Release Date:August 4,2009
Featuring four all-new feature-length mysteries, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Series 4 debuts on DVD from Acorn Media on August 4, 2009. The DVD release coincides with the debut of the new mysteries on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery! in July 2009. Donning the trademark tweeds as if they were made for her, the marvelous Julia McKenzie (Cranford, Notes on a Scandal) assumes the Marple mantle in four gripping new adaptations of Christie mysteries.
The lavish productions feature stellar supporting casts including Joan Collins (Dynasty), Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice), Jemma Redgrave (Bramwell), Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Suburban Shootout), Rupert Graves (The Forsyte Saga), Helen Baxendale (Friends), Brian Cox, Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers), Warren Clarke (The Invisibles), Natalie Dormer (The Tudors), Rafe Spall (Wide Sargasso Sea), and Samantha Bond (GoldenEye).
With her ladylike manners and modest appearance, Dame Agatha’s spinster sleuth blends into the background of fashionable society. However, her razor-sharp mind and no-nonsense view of human nature make her a formidable foe to evildoers, cracking the cases that even the professionals can’t solve.
As with past episodes, Agatha Christie’s Marple features picturesque English scenery, grand estates, witty scripts, and lavish post-WWII period detail.
THE NEW MYSTERIES
A Pocket Full of Rye
Murder Is Easy
They Do It with Mirrors
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
Features: Julia McKenzie and Agatha Christie biography, photo gallery, and cast filmographies.