ITV adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel
Nicolas Winding Refn
Miss Marple (Geraldine McEwan) is faced with her greatest challenge yet when she receives instructions from an old friend, the recently deceased Mr Rafiel, to investigate a ‘possible crime.’ But there’s a catch - she has not been told what the crime is. Instead, she is booked onto a mystery coach tour to gather clues. Miss Marple takes her nephew Raymond West (Richard E Grant) to accompany her on the tour as Mr Rafiel warns that danger may threaten.
It begins to dawn on them both that all the passengers have been placed there for a reason, as their lives interconnect in various ways. Even more significantly, everyone is connected to a young girl, Verity Hunt, who went missing during the war. They also realise that every destination on the tour is significant and start to piece together information about Verity, finding out that she fled from a nun’s sanctuary in the dead of night to be with her German lover, Mr Rafiel’s son Michael (Dan Stevens), and was never seen again. Is it mere coincidence that Verity also lodged with Sydney Lumley (Johnny Briggs) before he met his young wife Margaret (Laura Michelle Kelly)? Margaret’s resemblance to Verity shocks the elderly Mr Raeburn (George Cole), ex-butler to the caustic lady of the manor Amanda Dalrymple (Ronni Ancona), who threw out Verity for ‘stealing’ and is now travelling with an obsequious lawyer, Derek Turnbull (Adrian Rawlins). With the help of young detective Colin Hards (Lee Ingleby), Miss Marple and Raymond piece together the secrets of the past to fulfil a promise to her dear old friend (source: ITV).
1 Jan 2009
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