Agatha Christie's Marple

10 Worst Episodes of Agatha Christie's Marple

Miss Jane Marple is an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St. Mary Mead with a remarkable talent for solving crimes. Her sharp mind and shrewd intellect prove invaluable in unravelling a slew of murder mysteries, earning her the grudging respect of the police. The title role was played by Geraldine McEwan for the first three series, after which she was succeeded by Julia McKenzie.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 28, 2022.

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#10 - Endless Night (Season 6 - Episode 3)

While consoling her recently widowed friend Marjorie, Miss Marple crosses paths with the handsome Mike Rogers, a young worker with a penchant for daydreaming about his future, more specifically about the perfect house he would live

The episode was rated 7.74 from 76 votes.

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#9 - The Murder at the Vicarage (Season 1 - Episode 2)


A series of scandals in the village of St. Mary Mead seem to all revolve around Colonel Protheroe, and he is then found shot through the head at the vicarage. A young painter, Lawrence Redding, confesses to the crime, but then his lover also confesses. It is up to Miss Marple to unravel the mystery, and there is no shortage of people with a motive.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 85 votes.

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#8 - A Pocket Full of Rye (Season 4 - Episode 1)

When a business magnate is killed, Miss Marple realises the circumstances of his death recall a nursery rhyme - but what does it mean?

The episode was rated 7.72 from 81 votes.

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#7 - The Pale Horse (Season 5 - Episode 1)


Miss Marple’s old friend Father Gorman is brutally murdered after visiting the dying Mrs Davis. When Miss Marple receives a mysterious list of names through the post, sent by Gorman moments before his death, she heads to London to investigate. Detective Inspector Lejeune and Police Surgeon Edward Kerrigan puzzle over the killing. But when Lejeune dismisses Marple’s list she is determined to find justice for her friend.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 73 votes.

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#6 - The Sittaford Mystery (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Heavy snow is falling in Dartmoor and the shadowy guests in the local hotel decide to take part in a seance in order to amuse themselves. But the evening takes on a more sinister edge when the table-turning suggests that Clive Trevelyan, an eminent politician, is in danger. Meanwhile, at Sittaford House, Miss Marple discovers that poisoned Turkish Delight has been sent to Trevelyan. John Enderby, Trevelyan's loyal right hand man, is so concerned for his friend's safety that he wants to check on him. Unfortunately, Trevelyan is staying at the hotel - six miles away and, with snow drifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot...

The episode was rated 7.71 from 68 votes.

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#5 - The Moving Finger (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Poison pen letters are spread around a village, and result in suicides, but Miss Marple isn't convinced the writer has only contributed to their deaths by the letters.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 77 votes.

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#4 - Ordeal by Innocence (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Old wounds are reopened for the Argyle family when a man suddenly turns up after being abroad and claims that the black sheep of the family could not have murdered its tyrannical matriarch.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 77 votes.

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#3 - They Do It With Mirrors (Season 4 - Episode 3)


Carrie-Louise and her third husband Lewis Serrocold run a correctional facility for young men on their estate, Stonygates, where they also house a rag-tag of family and step-family. After a fire tears through Carrie Louise's office, her sister, Ruth Van Rydock, urges their old - and somewhat less glamorous - friend, Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie), to visit the blithely unsuspecting philanthropist.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 64 votes.

Agatha Christie's Marple - S3E1

#2 - At Bertram's Hotel (Season 3 - Episode 1)

Miss Marple leaves St. Mary Mead for a trip to London's elite, Victorian, and "too good to be true" Bertram's Hotel, where she used to spend her holidays as a child. Soon after her arrival, a maid is found murdered on the roof and Miss Marple tries to uncover the truth with the help of another maid.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 67 votes.

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#1 - Greenshaw's Folly (Season 6 - Episode 2)


Miss Marple is given the responsibility of hiding a young mother and son from danger, so she takes them to the sprawling Greenshaw's Folly, owned by an old friend and botanist who is the last surviving member of the Greenshaw family. But the spinster sleuth soon has second thoughts about her decision when bad things start happening. First the Folly's butler dies in an apparent accident. Then a guest staying there vanishes without a word. Everything culminates in the brutal murder of Miss Greenshaw herself, and Miss Marple is left with a myriad of secrets and suspects to sift through.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 92 votes.

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