Agatha Christie’s Marple: Series 5

July 2, 2013 - Comment

Starring Julia McKenzie in three new thrilling mysteries As seen on the PBS Mystery! series Eyes sparkling and tweeds impeccable, Julia McKenzie (Cranford, Notes on a Scandal) returns as Agatha Christie’s spinster sleuth in three new mysteries set in 1950s England. Murder is afoot, and Miss Marple is up to the task of determining whodunit.

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Starring Julia McKenzie in three new thrilling mysteries

As seen on the PBS Mystery! series

Eyes sparkling and tweeds impeccable, Julia McKenzie (Cranford, Notes on a Scandal) returns as Agatha Christie’s spinster sleuth in three new mysteries set in 1950s England. Murder is afoot, and Miss Marple is up to the task of determining whodunit. She may look like a pensioner, but she doesn’t miss a clue on the way to solving heinous crimes, whether the weapon is a gun, a cocktail, or the color blue. Each story unfolds against a rich background of grand English estates, gorgeous scenery, and post-WWII period detail.

Julia McKenzie proves “delightful to watch” (Los Angeles Times), and she’s supported by a stellar cast of veteran British actors including Lindsay Duncan, Joanna Lumley, Hugh Bonneville, Edward Fox, Caroline Quentin, Jonas Armstrong, Sharon Small, Kevin McNally, and Toby Stephens.

THE MYSTERIES
The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side
The Secret of Chimneys
The Blue Geranium

BONUS PROGRAM
Agatha Christie’s Garden: Pam Ferris (Rosemary & Thyme) presents this revealing documentary about Agatha Christie’s personal retreat, her secret garden in Devon.

Comments

mirasreviews says:

Consistent Style and a Bit of Restraint Make This the Most Entertaining Season So Far. In Series 5, “Agatha Christie’s Marple” has finally settled on a consistent style. The bold palette looks like Technicolor, and the acting style is also reminiscent of the decade in which the mysteries take place, the 1950s. We’ve seen this off-and-on in previous seasons, but now it has lost its clumsiness. Although the mysteries are sordid and melodramatic, they don’t go over the top to the point of distraction, as has sometimes been the case in previous seasons. Again the writers have adapted…

Paul J. Mular says:

Acorn Media delivers the original uncut 89 minute U.K. versions. First let me say that I have these DVDs in hand & have watched them, they are the uncut 89 minute U.K. versions, not the trimmed versions shown on PBS.Of the new Marple series, this is probably the best set yet.Julia Mckenzie is more at ease in her second year as Miss Marple. She explains her take on the character in a texted interview. She feels that the early Miss Marple stories depict the sleuth as a fragile Victorian lady, while in the later stories she is more of a…

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