Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–2013)
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A Caribbean Mystery 

Miss Marple is drawn into a case of intrigue and black magic when a Major who bragged of owning a photo of a murderer dies under mysterious circumstances.


Charlie Palmer (as Charles Palmer)


Charlie Higson (screenplay), Agatha Christie (novel)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julia McKenzie ... Miss Marple
Pippa Bennett-Warner ... Victoria (as Pippa Bennett Warner)
Charity Wakefield ... Molly Kendall
Robert Webb ... Tim Kendall
Warren Brown ... Jackson
Alastair Mackenzie ... Colonel Hillingdon
Hermione Norris ... Evelyn Hillingdon
Charles Mesure ... Greg Dyson
MyAnna Buring ... Lucky Dyson
Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Errol
Antony Sher ... Rafiel
Montserrat Lombard ... Esther Walters
Oliver Ford Davies ... Major Palgrave
Daniel Rigby ... Canon Prescott
Andrea Dondolo ... Mama Zogbe


After a period of ill health, Miss Marple leaves St. Mary Mead for the tropical Caribbean paradise of St. Honoré, where an English couple - Tim and Molly Kendall - run a quaint little resort called the Golden Palms. Among the many guests, which include the innocuous Hillingdons, their unseemly American friends the Dysons, and gruff business tycoon Jason Rafiel, is garrulous Major Palgrave, who is friendly to all - much to everyone's chagrin. When Palgrave launches into his infamous storytelling routine one evening, only Miss Marple takes enough interest to listen. Talk quickly turns to murder, and Palgrave coyly asks her if she'd like to see a photograph of a serial killer. But before he can pull it out, he sees something - or someone - and quickly changes the subject. After a night of excessive drink and entertainment, including a voodoo show, Palgrave is found dead in his room the next morning - the cause of death being a heart attack. Sensing his death is no coincidence, Miss ... Written by shanty_sleuth

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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Release Date:

21 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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Did You Know?


Among the guests is a character called Ian Fleming, writing a spy novel, but lacking a name for his protagonist. He then attends a lecture on birds given by one James Bond. This is clearly a reference to the real-life Ian Fleming, who was inspired to write the Bond novels in the Carribean, and who is supposed to have named the spy after a local writer on birds. See more »


Miss Marple retrieves some unknown substance from Lucky's bag and hands it to Jackson, asking "Is it poison, or medicine?" Jackson tests it by dipping his finger in it and touching it to his tongue - most unwise if it turned out to be poison, and Jackson, having been in the Army Medical Corps, would know this. See more »


Version of Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989) See more »

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A good Marple with zombies!
20 June 2013 | by igorlongoSee all my reviews

A really excellent episode opens this new Mackenzie season!The tropical atmosphere ,with hurricanes,voodoo and a very stuffy jungle is used perfectly for the creation of a compelling story,very faithful and with some clever new tricks added to the original.I liked particularly the accident about the murdered maid and her own zombie,used by Higson in a very clever way for giving an alibi to the murderer.I think it's the first time that zombies are used in a whodunit as a part of the murdering plot,and they have done it in a very subtle way,simple and particular in its own way.The directing is wonderful,the research of the murdered maid,the death of poor major Palgrave,the final discovery of the guilty party are particularly effective,as Bethany Cox has pointed out.Personally,I liked very much Webb as a caring husband,overwhelmed by his wife's madness.Charles Mesure was an excellent Dyson(I would have preferred it to Barnes-Worrell for Etienne De Sousa ,in Dead Man's Folly),and I liked too the smitten canon played by Rigby with a surprising romantic part at the very happy end.Of course Sher is the best of the lot, gruff,amusing and endearing,and he has a wonderful chemistry with Great Julia (the only reproach I could made to the Hickson version was the absolute lack of chemistry among Great Joan and Great Pleasence,two wonderful actors but in some way having in the movie no mutual empathy at all,I don't know why!) .Ford Davies is a sympathetic major and Norris a wife so strong,determined and highly dramatic that in some way wipes away completely her husband,poor Alastair Mackenzie,a good actor but in this case singularly bland and opaque.Higson is really a good new entry for the series.I hope he will pens other scripts with the same cleverness.Marple must not let us orphans too after Poirot's untimely death.We can't lose them both,someone must remain alive for carrying the holy torch of Agatha on ITV channel!New Marple seasons,please,it's mandatory!We want to see Julia in the Idol House of Astarte and in the Crooked House,under the Postern of Fate ,chasing N or M in a flashback prequel and tasting a swig of Sparkling Cyanide!

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