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"Agatha Christie's Marple" The Pale Horse (2010)

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Agatha Christie's Marple: Season 5: Episode 1 -- Agatha Christie's much-loved heroine is back on the case in this sparkling version of her 1961 novel. This "quintessential Agatha Christie murder mystery" (The Times, U.K.) sees Miss Marple taking on a spooky murder case at an inn run by three modern-day witches.


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Russell Lewis (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
21 July 2010 (Season 5, Episode 1)
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Julia McKenzie ... Miss Marple
Nicholas Parsons ... Father Gorman
Lynda Baron ... Mrs. Coppins

JJ Feild ... Paul Osbourne
Jodie Hay ... Bertie
Jason Merrells ... Dr. Kerrigan

Neil Pearson ... Inspector Lejeune

Jonathan Cake ... Mark Easterbrook

Nigel Planer ... Mr. Venables

Jenny Galloway ... Bella

Susan Lynch ... Sybil Stamfordis

Pauline Collins ... Thyrza Grey
Tom Ward ... Captain Cottam

Sarah Alexander ... Lydia Harsnet

Holly Valance ... Kanga

Amy Manson ... Ginger Corrigan
Mike Shepherd ... Chief Mummer
Holly Willoughby ... Goody Carne
Julia Molony ... Thomasina Tuckerton

Bill Paterson ... Bradley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elizabeth Rider ... Mrs Davis

Episode Crew
Directed by
Andy Hay 
Writing credits
Russell Lewis (screenplay)

Agatha Christie (novel)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Mary Durkan .... executive producer: for Chorion
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH Boston
Matthew Hamilton .... co-producer
Mathew Prichard .... executive producer: for Chorion
Jennie Scanlon .... co-producer
Karen Thrussell .... series producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dominik Scherrer 
Cinematography by
Peter Greenhalgh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Matthew Tabern 
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
Vickie Lang .... 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
Paul Judges .... first assistant director
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 .... props
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
Tim Bonstow .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Marc Hope .... foley editor
Chris McLaughlin .... sound assistant
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Ashley Reynolds .... sound maintenance
Andrew Sissons .... sound recordist
Nigel Squibbs .... re-recording mixer
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Evans .... clapper loader
Ben Gibb .... focus puller
Jimmy Harris .... best boy
Dermot Hickey .... focus puller
Dean Murray .... clapper loader
Greg Murray .... grip assistant
Steve Murray .... a-camera/steadicam operator
Steve Murray .... camera operator
Jim Philpott .... camera grip
Adam Walker .... electrician
Gavin Walters .... gaffer
Peter Davies .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janine Marr .... 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 .... colorist
Vicky Tooms .... assistant editor
Music Department
Martin Thornton .... technical score assistant
Other crew
Meriel Baistow-Clare .... script editor
Sam Baker .... production coordinator
Natasha Bayford .... press officer
Simon Blakey .... production secretary
Julie Burnell .... production executive
Sue Hills .... script supervisor
Rebecca Kemp .... location assistant
Caroline Russell .... production accountant
Joanna Sanders .... assistant production accountant
Patrick Smith .... picture publicist
Mark Walledge .... assistant location manager
Tracey Waller .... title design
Chris White .... location manager
Phil Hunnisett .... runner (uncredited)
Donna Shakesheff .... production runner (uncredited)
Izzi Shearman .... floor 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)
  • Chorion (uncredited)
DistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
89 min

Did You Know?

The original 1961 novel has Mark Easterbrook as the chief investigator and does not feature Miss Marple at all.See more »
[first lines]
Mrs Davis:August, qu'est-ce que tu bois? Shaw, Harmondsworth. God forgive me! Wickedness!
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Movie Connections:
Remake of The Pale Horse (1997) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Behold a pale horse, 3 October 2015
Author: dbdumonteil

Julia McKenzie is as good as Joan Hickson as the mischievous Miss Marple;both are closer to Christie's character than the sturdy Margaret Rutherford in George Pollock's sixties movies.

I read "the pale horse" a long long time ago but I remember the black magic,an unusual subject for the writer.Note that Ariadne Oliver was replaced by Jane Marple.The first sequences ,in a foggy street ,looks more like a Sherlock Holmes adventure ,but what remains takes place in one of these small villages where the old lady pulls the rug from Under the cop's feet.It includes a (mortal) equivalent of Viagra-not in the book-,a list of people who mysteriously died after staying in that "Pale Horse" (from the Apocalypse?),a priest who was murdered after confessing a dying woman,a secret ceremony in which the three witches invoke the evil spirits ,a man in a wheelchair who might be able to walk (and kill?).

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