Miss Marple

A Murder Is Announced, Part One

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 2/28/85
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  • Episode Description
  • A notice in the paper announcing a murder is to take place at Little Paddocks is a shock to everyone, especially Letitia Blacklock, the owner of the house. All the curious villagers turn up for a night of fun parlour games, but the night turns murderous when a young man is shot. Now, the vicar's wife's aunt Miss Marple wants to play a new game...

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ursula Howells

    Miss Blacklock

  • Agatha Christie

  • RenĂ©e Asherson

    Miss Bunner

  • Samantha Bond

    Julia Simmons

  • Simon Shepherd

    Patrick Simmons

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Who would announce a murder in a newspaper advertisement? And why is the victim a man unknown to everyone else at the scene of the crime?

    By orswel, Jun 14, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Hannah: The door bell rings, I answer the door, the door bell rings again, I answer the door again,the door bell rings again, I answer the door again, the door bell rings again... Det. Inspector Craddock: After the guests have all arived Hannah: Oh... I go to the dinning room to clean the silver, I hear shots, I scream, somebody turns the key and lets me out, I scream again, somebody hits me! I see blood. Det. Inspector Craddock: You scream again? Hannah: I think so. Are you going to arrest me? Det. Inspector Craddock: Not today.

    • Mrs. Swettenham: People don't announce murders! Marriages yes, but not murders. Put that dreadful paper down, and have a look. Edmund Swettenham: [Reading the Daily Worker] It isn't a dreadful paper. Mrs. Swettenham: You're not even a worker! Edmund Swettenham: I'm writing a book! Mrs. Swettenham: I mean real work.

    • [Mrs Harmon nearly trips over her cat] Mrs Harmon: Oh, do be careful, Delilah! Det. Inspector Craddock: Delilah? Mrs Harmon: My husband named her that. I'm afraid her moral standards are rather similar!

    • Miss Lettie Blacklock: Is this your idea of a joke, Patrick? Patrick Simmons: I can think of much better jokes than announcing a murder in the local rag!

    • Dora Bunner: Well, young Edmund Swettenham moons around her a bit. He's a very odd young man - writes books - and I - I have heard that he's a - a Communist! Miss Jane Marple: Oh really, yes, well he must be rather lonely in Chipping Cleghorn.

    Notes (1)

    • This episode is based on Agatha Christie's novel A Murder Is Announced (1950).

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