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Agatha Christie's Marple
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Series 6 - Episode 2
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Kindly Miss Marple offers shelter to a friend who’s on the run from her abusive husband with their young son. Miss M (Julia McKenzie) finds them a berth at the rambling country house of her friend, a barmy botanist (the magnificent Fiona Shaw).
But the place is packed with weirdos, including a very off-hand factotum (played by Vic Reeves, or rather Jim Moir) who puts the fear of God into the little boy when he tells him that the house is stalked by a ghost.
Everyone is terribly gnomic and, as the bodies start to pile up, it seems that there really is a hooded spectral figure gliding through the corridors of the house.
Frankly, the whole thing (based on a short story) is odd and a bit of a mess, and you’ll be able to spot a very obvious sleight of hand. Eyes peeled!
The sleuth helps an old friend find refuge at country house Greenshaw's Folly, but a sinister shadow falls over the strange building's various inhabitants and a murderer strikes. Miss Marple uncovers secrets from the past about Miss Greenshaw as a dangerous storm gathers and the bodies start to pile up. Julia McKenzie heads an all-star cast that includes Jim Moir (better known as Vic Reeves), Kimberley Nixon, Fiona Shaw, Robert Glenister, Julia Sawalha, Judy Parfitt and Matt Willis (formerly of pop group Busted).
Cast & Crew
Miss Katherine Greenshaw
John Gordon Sinclair
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