An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.
Reviews
Popularity
987 ( 76)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
2014   2011   2010   2009   2007   2006   … See all »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
Drama | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson
Midsomer Murders (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson
Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman
Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set amongst the stunning gardens of Europe, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two professional gardeners, find themselves drawn into solving mysterious crimes.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris, Ryan Philpott
Father Brown (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll
Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout
Miss Marple: Nemesis (TV Movie 1987)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Director: David Tucker
Stars: Joan Hickson, Barbara Franceschi, Bruce Payne
Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Debbie Arnold, John Bardon
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Our female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

Stars: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt
Inspector George Gently (TV Series 2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Simon Hubbard
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.

Director: Guy Slater
Stars: Joan Hickson, Timothy West, Fabia Drake
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Miss Marple (12 episodes, 2004-2007)
...
 Miss Marple (11 episodes, 2008-2013)
Edit

Storyline

Based on Agatha Christie's crime novels and short stories, the show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which she helps solve. Although the police are sometimes reluctant to accept Miss Marple's help, her reputation and unparalleled powers of observation eventually win them over. Written by Bai

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(16 episodes) | (7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The twenty-three episodes of this series are adapted from Agatha Christie's twelve feature length novels featuring Miss Marple, two Miss Marple short stories, and nine feature length novels that do not feature Miss Marple in them at all. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #2.1 (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Watchable, despite the blandness of the lead character
28 July 2016 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

A series of adaptations of Agatha Christie novels, with Miss Jane Marple as the central character. A seemingly innocuous elderly woman with no background in criminal investigation, she has a knack for solving crimes, particularly murder.

Not in the same league as Agatha Christie's Poirot (the series starring David Suchet), but generally quite watchable. Miss Marple herself is quite bland, and certainly does not have enough colour or presence to carry an entire episode, let alone a series of 23 episodes. This is regardless of whether we are talking about the first 12 episodes, when Geraldine McEwan played Marple, or the final 11 episodes, when she was played by Julia McKenzie. McKenzie was the better of the two, having more gravitas and presence than McEwan, but neither inject much colour or engagement into proceedings.

To compensate for Marple's dullness, the main secondary characters are given depth, and are often made the focus of the episode. This includes some potentially interesting sub-plots and backstories. Marple is a fringe character for much of the episode and then swoops in towards the end to solve the crime. This strategy is not always employed, unfortunately, and, when it is, is not always done well, depending largely on the writing for the episode and the quality of the performances.

The mysteries themselves are generally quite intriguing. In some ways, this is where the Marple series is better than Poirot. Poirot mysteries were often highly complex, to the point of implausibility, with far-fetched back stories. Marple mysteries are more relatable and plausible.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page