Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–2013)
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Towards Zero 

A wealthy woman holds a party at her Devon estate for family and friends. When a solicitor and the hostess herself are both murdered, Miss Marple tries to find a clever killer with a devious plan.


David Grindley (uncredited), Nicolas Winding Refn (uncredited)


Kevin Elyot (screenplay), Agatha Christie (novel)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine McEwan ... Miss Marple
Julian Sands ... Thomas Royde
Zoë Tapper ... Kay Strange (as Zoe Tapper)
Paul Nicholls ... Ted Latimer
Greg Wise ... Nevile Strange
Saffron Burrows ... Audrey Strange
Julie Graham ... Mary Aldin
Tom Baker ... Frederick Treves
Eileen Atkins ... Lady Tressilian
Greg Rusedski Greg Rusedski ... Merrick
Wendy Nottingham Wendy Nottingham ... Mrs Rogers
Amelda Brown Amelda Brown ... Barrett
Peter Symonds ... Hurstall
Eleanor Turner-Moss Eleanor Turner-Moss ... Diana
Guy Williams Guy Williams ... Dr Lazenby


Miss Marple is visiting an old school friend, Lady Camilla Tressilian, along with an eclectic group: Neville Strange and his wife Kay, his former wife Audrey and her childhood friend and cousin Thomas Royde, Ted Latimer (who is something of a gigolo and very attracted to Kay Strange) and finally Freddie Treves, a retired solicitor. When Treves is found dead the day after a dinner party at Lady Tressilian's home and Lady Tressilian herself is found bludgeoned to death a short time later, Miss Marple must sort through the complex set of relationships among all the players, and determine what role the tale of a child's crime may have had to play in the deaths. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

3 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie - Marple: Towards Zero See more »

Filming Locations:

Salcombe, Devon, England, UK

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1.78 : 1
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in the reveal flashback, we see Mr Strange take off his shirt and trousers before getting into the sea, as he unbuttons his shirt and takes it off we can see his collar remains attached, had this been the 1940/50's his collar would have come away at the sides and only remained attached at the back where the stud is. However it remains attached all the way around. See more »


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What a wonderful deja vu!
16 January 2016 | by rawiri42See all my reviews

As usual, the story of Towards Zero was immaculate but this particular Marple story was especially nostalgic for me because, after just a few minutes, I recognised South Sands near Salcombe in South Devonshire where I lived during my teenage years in the mid 1950s. As a youngster, I worked at the Tides Reach Hotel (which looked quite unchanged) helping with the rental of a fleet of catamaran floats to the holidaymakers on the beach. One thing that was changed in the movie was that Salcombe Estuary was referred to as a river when, in actual fact, it is a tidal estuary. Only once did I ever swim across the estuary and back whilst I lived there as it wasn't an easy swim by any stretch of the imagination. Another thing that wasn't in the movie was my little sailing boat (a Salcombe Yawl - Y24) moored in the bay of South Sands. But then the movie was set about 10 years before it was there anyway! I haven't been anywhere near there for well over 50 years!

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