Masterpiece Mystery! Miss Marple, Series V: The Secret Of Chimneys
Airs Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, June 18, 2010
Now in her second season as Miss Marple, Julia McKenzie took a break from sleuthing to answer questions from Masterpiece's Facebook, Twitter and discussion group fans about Agatha Christie, the quick-witted Marple, and the character's more subtle traits.
Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (“Cranford”) stars as the beloved spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular “Miss Marple” series.
History has been written within the walls of the stately Chimneys estate. But Chimneys luster was tarnished after a grand party that ended in the theft of a revered Indian diamond.
Now, more than 20 years later, Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie, "Cranford") is accompanying Virginia Revel to Chimneys, her family home, for a weekend with Virginia's father Lord Caterham (Edward Fox, "Oliver Twist"), Austrian count Ludwig van Stainach and an odd array of other guests.
But when Count Ludwig is found shot, it seems scandal has come again to Chimneys. Is there a coded message in the dead man's pocket? An esteemed chief inspector (Stephen Dillane, "God on Trial") arrives from Scotland Yard, and with the clear thinking of Miss Marple, the two will uncover decades old secrets, and navigate through the smokescreen of perplexing clues to the truth of what happened at Chimneys. "The Secret Of Chimneys" is based on the novel by Agatha Christie.