Murder, She Wrote

It Runs In The Family

Season 4, Ep 6, Aired 11/1/87
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  • Episode Description
  • Cousin Emma in London has a new problem when someone serves her lover poisoned herring.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Carolyn Seymour

    Pauline Constable

  • Anthony Newley

    Inspector Frost

  • Rosemary Murphy

    Sybil Constable

  • Jane Leeves

    Gwen Petrie

  • Richard Johnson

    Geoffrey Constable

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • Angela Lansbury doesn't play Jessica in this episode but reprises the role of Emma MacGill from the episode Sing a Song of Murder.

    • Inspector Frost asks that the trunk of the car be opened. In the United Kingdom, a trunk is never called such. It is a boot.

    • In this episode, Angela Landsbury sings 'Spoon With Me' which she also sang as a young girl in the film 'til the clouds roll by' a musical about the life of Jerome kern.

    Allusions (1)

    • Angela Lansbury: "Goodbye, Little Yellow Bird" (song)
      In the film version of Oscar Wilde's classic "The Picture of Dorian Gray," Angela Lansbury-- playing the part of the doomed Sybil Vane-- sings a period piece entitled "Goodbye, Little Yellow Bird." In this episode of "Murder She Wrote," Ms. Lansbury reprises the song while playing the part of her character's cousin, Emma McGill.

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