The BEST episodes of Miss Marple

Every episode of Miss Marple ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Miss Marple!

Miss Marple, the spinster detective who is one of the most famous characters created by English crime writer Agatha Christie, is portrayed by Joan Hickson who starred in a dozen television mysteries about Miss Marple over the course of a decade.

Last Updated: 1/21/2023Network:BBC Two
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Nemesis (1)
star
8.72
80 votes

#1 - Nemesis (1)

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/1987

Miss Marple is sent on a mission from beyond the grave to clear a dead man's son. Vowing to find out the truth,she links him to a dead girl, Verity Hunt, and a family of weird sisters. She discovers love, as well as hate, can be a reason for murder.

Directors: David Tucker
Writer: T.R. Bowen
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At Bertram's Hotel (1)
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8.53
85 votes

#2 - At Bertram's Hotel (1)

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/1987

False identities, larceny, and a crime ring are only the tip of the tenticle when Miss Marple stays in a posh London hotel (modelled after Brown's Hotel) where nothing is what it seems. Murder naturally follows, leading to a thrilling chase after the vibrant Lady Sedgewick.

Directors: Mary McMurray
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A Pocketful of Rye (2)
star
8.25
53 votes

#3 - A Pocketful of Rye (2)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/8/1985

Following another murder, Miss Marple is certain that she knows who the next victim will be. Can she get to them in time?

Directors: Guy Slater
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The Body in the Library (3)
star
8.15
87 votes

#4 - The Body in the Library (3)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/28/1984

Concluding part of an adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel. Miss Marple is convinced that the death of schoolgirl Pamela Reeve holds the key to the mystery of the double murder.

Directors: Silvio Narizzano
Writer: T.R. Bowen
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The Moving Finger (2)
star
8.14
51 votes

#5 - The Moving Finger (2)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/22/1985

Miss Marple's instinct - that one murder will always follow another - proves to be true when more bodies are found in the sleepy town.

Directors: Roy Boulting
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A Murder is Announced (3)
star
8.11
55 votes

#6 - A Murder is Announced (3)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/2/1985

Inspector Craddock is alarmed to find that Miss Marple has gone missing - has she become another victim of the murderer?

Directors: David Giles
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The Body in the Library (1)
star
8.06
115 votes

#7 - The Body in the Library (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/26/1984

Colonel Arthur and Dolly Bantry wake up to the news that a body has been found in their library. She is soon identified as Ruby Keene, a dancer at the Majestic in Danemouth, a seaside resort. Dolly takes her friend, Jane Marple, to the Majestic and together they work to solve the mystery.

Directors: Silvio Narizzano
Writer: T.R. Bowen
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A Pocketful of Rye (1)
star
8.03
58 votes

#8 - A Pocketful of Rye (1)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/7/1985

When the members of a wealthy banking family start dropping like flies, Miss Marple is reminded of the old nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence and vows to find the villainous "blackbird" behind the crimes.

Directors: Guy Slater
Writer: T.R. Bowen
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Nemesis (2)
star
8.00
50 votes

#9 - Nemesis (2)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/8/1987

Miss Marple resolves to clear her friend's son's name, and in turn finds that love can inspire murder as much as hate.

Directors: David Tucker
Writer: T.R. Bowen
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A Murder is Announced (2)
star
7.96
56 votes

#10 - A Murder is Announced (2)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/1/1985

Inspector Craddock gathers more clues, and uncovers a link to the mysterious sister and brother Pip and Emma. Do they live abroad, or in Scotland, or in Chipping Cleghorn? Meanwhile, Miss Marple is able to learn information that people wouldn't tell a policeman.

Directors: David Giles
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The Body in the Library (2)
star
7.92
92 votes

#11 - The Body in the Library (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/27/1984

While the investigation centres on the Jefferson family and their entourage, Miss Marple's hunch about a second killing proves all too tragically justified.

Directors: Silvio Narizzano
Writer: T.R. Bowen
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Sleeping Murder (1)
star
7.92
64 votes

#12 - Sleeping Murder (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/11/1987

A young wife believes her house is haunted. She comes to realize she witnessed the murder of her stepmother there 20 years ago as a child. To help the newlyweds, Miss Marple risks her life solving the crime, stirring a sleeping murderer in the process.

Directors: John Davies
Writer: Ken Taylor
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The Moving Finger (1)
star
7.88
99 votes

#13 - The Moving Finger (1)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/21/1985

Poison pen letters are being sent to everyone in town. It seems like a vulgar joke until a letter is found next to a suicide victim. Then another body is found, and another...

Directors: Roy Boulting
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A Murder is Announced (1)
star
7.86
72 votes

#14 - A Murder is Announced (1)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/28/1985

Someone announces a future murder by placing a notice in a local paper. When the time arrives, many of the townsfolk gather thinking it's a prank, but someone dies. Fortunately, Jane Marple is visiting a spa nearby, and can advise Inspector Craddock on where to look first.

Directors: David Giles
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At Bertram's Hotel (2)
star
7.84
51 votes

#15 - At Bertram's Hotel (2)

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/25/1987

Miss Marple concludes her stay at Bertram's Hotel by solving the complex case.

Directors: Mary McMurray
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Sleeping Murder (2)
star
7.80
50 votes

#16 - Sleeping Murder (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/11/1987

Gwenda and Miss Marple are closer to understanding the mystery of a seemingly perfect crime from many years previously.

Directors: John Davies
Writer: Ken Taylor
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