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Masterpiece Mystery! Miss Marple, Series V: The Blue Geranium

Airs Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (“Cranford”) stars as the beloved spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular Agatha Christie’s "Miss Marple" series.

Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (“Cranford”) stars as the beloved spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular “Miss Marple” series.

McKenzie Interview

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.

"The Blue Geranium" - In this episode, Mary Pritchard, disliked even by the village reverend, is panicked that she is about to die, and a visit by a veiled fortune teller only fuels more paranoia about her fate. But when the wealthy Pritchard is actually found dead, reportedly from the shock of seeing the pink geranium in her wallpaper turn blue, the tension and accusations in Pritchard's small village blossom wildly.

Is it possible that Pritchard was scared to death? Miss Marple, in town visiting an old friend, mingles with the villagers, uncovering any number of people who share in the hatred for Pritchard and also harbor their own deadly sins. More deaths occur in short order, leading Miss Marple into a tangled case rooted in desire, deception and greed.

Based on a short story by Agatha Christie, "The Blue Geranium" stars Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple and features Sharon Small ("The Inspector Lynley Mysteries") and Toby Stephens ("Jane Eyre").

This episode originally aired in 2010.

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Alan Cumming On Hosting Mystery!

Above: In an exclusive backstage video interview, the multi-talented Scot talks about being recognized by Masterpiece Mystery! fans, his recent run at Lincoln Center in a one-man cabaret show, his upcoming, star-packed film "The Tempest," mystery maven Agatha Christie and his mother-in-law's infatuation with his hair.

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