The BEST Episodes of Miss Marple
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 23, 2020
Network: BBC Two
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. Between 1984 and 1992 the British Broadcasting Corporation in association with Australia's Seven Network and America's Arts and Entertainments Network, produced an irregular series of twelve Miss Marple mysteries. The elderly, deceptively delicate Joan Hickson starred in each of these as the amateur detective from the bucolic village of St. Mary Mead.
#1 - At Bertram's Hotel: Part One
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.
#2 - Nemesis: Part One
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.
#3 - The Body In The Library: Part One
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 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.
#4 - The Body In The Library: Part Three
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 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.
#5 - The Body In The Library: Part Two
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 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.
#6 - The Moving Finger: Part One
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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...
#7 - Sleeping Murder: Part One
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.
#8 - The Moving Finger: Part Two
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.
#9 - A Murder is Announced: Part One
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 28, 1985
A party game goes wrong and a young Swiss man is dead. Friends and neighbors start to turn on each other, and Inspector Craddock is stumped. Fortunately, Miss Marple is in town visiting her niece and helps solve the crime.
#10 - A Murder is Announced: Part Two
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 1, 1985
Inspector Craddock is stumped, but Miss Marple has her instincts to turn to, as she delves further into the victim's past.
#11 - A Murder is Announced: Part Three
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 2, 1985
Inspector Craddock is alarmed to find that Miss Marple has gone missing - has she become another victim of the murderer?
#12 - A Pocketful of Rye: Part One
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 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.
#13 - A Pocketful of Rye: Part Two
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 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?
#14 - Nemesis: Part Two
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.
#15 - At Bertram's Hotel: Part Two
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 25, 1987
Miss Marple concludes her stay at Bertram's Hotel by solving the complex case.
#16 - Sleeping Murder: Part Two
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 11, 1987
Gwenda and Miss Marple are closer to understanding the mystery of a seemingly perfect crime from many years previously.