The Best Episodes of Miss Marple

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2018

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.

At Bertram's Hotel (1)

#1 - At Bertram's Hotel (1)

Season 2 - Episode 3

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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Directors: Mary McMurray
Writers: Jill Hyem (screenplay)
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Nemesis (1)

#2 - Nemesis (1)

Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Directors: David Tucker
Writers: T.R. Bowen (dramatisation)
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The Body In The Library (1)

#3 - The Body In The Library (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 8.50
2 votes
Writers: T.R. Bowen
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The Body In The Library (3)

#4 - The Body In The Library (3)

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.50
2 votes
Writers: T.R. Bowen
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Sleeping Murder (1)

#5 - Sleeping Murder (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: John Davies
Writers: Ken Taylor (screenplay)
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Sleeping Murder (2)

#6 - Sleeping Murder (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: John Davies
Writers: Ken Taylor (screenplay)
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The Moving Finger (1)

#7 - The Moving Finger (1)

Season 1 - Episode 4

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...

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Roy Boulting
Writers: Julia Jones (dramatised by)
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The Body In The Library (2)

#8 - The Body In The Library (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.00
2 votes
Writers: T.R. Bowen
Watch on Amazon
The Moving Finger (2)

#9 - The Moving Finger (2)

Season 1 - Episode 5

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...

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Roy Boulting
Writers: Julia Jones (dramatised by)
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A Murder is Announced (1)

#10 - A Murder is Announced (1)

Season 1 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: David Giles
Writers: Alan Plater (screenplay)
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A Murder is Announced (2)

#11 - A Murder is Announced (2)

Season 1 - Episode 7

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: David Giles
Writers: Alan Plater (screenplay)
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A Murder is Announced (3)

#12 - A Murder is Announced (3)

Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: David Giles
Writers: Alan Plater (screenplay)
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A Pocketful of Rye (1)

#13 - A Pocketful of Rye (1)

Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Guy Slater
Writers: T.R. Bowen (screenplay)
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A Pocketful of Rye (2)

#14 - A Pocketful of Rye (2)

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Guy Slater
Writers: T.R. Bowen (screenplay)
Watch on Amazon
Nemesis (2)

#15 - Nemesis (2)

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: David Tucker
Writers: T.R. Bowen (dramatisation)
Watch on Amazon
At Bertram's Hotel (2)

#16 - At Bertram's Hotel (2)

Season 2 - Episode 4

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Mary McMurray
Writers: Jill Hyem (screenplay)
Watch on Amazon