Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Portrayed on previous occasions by such actresses as Margaret Rutherford, Helen Hayes, Angela Lansbury, and Joan Hickson, Agatha Christie's indomitable amateur sleuth Miss Jane Marple reappeared in the form of Geraldine McEwan on this TV series, produced for the United Kingdom's ITV1. Endeavoring to be totally faithful to the original source material, the series offered as its first four episodes lavish adaptations of the Agatha Christie novels The Vicarage (1930), The Body in the Library (1942), A Murder is Announced (1950), and 4:50 From Paddington (1957). These episodes were originally complemented by a behind-the-scenes documentary, which has been included in the American TV syndication package. Agatha Christie's Marple made its first television appearance on December 12, 2004. In the United States, the series was initially broadcast on PBS in the summer of 2005.
amateur-detective, crime-solving, spinster