Marple (2004–2013)
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Greenshaw's Folly 

Miss Marple aids a young mother and son by spiriting them away to the estate of an eccentric botanist, not knowing that it will soon become the scene of murder.


Sarah Harding


Agatha Christie (short stories: "Greenshaw's Folly" & "The Thumb Mark of St Peter"), Tim Whitnall (screenplay)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julia McKenzie ... Miss Marple
Kimberley Nixon ... Louisa Oxley
Bobby Smalldridge ... Archie Oxley
Martin Compston ... Alfred Pollock
Vic Reeves Vic Reeves ... Cracken (as Jim Moir)
Julia Sawalha ... Mrs. Cresswell
Fiona Shaw ... Miss Katherine Greenshaw
Sam Reid ... Nat Fletcher
Rufus Jones ... Horace Bindler
Joanna David ... Grace Ritchie
Robert Glenister ... Father Brophy
Judy Parfitt ... Cicely Beauclerk
Candida Gubbins Candida Gubbins ... Minnie Tulliver
John Gordon Sinclair ... Inspector Welch
Matt Willis ... Cayley


When old family friend Louisa Oxley visits Miss Marple one stormy night seeking help, Miss Marple decides to send her and her son, Archie, to safety at the labyrinthine estate of Greenshaw's Folly, owned by Miss Marple's good friend Katherine Greenshaw, an eccentric botanist and the last surviving Greenshaw. Louisa becomes Miss Greenshaw's secretary, and quickly attracts the attention of the gardener Alfred Pollock and actor Nat Fletcher. Things turn sinister when the Folly's faithful butler, Walter Cracken, is killed in what appears to be a tragic accident. Then a guest at the house, Horace Bindler, disappears without a trace. Miss Marple is convinced all is not well, and her suspicions are confirmed when Miss Greenshaw herself is brutally murdered. Suspects are everywhere, but none can imagine the secrets, both past and present, which Miss Marple uncovers. Written by shanty_sleuth

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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The button found in the reporters hand is reported to bear the fingerprint of Albert the gardener. However, during the summing up at the end of the program, the button is shown being placed in the reporters hand by Mrs Creswell, which means that the button would also have the fingerprints of Mrs Cresswell on it. See more »


Miss Marple: I'd like you to do something for me.
Inspector Welch: And what would that be?
Miss Marple: A postmortem.
Inspector Welch: But you're still alive Miss. Marple. We generally reserve postmortems for dead people.
Miss Marple: [smiling at the comeback] Very good.
[She nods before continuing]
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Miss Marple
26 September 2014 | by unicorn4-117-365141See all my reviews

Joan Hickson is my epitome of Miss Marple--- although Helen Hayes was also fabulous. The newer actresses are quite good--- but I READ. Miss Marple should drive my crazy, and Hicksion did! Those mental leaps that I couldn't predict; amazing. The police officers admitting that she annoys them, BUT she turns out to be correct. Fantastic! Also, Hickson was the correct AGE for the character.( Yes, that does matter! ) There was a movie about an actress who was exposed to measles when she was pregnant; the actress was excellent, but I need to check for the name! I am pleased when I can solve mysteries, BUT I require that I have to THINK to solve them! ( One of the reasons respect Christie.)

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21 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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