Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

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  • Gather your wits and join Miss Jane Marple in four delightfully baffling and opulently filmed mysteries starring Joan Hickson - the actress Agatha Christie herself wanted for the role - now lovingly restored from the original film for the first time. In Murder At The Vicarage, the death of a widely despised Colonel in the local vicar's study is made surprisingly more difficult when two different people confess to the crime. In Body In The Library, Miss Marple's neighbors wonder how to explain the young blond woman found strangled on their library floor. A series of anonymously written slanderous letters lead to several mysterious deaths in A Moving Finger, and then in A Murder is Announced, an upcoming murder advertised in a newspaper materializes at a dramatic house party where the only death is the suspect's. Includes special feature A Very Special Murder: Detection Ingenious.

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    Gather your wits and join Miss Jane Marple in four delightfully baffling and opulently filmed mysteries starring Joan Hickson - the actress Agatha Christie herself wanted for the role - now lovingly restored from the original film for the first time. In Murder At The Vicarage, the death of a widely despised Colonel in the local vicar's study is made surprisingly more difficult when two different people confess to the crime. In Body In The Library, Miss Marple's neighbors wonder how to explain the young blond woman found strangled on their library floor. A series of anonymously written slanderous letters lead to several mysterious deaths in A Moving Finger, and then in A Murder is Announced, an upcoming murder advertised in a newspaper materializes at a dramatic house party where the only death is the suspect's. Includes special feature A Very Special Murder: Detection Ingenious.

    . The The Murder At The Vicarage
    St Mary Mead, the mid 1950s. No one likes Colonel Protheroe. In fact most people hate him, including his own family. But when he is found dead in the vicar's study, Miss Marple wonders why so many people want to confess.

    The Moving Finger
    East Anglia, late 1940s. A nasty case of poison-pen letters brings Miss Marple to the deceptively placid village of Lymston.

    The Body In The Library
    St Mary Mead, a village nestling in the far-flung reaches of the Home Counties, sometime in the late 1940s.Who is the mystery blonde lying strangled in the library of Gossington Hall? Fortunately for the Bantrys, Miss Marple is their neighbour.

    A Murder is Announced
    The Cotswolds, the late 1940s.An advertisement is placed in the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette which reads: “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 5th at Little Paddocks at seven p.m.” Everyone in town expects a simple party game – until a real corpse is discovered…
    . The Murder At The Vicarage
    Miss Marple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joan Hickson
    Rev Leonard Clement . . . . . . . . . . .Paul Eddington (The Good Life,Yes Minister,Yes Prime Minister)
    Griselda Clement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cheryl Campbell (Monsignor Renard,The Mill on the Floss,Testament of Youth, Chariots of Fire, Hawk The Slayer, Greystoke, Pennies from Heaven)
    Colonel Lucius Protheroe . . . . . . . .Robert Lang
    Ann Protheroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Polly Adams (Bonjour la Classe,The Cinder Path)
    Lattice Protheroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tara MacGowran
    Lawrence Redding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .James Hazeldine (Deceit, Streets Apart, London’s Burning)
    Christopher Hawes . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christopher Good
    Mrs Lestrange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Norma West
    Dr Haydock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael Browning
    Dat Insp Slack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Horovitch (The Sculptress, Deceit,Westbeach, 102 Dalmatians)
    Dat Sgt Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ian Brimble
    Bill Archer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jack Galloway (The Mistress, Supply & Demand, Dirty Weekend)
    Mary Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rachel Weaver
    Mrs Price- Ridley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rosalie Crutchley
    Miss Hartnell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barbara Hicks
    Miss Wetherby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathleen Biomead
    Mrs Salisbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Deddie Davies
    Fred Abbot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tony Brandon
    Ned Abbot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kenneth Keeling
    Screenplay TS Bowen
    Director Julian Amyes
    Producer George Gallaccio

    The Moving Finger
    Miss Marple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joan Hickson
    Gerry Burton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andrew Bicknell
    Joanna Burton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sabina Franklyn (Keep It In The Family, Pride and Prejudice 1979)
    Maud Calthorp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dilys Hamlett
    Edward Symmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael Culver (Cadfael, Secret Army, Squadron, A Passage to India)
    Angela Symmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elizabeth Counsell
    Eryl Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sandra Payne (Waiting For God,Triangle)
    Owen Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martin Fisk
    Mr Pye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Richard Pearson
    Guy Calthorp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Arnatt
    Emily Barton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hilary Mason (Aquila) Screenplay Julia Jones
    Director Roy Boulting (Lucky Jim,Twisted Nerve, producer: Brighton Rock)
    Series Producer Guy Slater

    The Body In The Library
    Miss Marple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joan Hickson
    Conway Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andrew Cruickshank (Dr Finlay’s Casebook, King & Castle)
    Mark Gaskell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Keith Drinkel
    Sir Henry Clithering . . . . . . . . . . . . .Raymond Francis (No Hiding Place, Drummonds)
    Detective Inspector Slack . . . . . . . .David Horovitch (The Sculptress, Deceit,Westbeach, 102 Dalmatians)
    Colonel Melchett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frederick Jaeger
    Adelaide Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ciaran Madden
    Basil Blake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anthony Smee
    Josie Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trudie Styler
    Colonel Arthur Bantry . . . . . . . . . .Moray Watson (Rumpole, Pride and Prejudice 1979, Darling Buds of May)
    Dolly Bantry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gwen Watford
    Screenplay T R Bowen
    Director Silvio Narizzano (Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Georgy Girl, Staying On)
    Series Producer Guy Slater

    A Murder is Announced
    Miss Marple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joan Hickson
    Miss Dora ‘Bunny’ Bunner . . . . . . . .Renee Asherson (Memento Mori, Harnessing Peacocks,Tenko Romance on the Orient Express,The Day The Earth Caught Fire)
    Detective Inspector Craddock . . . .John Castle (The Heart Surgeon,The Wings of the Dove, Robocop 3)
    Miss Hinchcliffe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paola Dionisotti (Harbour Lights, Forever Green)
    Miss Blacklock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ursula Howells (The Cazalets,The Forsyte Saga)
    Mrs Swettenham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mary Kerridge
    Colonel Easterbrook . . . . . . . . . . . .Ralph Michael
    Amy Murgatroyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joan Sims (Last of the Blonde Bombshells,The Canterville Ghost Martin Chuzzlewit, As Time Goes By, On The Up, Carry On films)
    Mrs.Easterbrook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sylvia Syms (Ice-Cold in Alex,The Tamarind Seed, Peak Practice,The Glass Virgin)
    Patrick Simmons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Simon Shepherd (Peak Practice,Wuthering Heights)
    Julia Simmons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Samantha Bond (NCS Manhunt,Tears Before Bedtime,The Ginger Tree, Bond films)
    Phillipa Haymes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nicola King
    Myrna Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Crowther (Family Affairs, London’s Burning,The Bill)
    Hannah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elaine Ives-Cameron
    Fletcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Whately (Inspector Morse,The Broker’s Man, Peak Practice,AufWiedersehen Pet)
    Screenplay Alan Plater (Dalziel & Pascoe, Frank Stubbs Promotes,The Last of the Blonde Bombshells)
    Director David Giles (The Darling Buds of May,The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Forsyte Saga)
    Series Producer Guy Slater