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Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple

4:50 From Paddington. Starring Geraldine McEwan, Jenny Agutter, Tasha Bertham, Rob Brydon, Pam Ferris, John Hanna, Amanda Holden, Griff Rhys Jones

Oh I’m so cross that I missed the first 2 episodes of this series of 4. I’m becoming a bigger and bigger fan of murder mysteries! But I especially love the old fashioned ones like Miss Marple, with the good old steam trains and massive posh houses. The whole seeing the murder from the train alongside thing, and the victim calling out the name of the killer when everyone thinks they’re calling that person for help, has been done a bit too often, and I was disappointed that I guessed whodoneit right from the start. However, it didn’t spoil the enjoyment as to why, and there were enough twists and turns to get me lost, and then back on track again.
Amanda Holden did a great posh accent and I loved her character – shame she chose the boring policeman over the dishy American though! And it was great to see all the other brilliant British actors and as it was set at Christmas, I hope this will be one repeated in the holidays again in a couple of years when I’ve forgotten what happens.

Ps Is there any murder mystery series that hasn’t been filmed at that house? I’ve definitely seen it in Morse and Waking the Dead.

PPS God the ITV website is terrible! In trying to find out where the house is and whether it’s National Trust or not, I do a search for Agatha Christie and Miss Marple and nothing comes up – not even in their TV guide when there’s another episode on next Sunday! And it was really slow.

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