Agatha Christie's Marple

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Geraldine McEwan brilliantly portrays the iconic Miss Marple as she astutely investigates a series of crimes, even when the police are reluctant to accept her help.
Starring
Geraldine McEwan
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Agatha Christie's Marple
    April 16, 2005
    1 h 33 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Dolly Bantry calls upon her old friend Miss Marple when the strangled corpse of an unknown blonde girl is found in the library of her home, Gossington Hall.
  2. 2. The Murder at the Vicarage
    December 18, 2004
    1 h 33 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    No one seems surprised when Colonel Protheroe is found murdered in the local vicarage. Red herrings abound, especially when his widow and her lover both confess to the murder.
  3. 3. What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw
    December 25, 2004
    1 h 33 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Miss Marple investigates the wealthy Crackenthorpe clan, believing a body to be hidden on their estate after a visiting friend witnesses a brutal strangling murder occurring on a passing train.
  4. 4. A Murder is Announced
    January 1, 2005
    1 h 34 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating a murder game. But things become too real when someone is shot dead.

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Directors
Charles PalmerAndy WilsonJohn Strickland
Producers
ITV
Season year
2005
Network
Agatha Christie
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingviolence
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lawyeraauReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT...
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I have to say, I enjoyed Geraldine McEwan in the role of Miss Jane Marple. I also enjoyed Joanne Lumley as her village friend. Their performances are excellent. There, the enjoyment stops. It seems that the writers have gone Hollywood, taking these wonderful cozy mysteries and deciding that they need updating, changing characters and plots willy nilly. Well, there is a reason that Dame Agatha Christie has withstood the test of time, and the writing in this series is not it.

Moreover, the series seems to lack an authenticity of time and place, replacing the social mores of the time with those with of the current era. Whoever wrote these adaptations was clueless as to what has made Dame Agatha Christie a beloved writer generation after generation. Her writing has stood the test of time. The writers who did these adaptations have not and will not.

Still, if you are a fan of the Jane Marple character, you may get a modicum of enjoyment from this series, if only to see Geraldine's McEwan's interesting interpretation of that character. I know that I will still go ahead and watch season 2, if only to see if the writers continue to apply their wrecking ball to a national treasure.
22 people found this helpful
FieryKitty13Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great series, but no subtitles/close captioning
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I bought this DVD set because I love Agatha Christie series. The only downside is that the description for the series says that there is close captioning, but when my family and I watched it, there was nothing on the discs for turning on any sort of subtitles or close captions since my father is hard of hearing. He wasn’t able to enjoy the episodes since he had to keep pausing to ask what was happening or just said.
9 people found this helpful
S. S. PrendysReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
"Ahhh, that's right!"
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This rating is for all seasons of "Agatha Christie's (Miss) Marple", and for the different actresses portraying her. Whenever I'm in need of visual comfort and nourishment, especially on a dark and dreary day, I make a pot of tea and melt into one, or two, of these movies. My favorite books to read, and movies to watch, have always been (good) mysteries. (And they don't get much 'gooder' , sic, than an Agatha Christie.) These versions of the books are beautifully crafted. The locals and scenery are what I hope for most in a great, period, mystery. I rate these A+(infinity), and any time lounging and watching them is NEVER time wasted, but instead a time of comfortable familiararty, chock-full of 'ahhh, that's right' - moments.
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28 people found this helpful
Richard AlwoodReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
Okay, but Joan Hickson productions better
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Ms McEwen never gives a bad performance. Production values are up to British standards. But why was it necessary to update the plot, to make it more topical. Agatha Christie knew what she was doing. Veteran stage actress Joan Hickson was Ms Christie's personal choice for the role of Miss Marple. Look for the recordings that feature her. They are much more faithful to the original stories. The productions provide a much more believable picture of English country life.
18 people found this helpful
NormTheLibrarianReviewed in the United States on February 22, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
No Closed Captioning
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The box says "CC" main program but that is pure RUBBISH! There is no menu option and the controls for both the TV and DVC player fail to bring up captions.
3 people found this helpful
oldnoble447Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
No subtitles
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No captions / subtitles for those of us hard of hearing. Very disappointed
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Margaretta N.Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Worth the time..........
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First I found POIROT then wonder of wonders MS. MARPLE. RED LETTER DAYS are BACK. this proves one can still find stimulating
TV series and not settle for what's thrown out today and served up as entertainment. MS. Marple's character does not sit and wonder she still uses her logic and time doing something she loves. I know these were MS. CHISTE's made up characters but I can't help but believe she like POIROT
was based on a real person. I love these episodes and am watching them together. ACORN , British tv, movies, etc. cannot be beat. in my opinion.
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StarrduskReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Many Years Ahead
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So happy to find these. I've just read my first Agatha Christie book beginning with Murder At The Vicarage. Who could not love Jane Marple. Then, began the first show this morning. I am in love with the characters all. And the format of the movies; the British flavor which is always satisfying. The acting and characters such that I've no doubt I will come back again and again or I will miss them all. I see that there are other Ms Marple's, but this one s going to be a best friend type for many years ahead.
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