Based on Dame Agatha Christie's crime novels and short stories, this show followed 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
Season five episodes "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side", "The Secret of Chimneys", and "The Blue Geranium" were released in the U.S. (Region 1) in August 2010. The remaining episode of the fifth season, "The Pale Horse", was released separately in June 2011, coinciding with its broadcast on PBS Mystery! that year. Season five was released in the U.K. (Region 2) in June 2011. Seasons one through five were released in a twenty DVD box-set as "Agatha Christie's Marple - The Collection" in August 2011 in the U.K. See more »
"Geraldine McEwan" Is by far the Greatest Miss Marple.!!!
I too read the Agatha Christie books as a teenager, especially the "Miss Marple" books, and I can honestly say that Miss Geraldine McEwens version of Marple is the epitome of everything I envisaged Marples character to be. She is Fabulously Intriguing, Mystifying, and Spot-On.! I love her facial expressions when she is deliberating her calculations,queries and suspicions, it really does make one excited and intrigued...🤔 How any reviewer could ever state Geraldines version is not a Spot-On performance is in a daydream, and watching another channel or programme, or either they must be upside down...😶
I was so disappointed when Geraldine left the series and was replaced by Julia McKenzie, it was a disappointment! Her version was so far less effective and an inferior outlook with regards to Miss McEwans, and her attire was confusing; a far cry to what Marple had been potrayed as previously (by Mckewan)
I know each actress likes to incorporate their own take on a character, but Julia McKenzies version of Marple is of a much more cold and disconnected Marple; not at all like the homely, warm and a comforting Marple character played by Geraldine McEwan. A less connective performance I would say. One would believe she had forgotten her lines mostly, due to each of her performances taking too long to materialise. Those unflattering suits were so unappealing and drab, and those awful hats...unlike McEwans lovely cardigans, cosy flowery hats and knitting bag; well, what more can you say...😊 I just didn't think McKenzies Marple worked. I really didn't enjoy the Marple series after Mckewan left, other than the episode "Endless Night" which was one of the better episodes of the last three series.
My favourite episodes are " 'Bertrams Hotel' 'The Sittaford Mystery' 'Sleeping Murder' and 'By the Pricking of my thumbs'. loving the re-runs of 'Miss Marple' on Itv3, I never tire of watching them...😊
I Recommend anyone and everyone who loves mystery and suspense, to watch at least the first three series of 'Marple' then follow-it-on until the end of the six series.. then, judge for yourself... you'll really enjoy them all and be in for a remarkable treat.!
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