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

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Writers:
Russell Lewis (screenplay)
Agatha Christie (novel)
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Original Air Date:
21 July 2010 (Season 5, Episode 1)
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Plot:
Miss Marple's friend - a Catholic priest - is battered to death after visiting a woman dying under strange circumstances. Seeking justice, she becomes entangled in a nefarious organization centered around an inn run by purported witches. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (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
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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: for 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
Vicki Lang .... makeup artist (as Vickie Lang)
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 .... 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)
 
Stunts
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)
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89 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
If you look closely at the names of the crew in the closing credits (after the cast of characters), you will see certain names have a red letter in them. The letters spell out GOODY CARNE, the name of the "witch" in the execution reenactment scene.See more »
Quotes:
[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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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Take it for what it is, 24 September 2010
Author: katkoot-kate from United Arab Emirates

The Pale Horse has some fine actors and performances, albeit a few chosen for popularity rather than their acting prowess. The production value is without fault and Julia McKenzie delivers another strong turn as Miss Marple.

As another long-term fan of Agatha Christie - I was introduced at a young age by my mother, and as someone with a reading difficulty, having me watch the televised version first helped me develop my reading skills - I get upset when people attack these versions of the stories, just because there are changes to suit the storyline. It's like criticizing art that has come from a school of a great painter. While some elements of the stories haven't been handled with the greatest of care, these new updated versions are bringing the world of Jane Marple to a younger audience. I like to take each tele movie as a story on its own - I can see the distinct differences, but can appreciate why sometimes it is necessary to adapt the stories to meet the needs of modern set of viewers, whose attention span and ability to read between the lines might not be as astute. I personally have watched Margaret Rutherford, Helen Hayes, Joan Hickson, Angela Lansbury, Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie all play the role, and for my generation I prefer Joan Hickson onwards. Watching Margaret Rutherford as Marple puts me to sleep as those productions are slow and plodding. For the purist out there, these stories were not aimed at you, but rather at a cross sectional transcontinental audience. Considering the many levels they have to appeal to, I think they do very well.

If Ms. Christie's books are to appeal to the next generation, the stories will have to adapt slightly to appeal to them.

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