Agatha Christie's Marple

The Pale Horse

Season 5, Ep 1, Aired 8/30/10
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  • Episode Description
  • A Catholic priest is brutally murdered after taking confession from a dying parishioner. His old friend Miss Marple travels to London, where she discovers that a list of names sent to her by the priest is apparently of those recently deceased or about to die. Miss Marple's investigations lead her to the Pale Horse Inn, where the proprietress claims to be able to kill people using black magic.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Julia McKenzie

    Miss Marple

  • JJ Feild

    Paul Osbourne

  • Holly Valance

    Kanga

  • Andy Hay

  • Karen Thrussell

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Dreadful **may contain spoilers**

    By sassyj64, Dec 18, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (2)

    • Murders
      Lady Minerva Hesketh-Dubois - Poisoned with thallium
      Thomasina Tuckerton - Poisoned with thallium
      Mrs Davis - Poisoned with thallium
      Father Patrick Gorman - Bludgeoned
      Captain Rupert Cottam - Poisoned with a lethal overdose of Spanish fly aphrodisiac

    • This episode is based on Agatha Christie's 1961 novel of the same name, which orginally featured novelist Ariadne Oliver, a recurring character in the Poirot novels. The novel had a gothic horror tone, its name taken from a passage in the Book of Revelation.

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