Marple (2004–2013)
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A Caribbean Mystery 

Miss Marple is drawn into a case of intrigue and black magic when a Major who bragged of owning a photo of a murderer dies under mysterious circumstances.


Charlie Palmer (as Charles Palmer)


Agatha Christie (novel), Charlie Higson (screenplay)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julia McKenzie ... Miss Marple
Pippa Bennett-Warner ... Victoria (as Pippa Bennett Warner)
Charity Wakefield ... Molly Kendall
Robert Webb ... Tim Kendall
Warren Brown ... Jackson
Alastair Mackenzie ... Colonel Hillingdon
Hermione Norris ... Evelyn Hillingdon
Charles Mesure ... Greg Dyson
MyAnna Buring ... Lucky Dyson
Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Errol
Antony Sher ... Rafiel
Montserrat Lombard ... Esther Walters
Oliver Ford Davies ... Major Palgrave
Daniel Rigby ... Canon Prescott
Andrea Dondolo ... Mama Zogbe


After a period of ill health, Miss Marple leaves St. Mary Mead for the tropical Caribbean paradise of St. Honoré, where an English couple - Tim and Molly Kendall - run a quaint little resort called the Golden Palms. Among the many guests, which include the innocuous Hillingdons, their unseemly American friends the Dysons, and gruff business tycoon Jason Rafiel, is garrulous Major Palgrave, who is friendly to all - much to everyone's chagrin. When Palgrave launches into his infamous storytelling routine one evening, only Miss Marple takes enough interest to listen. Talk quickly turns to murder, and Palgrave coyly asks her if she'd like to see a photograph of a serial killer. But before he can pull it out, he sees something - or someone - and quickly changes the subject. After a night of excessive drink and entertainment, including a voodoo show, Palgrave is found dead in his room the next morning - the cause of death being a heart attack. Sensing his death is no coincidence, Miss ... Written by shanty_sleuth

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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French title is Miss Marple : Le major parlait trop. See more »


Miss Marple retrieves some unknown substance from Lucky's bag and hands it to Jackson, asking "Is it poison, or medicine?" Jackson tests it by dipping his finger in it and touching it to his tongue - most unwise if it turned out to be poison, and Jackson, having been in the Army Medical Corps, would know this. See more »


Version of A Caribbean Mystery (1983) See more »

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Different then the one with Joan Hickson
26 June 2013 | by ctyankee1See all my reviews

This movie was different than the one with Joan Hickson.

Julia McKenzie is good in this. The similarities were that every couple seemed to be cheating on their mates. It was hard to figure out who was doing the killing and why. The movie was a good mystery with a lot of twist and turns.

The story concentrated on voodoo and it's affects on believers. I do not recall that in the one with Joan Hickson. It had crazy dancing, masks for voodoo rituals and cheesy voodoo costumes. Baloney.

I did not the like the clothes on the women. Some of the bathing suits revealed to much of the female breast. I was enjoying the movie until about 20 minutes toward the end. One of the men in this drama who was a alcoholic and womanizer used the swearing for "god damn" he said it twice. The first part "god" was not very clear but I do believe that is what he said. I find this offensive toward a loving God.

It seems producers do this and put it at the end of the movies like "The Cheap Detective" The same thing happened. That movie was funny and then at the end it swore the same phrase. Just a bunch of creeps making movies and figure if they put this in the beginning a person just won't watch it. They are right.

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Release Date:

21 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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