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Olivier award-winning actress Julia McKenzie returns as Britain’s much-loved spinster sleuth, Miss Marple, in the first of three new Agatha Christie adaptions to screen on ITV.
Episode 1: A Caribbean Mystery
A Caribbean Mystery finds Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie) far from St Mary Mead in a lavish hotel on the tropical island of St. Honore. However, the Golden Palms resort proves itself to be far from the heavenly retreat it first seemed, when fellow guest Major Palgrave (Oliver Ford Davies) dies shortly after his arrival, following an evening of exotic food, Planter’s Punch, and a specially arranged “Voodoo show”.
Miss Marple alone is unconvinced by the “official” verdict that Palgrave died from a heart attack, and recruits the curmudgeonly business tycoon, Jason Rafiel (Antony Sher), to be her reluctant sidekick. Together they unpick a web of deceit and “dark magic”.
Despite Miss Marple’s conviction that another murder is imminent, the local police chief, Inspector Daventry (Anele Matoti), stubbornly refuses to take this sweet-natured spinster seriously. That is until the brutal deaths of a hotel maid and a second guest.
Suddenly every one of the hotel’s intriguing guests and its owners, Tim (Robert Webb) and Molly Kendall (Charity Wakefield), becomes a suspect, and it is left to Agatha Christie's iconic detective to unravel the truth, and apprehend this paradise island’s dangerous killer.
Julia McKenzie - Miss Marple
Robert Webb - Tim Kendall
Charity Wakefield - Molly
Sir Antony Sher - Mr Rafiel
Daniel Rigby - Canon Prescott
Warren Brown - Jackson
Montserrat Lombard - Esther Walters
Alastair Mackenzie - Colonel Edward Hillingdon
Pippa Bennett Warner - Victoria
Charles Mesure - Greg Dyson
Kingsley Ben-Adir - Errol
Hermione Norris - Evelyn Hillingdon
Joe Vaz - Sergeant Weston
Anele Matoti - Inspector Daventry
MyAnna Buring - Lucky Dyson
Oliver Ford Davies - Major Palgrave
Andrea Dondolo - Mama Zogbe
Jeremy Crutchley - Ian Fleming
Charlie Higson - James Bond