Agatha Christie's Marple

Season 4 Episode 1

A Pocket Full of Rye

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 06, 2009 on ITV



  • Trivia

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  • Notes

    • This episode is adapted from the novel, A Pocket Full of Rye (1953).

    • The use of the character name "Inspector Neele", with its most unusual spelling of the surname, is worth noting. "Neele" was the pseudonym employed by Agatha Christie during her ten-day disappearance in 1926 (she was found staying at a Yorkshire hotel under this name). Significantly, it was also the surname of the woman named by her as co-respondent in her divorce from her first husband. Christie's disappearance in 1926 is usually said to have been occasioned by this marital break-up.

    • Murders

      Rex Fortescue - Poisoned

      Adele Fortescue - Poisoned

      Gladys Martin - Strangled

    • This is the first episode to feature Julia McKenzie in the title role of Miss Marple. The previous star, Geraldine McEwan, retired from the series after the third season.

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