Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–2013)
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They Do It with Mirrors 

A reformatory for delinquent boys run by Miss Marple's philanthropic friend becomes the scene of arson and poisoning, and ultimately murder.

Director:

Andy Wilson

Writers:

Agatha Christie (based on the novel by), Paul Rutman (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julia McKenzie ... Miss Marple
Elliot Cowan ... Wally Hudd
Emma Griffiths Malin ... Gina Elsworth
Joan Collins ... Ruth Van Rydock
Penelope Wilton ... Carrie Louise Serrocold
Brian Cox ... Lewis Serrocold
Jordan Long ... Whitstable Ernest
Sarah Smart ... Mildred
Maxine Peake ... Jolly Bellever
Alexei Sayle ... Dr Maverick
Liam Garrigan ... Stephen Restarick
Tom Payne ... Edgar Lawson
Nigel Terry ... Christian Gulbrandsen
Ian Ogilvy ... Johnny Restarick
Alex Jennings ... Inspector Curry
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Storyline

Miss Marple is requested to help her old friend Carrie-Louise, the loving wife of benign philanthropist Lewis Serrocold. Carrie-Louise is slowly poisoned by an unknown hand,and her husband and her sister Ruth want absolutely to save her from this dark menace. Written by igorlongo

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Marple, Series IV: They Do It with Mirrors See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Jane arrives at the train station, the next train is announced as the 4:50 from Paddington. Both another famous Jane Marple mystery and the birth place of Joan Collins who has a minor role. See more »

Goofs

The charred accounts letter has the year 1953, however in the intro, a morris minor convertible has a registration plate with year suffix letter E - which was 1 January 1967 - 31 July 1967. See more »

Connections

Version of Murder with Mirrors (1985) See more »

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McKenzie makes it watchable, But..........
24 July 2009 | by cloeso9See all my reviews

"The Do It With Mirrors" is arguably one of Christie's lesser novels. Julia McKenzie does a good job of trying to keep it together, but the addition of the always-lousy Joan Collins was a mistake. So was the re-telling of the story, which has been done with every actress to play Miss Marple, including my all-favorite, Joan Hickson. I have Hickson's version and it's a "mod" mess with psychedelic stage plays! So I haven't really seen "Mirrors" with any actress that's worth it's salt. The problem with this series production team is the writing! All the actors try their best but they simply don't have good scripts. What a shame because we're all looking forward to a good Miss Marple series. I do enjoy McKenzie, especially in "Pocketful of Rye." I'll just check it out to see if this gets better. In the meantime, I have them on old-fashioned videotape.


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