Agatha Christie’s Marple – Geraldine McEwan Collection is a collection of 12 feature length mysteries that will surely prove to be entertaining if you enjoy a good mystery. Actress Geraldine McEwan leads us in this collection as Miss Marple, a wispy senior citizen, ladylike sleuth. She blows the police professionals out of the water with her keen insight and shrewdly analytical nature, solving cases that most detectives and investigators have problems solving. Miss Marple has lived a long life and she has paid attention to the world surrounding her. Prim and proper in her smart tweed suits and matching hats, Miss Marple is often overlooked by the police and underestimated by criminals

These lavish 21st Century productions are rich in post WWII period atmosphere and delicious Christie wit.The star-studded cast includes Jane Seymour, Joanna Limley, Derek Jacobi, Zoe Wanamaker, Eileen Atkins, Timothy Dalton, John Hannah, Francesca Annis and Juliet Stevenson.

In her golden years, Miss Marple blends into the scenery of her elegant surroundings. All the better to observe the foibles of human nature that lead to evil and to surprise one and all when she ends up solving the crimes that no other seem to be able to achieve.

On series one we have the first four mysteries on 4 discs:

  • The Murder at the Vicarage
  • The Body in the Library
  • A Murder is Announced
  • 4:50 from Paddington

Series two includes:

  • Sleeping Murder
  • By The Pricking of My Thumbs
  • The Moving Finger
  • The Sittaford Mystery

Finally on set three we have:

  • Towards Zero
  • Nemesis
  • At Bertram’s Hotel
  • Ordeal Innocence

Included in this set you will get bonus features that includes hour long backstage feature with cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes featurettes, history of Miss Marple adaptations, photo galleries, Agatha Christie biography and cast filmographies.

The total run time for this set is approximately 19 hours plus an additional 60 minutes for the bonus features. For the serious mystery lover, this will surely provide lots of entertainment. You won’t want to turn it off until you have seen all 12 of the mysteries. To get your own copy of  Agatha Christie’s Marple – The Geraldine McEwan Collection just click on the Amazon link above.

Jan Barrett

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