Celebrated actresses Julia McKenzie (Cranford; Notes On A Scandal) debuts in the role of world-famous crime writer Agatha Christie's shrewd and inquisitive Miss Jane Marple in this stunning set of brand new murder mysteries. Miss Marple�s sweet old lady exterior hides an excellent perception of human nature and a razor sharp intuition for solving crimes - murderers underestimate her at their peril! These beautifully shot films boast exceptional international casts and high production values.
This DVD contains the following murder mysteries:
A Pocket Full Of Rye
Businessman Rex Fortescue (Ken Cranham, Rome) is poisoned, and found with a pocketful of rye in his jacket. Inspector Neele (Matthew McFadyen, Pride and Prejudice) is called to investigate, ably assisted by Miss Marple, but the call comes too late as Rex�s cheating young wife Adele (Anna Madeley, Sense and Sensibility) is also found dead. The question is, who will be next? The impressive cast also includes Rupert Graves (The Forsyte Saga), Helen Baxendale (Cold Feet),Wendy Richard (EastEnders), Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers), Ralf Little (The Royle Family) and Ben Miles (Coupling).
Murder Is Easy
Miss Marple charms her way into the peaceful village of Wychwoodunder-Ashe to investigate a series of murders, and is befriended by Luke Fitzwilliam (Benedict Cumberbatch, Atonement), a handsome former policeman. But amongst a succession of sudden deaths, and a local election, Marple prepares to deliver a secret so shocking the village will never be the same again. Also starring Margo Stilley (9 Songs), Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter), Anna Chancellor (Spooks), Hugo Speer (Bleak House) and Jemma Redgrave (Cold Blood).
They Do It With Mirrors
When Miss Marple goes to stay with her friend Carrie-Louise, she soon realises that all is not well. Not only is this the family home, but it also serves as a rehabilitation centre for delinquent boys. But then an attempt is made on the life of Carrie-Louise�s husband, her step-son is murdered and someone tries to poison Carrie-Louise. Starring Joan Collins (Dynasty), Maxine Peake (Shameless) and Penelope Wilton (Pride and Prejudice).
Why Didn�t They Ask Evans?
As the sole witness to a dying man�s last words--�Why didn�t they ask Evans?�--Bobby Attfield is determined to solve the riddle they pose. Forming an unlikely alliance with socialite Frankie Derwent and visiting family friend Miss Marple, his resolve is strengthened when someone tries to kill him. A trail of clues leads them to Castle Savage and its inhabitants. Starring Rik Mayall (The Young Ones), Richard Briers (Monarch Of The Glen), MarkWilliams (Harry Potter; The Fast Show) and Samantha Bond (James Bond).