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Miss Marple: The Body in the Library 

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.
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Series cast summary:
Gwen Watford ...  Mrs. Bantry / ... 3 episodes, 1984
Moray Watson Moray Watson ...  Colonel Bantry 3 episodes, 1984
Valentine Dyall ...  Lorrimer 3 episodes, 1984
Frederick Jaeger ...  Colonel Melchett 3 episodes, 1984
David Horovitch ...  Detective Inspector Slack 3 episodes, 1984
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ...  Conway Jefferson 3 episodes, 1984
Jess Conrad ...  Raymond Starr 3 episodes, 1984
Trudie Styler ...  Josie Turner 3 episodes, 1984
Anthony Smee Anthony Smee ...  Basil Blake 3 episodes, 1984
Sally Jane Jackson Sally Jane Jackson ...  Ruby Keene 3 episodes, 1984
Joan Hickson ...  Miss Marple 3 episodes, 1984
Raymond Francis Raymond Francis ...  Sir Henry Clithering 2 episodes, 1984
Ian Brimble ...  Detective Constable Lake 2 episodes, 1984
Ciaran Madden ...  Adelaide Jefferson 2 episodes, 1984
John Moffatt ...  Edwards 2 episodes, 1984
Keith Drinkel Keith Drinkel ...  Mark Gaskell 2 episodes, 1984
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ...  Mr. Prescott 2 episodes, 1984
Martin Read Martin Read ...  Hugo McLean 2 episodes, 1984
Debbie Arnold Debbie Arnold ...  Dinah Lee 2 episodes, 1984
Andrew Downer Andrew Downer ...  Peter Carmody 2 episodes, 1984
Colin Higgins Colin Higgins ...  Malcolm 2 episodes, 1984
John Bardon ...  PC Palk 2 episodes, 1984
Arthur Bostrom ...  George Bartlett 2 episodes, 1984
Sidney Livingstone Sidney Livingstone ...  Mr. Brogan 2 episodes, 1984
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BBC Adaption of Agatha Christie's novel; in the small village of St. Mary Mead, Colonel and Mrs. Bantry, owners of the local manor Gossington Hall, are shocked when a young lady's body is found in their library. They call in the police who soon run up against a brick wall; only finding out that the body is that of a dancer in London who the Bantrys didn't even know. But how and why was her body left in the library? To find out the truth, the Bantrys call in the help of their good friend Miss Jane Marple. Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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26 December 1984 (UK) See more »

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(2 parts) | (DVD)

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John Moffat is no stranger to the works of Agatha Christie. He had a minor role in Murder on the Orient Express (1974). He also played Poirot on Radio 4. See more »

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Agreed. The definitive Miss Marple.
12 February 2008 | by papillonsoosooSee all my reviews

Joan Hickson played the role as if she was born to do it, same as David Suchet for Poirot. Both are definitive performances and that's all there is to say.

Geraldine McEwan is a fine actress. Sadly, she follows in Hayes' and Rutherford's footsteps in completely failing to capture Miss Marple such as Christie wrote her, a frail old lady with wise eyes and a mind beyond sharp. I even caught a glimpse of McEwan with a positive SPRING in her step in one of her scenes, for Goodness' sake!! Way too youthful, way too OTT.

Joan Hickson, RIP.


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