Miss Marple

Season 1
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7.81991TV-PG
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.
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Joan HicksonJoss AcklandJean Simmons
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SuspenseDrama
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. They Do It With Mirrors
    December 28, 1991
    1 h 51 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.

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Directors
Norman Stone
Producers
George Gallaccio
Season year
1991
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4.5 out of 5 stars

263 global ratings

  1. 76% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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Freeman GilbertReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hickson Is To Marple What Suchet is To Poirot!
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Joan Hickson is to Miss Marple what David Suchet is to Hercule Poirot--the finest rendition among other fine (McKenzie, Ustinov) performances of Agatha Christie's two most famous detectives. This is an intriguing mystery that has a surprise at the end. I leave matters there and recommend this one to fans.
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Patricia A. DuigonReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
They Didn't Need Mirrors for This--It's Magical
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"They Do It With Mirrors" can be confusing, but here the story has been slimmed down a little and the alert viewer can follow it. But what really makes this baby run is great acting by a super cast. No one ever played Miss Marple as well as Joan Hickson did. And with Jean Simmons and Joss Ackland to back her up, the show crackles. Besides which, the final scene--after all the shooting's stopped--will stir your heart: it's beautiful.
5 people found this helpful
A. burtonReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Miss Marple fans will love it.
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I'll give it a 5, for the fact that Miss Marple is precious and many love her.
Kelly S.Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Miss Marple astounds again
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Joan Hickson as Miss Marple is a completely believable character, and it is no wonder that Agatha Christie at one time asked Joan Hickson to play Miss Marple. I wish that there were more Miss Marple with Joan Hickson available but unfortunately I have all the movies she made before her death. She was a very believable little old lady from St Mary Meade with a nose for murder!
4 people found this helpful
allenyk2000Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic
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Classic
P. StreetReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Definitely had me guessing 'til the end
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This Agatha Christie mystery had an American actor (or a British actor portraying an American). I was intrigued with the women's fashions, as well as the culture. The premise was interesting as well - a murder at a "disadvantaged youth" home, which also happened to be a grand mansion.
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YankeeTexanReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Joan Hickson - my favorite Miss Marple
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I'm not giving away any plot information! Suffice it to say that, as always, Hickson gives a superb performance and I hope to eventually own all the Miss Marple's with her in them. You won't be disappointed with this movie as it stays fairly close to the book.
3 people found this helpful
RRPeteReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good, could be better!
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The rating could be higher (and should) , but I chose "3" star because of absence of sub titles and difficulty of understanding the "English" dialogue/brogue. I find this circumstance to be be true of most, if not all, English produced moves and TV entertainment
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