'A Murder is Announced'

by Agatha Christie

 

June 2007

Synopsis

"A Murder is announced tonight at 8 o'clock at the home of Letitia Blacklock" reports the Chipping Cleghorn  Gazette. This mysterious newspaper advert sparks the curiosity of the residents of Chipping Cleghorn, a village full of secrets. As all the residents gather in Miss Blacklock's drawing room, the clock strikes and the guests are plunged into darkness. A murder takes place. With good fortune Miss Marple is as always on hand to dig deep into the village's secrets and the residents' pasts.

Cast

"Mitzi, what a magnificent cake!"

"Mitzi, what a magnificent cake!"

An ill-fated birthday party

An ill-fated birthday party

Some searching questions

Some searching questions

"Constable, take this down"

"Constable, take this down"

"I made a special birthday wish"

"I made a special birthday wish"

The guests assemble

The guests assemble

"Enough of your stories"

"Enough of your stories"

Where were you when shots were fired

Where were you when shots were fired

"I saw it all from the key-hole!"

"I saw it all from the key-hole!"

"I am so tired Lotty"

"I am so tired Lotty"

Miss Marple (Gill Lewisohn); Edmund Swettenham (Henry Wells); Sadie Swettenham (Alice Cleaveland); Phillipa Haymes (Gayle Cairns); Letitia Blacklock (Kit Johnson); Dora Bunner (Christine Cooke); Patrick Simmons (Andrew Muffett); Julia Simmons (Kathryn Walker); Mitzi Kosinski (Lisa Stapleton); Rudi Schertz (Gordon James); D.I. Dermot Craddock (John Mills); D.S. Fletcher (Paul Dyson).

 

Director: Gordon James