Masterpiece Mystery! Miss Marple, Series V: The Blue Geranium
Airs Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published June 25, 2010 at 12:50 p.m., updated July 23, 2013 at 11:57 a.m.
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.
This episode originally aired in 2010.