Marple (TV series)
show_name = Marple
caption = Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple.
runtime = 95 minutes
country = UK
producer = Agatha Chritie Ltd.,
12 December 2004
last_aired = Present
num_episodes = 12 to date
"Marple" is a British
televisionseries based on the Miss Marplemurder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. It is also known as "Agatha Christie's Marple". The title character was played by Geraldine McEwanfrom the first to third seasons, until her retirement from the role. She was replaced by Julia McKenzie, who filmed adaptations of " A Pocket Full of Rye" cite news|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/feb/11/itv.television?gusrc=rss&feed=media|title= Julia McKenzie takes Miss Marple role|first=|last=|publisher= MediaGuardian|date= 11 February 2008] , " Murder is Easy", and " Why Didn't They Ask Evans?", and is currently filming an adaptation of " They Do It with Mirrors". Each episode is known for having many well-known co-stars. "Marple" began in 2004 and a third series is yet to finish airing in the UK.
The episodes have been adapted from the original novels and the screenplays have been written by
Kevin Elyot, Stephen Churchett, Stewart Harcourt, Tom MacRae, and Patrick Barlow.
The show has sparked much controversy with viewers, as the first episode, "
The Body in the Library", changed the identity of the killer and introduced lesbianism into the plot; the second episode explored Miss Marple's earlier life; the third episode contained a motive change and the fourth episode cut several characters and added affairs into the story and emphasized a lesbian subplot that was quite discreet in the original novel. The second series also saw some changes. "By the Pricking of My Thumbs" was originally a Tommy and Tuppencestory, while " The Sittaford Mystery" was also not originally a Miss Marple book and the identity of the killer was changed. The third series has two adaptations that were not originally Miss Marple books: " Towards Zero" and " Ordeal by Innocence."
eries One (2004-2005)
4.50 From Paddington 26 December|
eries Two (2006)
By the Pricking of My Thumbs 19 February|
eries Three (2007-2008)
3 August cite web|last= West|first= Dave|title= Grant, Davies, Burton to appear in 'Marple'|publisher=
Digital Spy|date= 2008-07-07|url= http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a108375/grant-davies-burton-to-appear-in-marple.html|accessdate= 2008-07-07]
eries Four (2008)
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?cite web|last= Kilkelly|first= Daniel|title= Briers, Mayall join 'Miss Marple'|publisher= Digital Spy|date= 2008-08-05|url= http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a119296/briers-mayall-join-miss-marple.html|accessdate= 2008-08-05]
Novels adapted with Geraldine McEwan
The Body in the Library"
The Murder at the Vicarage"
4.50 from Paddington"
A Murder is Announced"
The Moving Finger"
By the Pricking of My Thumbs"
The Sittaford Mystery"
At Bertram's Hotel"
Ordeal by Innocence"
Novels adapted with Julia McKenzie
A Pocket Full of Rye"
Murder is Easy"
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?"
They Do It with Mirrors"
"Marple" has been aired in the
United Stateson PBS on " Mystery!" as "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple" and in Canadaon CBC and in french on Radio-Canada. In Australia, "Marple" airs as "Miss Marple" on ABC."Marple" is also being broadcast on ATV Worldin Hong Kong. "Marple" has been shown in South Koreain EBS, and currently is viewed by many audience from MegaTV.
The first series of "Marple" was released in 2005 in the UK, followed by the second series in 2006. The third series was released in Autumn 2007 in the US, but has not been released in the UK; due to ITV1 having not aired the final episode yet.
Series One was released as four individual DVDs and as a "bundle" in Australia (Region 4) with Series Two released on August 1, 2007. The Third series will be released individually in April 2008.
Marple was mainly filmed in the picturesque village of
Turville, in Buckinghamshire.
*itv.com|id=bestofitv/crime/agathachristiesmarple|title="Agatha Christie's Marple"
* [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/mystery/marple/ "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple" (series 1) at pbs.org]
* [http://www.pbs.org/mystery/marple2/index.html "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple" (series 2) at pbs.org]
* [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/mystery/marple3/index.html "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple" (series 3) at pbs.org]
* [http://geraldinemcewan.com/MissMarple.html "Marple" at geraldinemcewan.com]
* [http://www.tv.com/agatha-christies-marple/show/32122/summary.html "Agatha Christie's Marple" at TV.com]
* [http://www.marple.szm.sk "Slečna Marplová - Geraldine McEwan"]
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