Whilst this adaptation situates St Mary Mead in Oxfordshire, clues given in the books would place the village in Hampshire.
Eileen Atkins and Annette Crosbie were considered for the part of Dolly Bantry.
Miss Jane Marple: [a body has been found in the library of Arthur and Dolly Bantry] Oh, Dolly, what a terrible thing!
Dolly Bantry: I know. Rather thrilling, isn't it?
Basil Blake: [introducing his wife to Colonel Melchett] Dinah Lee, minor actress, major slut!
(about Miss Marple)
Dolly Bantry: Isn't she marvellous?
Miss Marple: The truth is you see that most people believe what is told them, whereas I never do.
Harper: You mean you know who did it?
Miss Marple: Of course I do, that's why I'm here.
Pamela Reeves - Strangled
Ruby Keene - Poisoned, then body burnt
Eastbourne (bandstand, pier, beach, Western Lawns, and the Grand Hotel)
Rivoli Ballroom, London
Dorney Court, Dorney, Buckinghamshire
This episode was aired in two parts on PBS in the US from June 5th-12th 2005.
The identity of one of the murderers was changed from the novel and original TV adaption.
This episode attracted around 8 million viewers.
This episode is based on the novel by Agatha Christie of the same name, first published in 1942.