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Agatha Christie’s Marple – Series 6 – 1. A Caribbean Mystery

A_Caribbean_MysteryBy Alison Graham From Radio Times

Miss Marple has a bad knee and, on the sage advice of her nephew, is on a trip to a lush Caribbean island in the hope that the warmth will ease her aching joints. But we all know that Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie) can never go anywhere without murdered corpses piling up and spoiling her fun. And so it begins at dinner one evening when a boring old major is startled by a familiar face in the throng. Of course, within minutes, death comes to paradise.

It’s a chirpy tale, adapted by actor/writer Charlie Higson (who also makes an uncredited appearance as James Bond, though not that James Bond), that’s also a portmanteau packed with famous faces, including Hermione Norris, Antony Sher, Warren Brown, Robert Webb and Daniel Rigby.


1/3. New series. Julia McKenzie returns as the sleuthing spinster in the first of three murder mysteries. While staying at a hotel in the Caribbean, Miss Marple investigates the death of a fellow guest, refusing to believe he died of a heart attack. With the help of a business tycoon she sets about finding the real cause of the man’s demise, and is soon drawn into a web of deceit and dark magic. Adapted by Charlie Higson and co-starring Antony Sher, Robert Webb, Montserrat Lombard, Daniel Rigby, Hermione Norris, MyAnna Buring, Warren Brown and Oliver Ford Davies.



Miss Marple               Julia McKenzie

Rafiel                          Antony Sher

Errol Kingsley            Ben-Adir

Victoria Pippa            Bennett Warner

Jackson                       Warren Brown

Lucky Dyson              MyAnna Buring

Maj Palgrave Oliver Ford Davies

Esther Walters          Montserrat Lombard

Col Hillingdon            Alastair Mackenzie

Greg Dyson                Charles Mesure

Evelyn Hillingdon      Hermione Norris

Canon Prescott          Daniel Rigby

Molly Kendall            Charity Wakefield

Tim Kendall               Robert Webb

Mama Zogbe              Andrea Dondolo

Sgt WestonJose          Moreira Vaz

Insp Daventry           Anele Matoti

Ian Fleming                Jeremy Crutchley

James Bond                Charlie HigsonCrew


Adapted By                Charlie Higson

Director                      Charles Palmer

Producer                    Peter McAleese

Writer                         Agatha Christie

For more on this story go to:–series-6—1-a-caribbean-mystery

EDITOR: PBS have included the above programme in their Fall Line Up but did not name the date. So this is another Caribbean mystery at the moment. PBS is shown on WestStar Cable.


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