Masterpiece Mystery! Miss Marple, Series V: The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side
Airs Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, May 21, 2010
Christie Close Up: In Words And Pictures
Mathew Prichard, the grandson of Agatha Christie, gives a rare glimpse into the life and work of Christie through words and images in this Masterpiece Mystery! interview and slideshow.
Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (“Cranford”) stars as the beloved spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular “Miss Marple” series.
In this episode, Marina Gregg (Lindsay Duncan), a glamorous but fragile Hollywood starlet, has settled in St. Mary Mead with her dashing husband — the young director Jason Rudd. Gregg has captured the fancy of the quaint English village, even Miss Marple, who along with everyone else is eager for a party at Gregg's stunning home.
The hospitality turns horrific when a guest drops dead due to a poisoned margarita. Was Gregg herself the intended target? Miss Marple's friend Dolly Bantry (Joanna Lumley) has lots to say about the case (and everything else), even offering up some surprising clues. But the high drama isn't over — another murder grabs the spotlight, leading to a shocking conclusion far beyond what even Hollywood could concoct. "The Mirror Crack'd From Side To Side" is based on the novel by Agatha Christie.