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Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987)

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

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), T.R. Bowen (dramatisation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Hickson ... Miss Jane Marple
Peter Tilbury Peter Tilbury ... Lionel Peel
Frank Gatliff ... Jason Rafiel
Barbara Franceschi ... Miss Kurnowitz
Bruce Payne ... Michael Rafiel
Roger Hammond ... Mr. Broadribb
Patrick Godfrey ... Mr. Schuster
Ann Queensberry ... Miss Wimpole
Joanna Hole Joanna Hole ... Madge
Helen Cherry ... Miss Elizabeth Temple
John Horsley ... Professor Wanstead
Jane Booker ... Miss Cooke
Alison Skilbeck Alison Skilbeck ... Miss Barrow
Valerie Lush Valerie Lush ... Lavinia Glynne
Margaret Tyzack ... Clothilde Bradbury-Scott
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Storyline

Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where it might have occurred. In fact, he can't be sure that a crime was committed at all. The only information she gets is a booking on a tour of stately homes and gardens so, along with her nephew and godson Lionel, she sets off to see what she can learn. When they reach the village of Abbey Ducis, it begins to make sense. Not only did Mr. Rafiel live in the area it is also where his son Michael was accused, though never convicted, of murdering his fiancée, Verity Hunt. Father and son were long estranged but Michael lives rough and has so ever since. There is also the apparent coincidence that another young woman, Nora Brent, went missing at the same time as Verity and was last being seen in Michael Rafiel's car. When Elizabeth Temple, a fellow ... Written by garykmcd

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Greek mythology, Nemesis is a sister of Lachesis, Clothos, and Atropos, the Three Fates, whose names are reflected in those of the three Bradbury-Scott sisters -- Lavinia, Clothilde, and Anthea. See more »

Quotes

Miss Elizabeth Temple: [Talking about the murdered girl] There was something in her nature.
Miss Jane Marple: Perhaps it was goodness.
Miss Elizabeth Temple: Do you believe in such things?
Miss Jane Marple: Oh, yes... yes. I believe in evil, in everlasting life, and oh. yes, goodness... yes.
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Follows Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne No.8 D-flat major, Op.27-2
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
(At the dining room of a manor house)
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Miss Marple Is Brought To Life
30 October 2016 | by theruralfoxSee all my reviews

I have been an avid fan of Agatha Christie's writing since childhood and in particular of Miss Marple. Only one actor has ever been able to capture the character that was written, as it was written, and that is Joan Hickson OBE. Her portrayal brings to life the character that Christie wrote - a gossipy, older village lady who happens to have a brilliant deductive mind. In Nemesis, we see how Christie pays homage to her creation in creating an unsolved murder for her to resolve after many years have past. It is a masterpiece of writing, portrayed by a master actor. It is time for the BBC to re-master this masterpiece!!!!! Any actor considering playing the part should review Joan Hickson first.


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