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Binge on twelve classic mysteries by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, or savor them slowly. Superb actress Joan Hickson serves murder anyway you like it as Miss Jane Marple, the soft-spoken senior sleuth who succeeds where young policemen fail. Gather your wits for a dozen dastardly crimes, filmed entirely on location with lush period settings: The Murder at the Vicarage, The Body in the Library, The Moving Finger, A Murder is Announced, They Do It with Mirrors, A Pocketful of Rye, 4.50 from Paddington, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, A Caribbean Mystery, At Bertram's Hotel, Nemesis, and Sleeping Murder. Opulently filmed, extravagantly dressed, period detail right up to the last hairclip. London Daily Express..
The Murder at the Vicarage
When the hated Colonel Protheroe is found murdered in the sleepy village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is puzzled why so many people want to confess.
The Moving Finger
A nasty case of poison-pen letters brings Miss Marple to the East Anglian village of Lymston.
The Body in the Library
Who is the strange young blonde lying strangled in the library of Gossington Hall? Fortunately for the Bantrys, Miss Marple is their neighbour.
A Murder Is Announced
Everyone in Chipping Cleghorn is intrigued by the advertisement predicting a murder at Little Paddocks. But when the lights go out at the appointed hour, no one thinks it's a joke any more.
They Do It With Mirrors
To reassure an old friend, Miss Marple agrees to go down to Stonygates, a rambling country mansion. There she finds a curious ménage - an extended family and a reformatory for young criminals - where violence seems just below the surface.
A Pocketful of Rye
An old nursery rhyme comes true in a grotesque double murder. Only Miss Marple sees the connection and that the next victim will be an old acquaintance - unless she can uncover the murderer in time.
4.50 From Paddington
A murder witnessed from a train, a missing body and an eccentric old patriarch... A bizarre riddle for Miss Marple and a deadly family intrigue.
The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side
When a woman is poisoned during the village fête at Gossington Hall, the police deduce the intended victim was film star, Marina Gregg. Then another woman is murdered. Can Miss Marple succeed where the police have failed?
A Caribbean Mystery
Filmed on location in the West Indies. Miss Marple is finding her luxurious island holiday sadly flat - until Major Palgrave is found dead in his hotel bed. More murders follow and Miss Marple once more is in her element.
At Bertram's Hotel
There is something rather too perfect about Bertram's Hotel, Miss Marple decides during a stay there in London. Even the murder seems rehearsed.
A friend asks Miss Marple to investigate a crime. Instead of giving any clues, he books her on a coach tour of historic homes. Murder is on the itinerary.
A couple's new dream home becomes a nightmare when the young wife sees a vision of a strangled woman in the hall. Was she murdered or is she yet to be killed?
A Very British Murder: This three part series explores Britains fascination with murder and how it has become a central theme to books, television shows and movies.
Part One: The New Taste for Blood
Part Two: Detection Most Ingenious
Part Three: The Golden Age.
Disc One: The Murder at the Vicarage, The Moving Finger
Disc Two: The Body in the Library
Disc Three: A Murder is Announced, A Very British Murder: Part One
Disc Four: The Do It with Mirrors, A Pocketful of Rye
Disc Five: 4.50 From Paddington
Disc Six: The Mirror Crackd From Side to Side, A Very British Murder: Part Two
Disc Seven: A Caribbean Mystery
Disc Eight: At Bertrams Hotel, Nemesis
Disc Nine: Sleeping Murder, A Very British Murder: Part Three