'A Murder is Announced'
by Agatha Christie
"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.
"Mitzi, what a magnificent cake!"
An ill-fated birthday party
Some searching questions
"Constable, take this down"
"I made a special birthday wish"
The guests assemble
"Enough of your stories"
Where were you when shots were fired
"I saw it all from the key-hole!"
"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