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MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Miss Marple: A Pocket Full Of Rye

Matthew Macfadyen as Inspector Neele
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Matthew Macfadyen as Inspector Neele

Airs Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

When Miss Marple learns of the deaths of businessman Rex Fortescue, his young wife, Adele, and their housemaid, Gladys, the circumstances vividly recall the nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence." Since Miss Marple had trained Gladys herself, she has a personal reason to investigate. Will her reasoning and deduction make sense of the rhyme and at last reveal the culprit? As the murders pile up, Marple discovers a motive as dark as blackbirds.

Julia McKenzie makes her debut as Miss Marple along with a strong supporting cast (Rupert Graves, "The Forsyte Saga"; Hattie Morahan, "Sense and Sensibility") in this adaptation of Agatha Christie's "A Pocket Full of Rye."

This program originally aired in 2009.

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