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Agatha Christie's Marple

  • Season 6
  • 3 episodes
  • Drama
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Episode 2: Greenshaw's Folly

Summary

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).
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Review

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!

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Cast

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Miss MarpleJulia McKenzie
Miss Katherine GreenshawFiona Shaw
Alfred PollockMartin Compston
Grace RitchieJoanna David
Fr BrophyRobert Glenister
Horace BindlerRufus Jones
CrackenJim Moir
Louisa OxleyKimberley Nixon
Cicely BeauclerkJudy Parfitt
Philip OxleyOscar Pearce
Nat FletcherSam Reid
Mrs CresswellJulia Sawalha
Archie OxleyBobby Smalldridge
Insp WelchJohn Gordon Sinclair
CayleyMatt Willis
Minnie TulliverCandida Gubbins

Crew

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Adapted byTim Whitnall
DirectorSarah Harding
Executive producerMichele Buck
Executive producerDamien Timmer
Executive producerKaren Thrussell
Executive producerRebecca Eaton
Executive producerHilary Strong
ProducerPeter McAleese
WriterAgatha Christie

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  • Episode 2

    Greenshaw's Folly

    Summary

    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).
    Recommended

    Review

    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!

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Miss MarpleJulia McKenzie
    Miss Katherine GreenshawFiona Shaw
    Alfred PollockMartin Compston
    Grace RitchieJoanna David
    Fr BrophyRobert Glenister
    Horace BindlerRufus Jones
    CrackenJim Moir
    Louisa OxleyKimberley Nixon
    Cicely BeauclerkJudy Parfitt
    Philip OxleyOscar Pearce
    Nat FletcherSam Reid
    Mrs CresswellJulia Sawalha
    Archie OxleyBobby Smalldridge
    Insp WelchJohn Gordon Sinclair
    CayleyMatt Willis
    Minnie TulliverCandida Gubbins

    Crew

    rolename
    Adapted byTim Whitnall
    DirectorSarah Harding
    Executive producerMichele Buck
    Executive producerDamien Timmer
    Executive producerKaren Thrussell
    Executive producerRebecca Eaton
    Executive producerHilary Strong
    ProducerPeter McAleese
    WriterAgatha Christie
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