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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (1991)

Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (original title)
When Miss Marple is invited to the manor house of an old friend, it is not long before a puzzling murder puts her mind to work.


Norman Stone


T.R. Bowen (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Hickson ... Miss Marple
Jean Simmons ... Carrie-Louise Serrocold
Joss Ackland ... Lewis Serrocold
Faith Brook ... Ruth van Rydock
Gillian Barge ... Mildred Strete
Neal Swettenham ... Edgar Lawson
David Horovitch ... Chief Inspector Slack
Ian Brimble ... Sergeant Lake
Christopher Villiers ... Alex Restarick
Jay Villiers ... Stephen Restarick
Holly Aird ... Gina Hudd
Todd Boyce ... Walter Hudd
Saul Reichlin ... Dr. Maseryk
Matthew Cottle ... Ernie Gregg
John Bott ... Christian Gulbrandsen


Ruth van Rydock is worried about her sister's health and well-being and asks their mutual friend Jane Marple to visit her for a awhile. Her sister, Carrie-Louise Serrocold, is married to Lewis Serrocold and he has turned their estate into an institute of sorts for young offenders. Miss Marple is more than happy to visit and finds an odd assortment of characters on the premises. When Christian Gulbranson is found shot while sitting at the typewriter in his room, Miss Marple has a murder to solve. Gulbranson, a trustee of the institute, had only arrived that day on urgent business and Lewis Serrocold found a partly completed letter in his typewriter saying that someone was poisoning Carrie-Louise. Assisting Inspector Slack, with whom she had previously worked, she soon knows who committed the crime but is not quite sure how they did it. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Quiet a poor production
3 January 2019 | by KingslaaySee all my reviews

This was quite a poor dramatisation and illustration. It felt too long and drawn out. When we finally arrive to the murder and how it was executed it was very rushed and they annoyingly did not show how it was done, they just said who did it but not how. In Agatha Christie stories the greatest value is delivered at the end when the how and story comes full circle. The viewers were cheated of this.

Not a good production at all and a waste of time.

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Release Date:

29 December 1991 (UK) See more »

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They Do It with Mirrors See more »

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1.33 : 1
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