first lines]
Mrs Davis: August, qu'est-ce que tu bois? Shaw, Harmondsworth. God forgive me! Wickedness!
See more »


Version of The Pale Horse (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Reasonably clever and intriguing
18 July 2016 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

A close friend of Miss Marple, Father Gorman, is savagely beaten to death while on his way to see one of his ailing parishioners, Mrs Davis. Miss Marple is deeply upset and suspects it wasn't a random act of violence. She received a letter from him shortly after his death, listing names and a Bible verse from Revelation. Mrs Davis, who died the same night as Father Gorman, had a similar list. There may be sinister forces afoot.

Quite clever and reasonably intriguing. Miss Marple herself is as dull as ever but the case is puzzling and quite dark, making for a suspenseful episode.

One or two interesting sub-plots too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any good? scottiew69
Top 5 episodes? strangeaura
Agatha's Jane Marple SkiesAreBlue
'Endless Night' endlessly AWFUL trazey34
Best & Worst Victims thephoenixxx
Why Was McEwan Replaced? Sox575
Discuss The Pale Horse (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page