Agatha Christie's Marple

Season 1 Episode 3

4.50 from Paddington

2
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 26, 2004 on ITV

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  • Trivia

    • Jenny Agutter, who plays Agnes Crackenthorpe, is named among the alphabetical list of guest stars in the opening credits, but her name isomitted from the closing credits.

    • In the episode the estate and hall that runs along the side of the railway line is called Rutherford Hall.... This is after Dame Margaret Rutherford whom played Miss Marple in four MGM films in the 60's.

    • Rob Brydon is cast as a character not in Agatha Christie's novel, a certain "Inspector Awdry" of the Railway Police. He is named after the Rev. W. Awdry, whose stories about "Thomas The Tank Engine" have been popular with British children for over 50 years.

  • Quotes

    • Harold Crackenthorpe: I may be disgusting, Inspector, but I'm not a murderer.

    • Agnes Crackenthorpe: Love is all that matters. Love, not money.

    • Miss Jane Marple: It's railway information not police information, when you think about it. And we all own the railways, now don't we?

    • Miss Jane Marple: [Referring to Inspector Tom Campbell] I'm an old friend from childhood days. His, not mine.

    • Miss Jane Marple: Would you mind strangling me, Elspeth?
      Mrs. Elspeth McGillicuddy: Not at all, Jane.

    • Miss Marple: Would you like an adventure?
      Lucy: Possibly,
      Miss Marple: It's quite a challenge.
      Lucy: Very possibly.
      Miss Marple: I want you to find a body.

  • Notes


    • Murders

      Anna Stravinska - Strangled

      Alfred Crackenthorpe - Poisoned

    • The first novel to feature a sidekick for Miss Marple, in the form of Lucy Eyelesbarrow, a move welcomed by fans but apparently not by Christie, who did not feature Lucy Eyelesbarrow in any future novels.

    • Filming Locations:

      Elthame Palace, London (Noel Coward's House)
      Highclere Castle, Hampshire (Rutherford Hall - Great Hall)
      Knebworth Hall, Hertfordshire (Rutherford Hall - Exterior)
      Loseley Park, Surrey (Rutherford Hall - Library, Dining Room)
      Rothley Station, Leicestershire (Paddington Station)

    • The scenes set in Paddington Station were filmed at Rothley Station in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

    • One of the filming locations for Rutherford Hall was Highclere Castle, the largest castle in Hampshire.

    • This episode was aired in the US from May 15th-22nd 2005 on PBS.

    • A.K.A. What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw (US Title)

    • This episode is based on the novel by Agatha Christie of the same name, first published in 1957.

    • Rose Keegan also appeared in the 1992 series of Miss Marple (with Joan Hickson in the lead role) in the episode 'The Mirror Crack'd From Side To Side'.

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