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Agatha Christie's Marple: A Pocketful of Rye

After Rex Fortescue, his wife and their maid are discovered to have been murdered, Miss Marple works out that the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence is involved in the way that they died. She soon discovers that the Fortescue family has secrets and scandals but finds the significance of the song hard to unravel.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x1
Production Number: 401
Airdate: Sunday September 06th, 2009
Special Airtime: 07:00 pm


Alternate Airdates:

US (PBS) Jul 05, 2009 (Premiere!)

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Guest Stars
Anna Madeley
As Adele Fortescue
Ben Miles
As Percival Fortescue
Chris Larkin
As Gerald Wright
Edward Tudor-Pole
As Prof. Bernsdorrf
Hattie Morahan
As Elaine Fortescue
Helen Baxendale
As Mary Dove
Joseph Beattie
As Vivian Dubois
Ken Campbell (1)
As Mr Crump
Kenneth Cranham
As Rex Fortescue
Laura Haddock
As Miss Grosvenor
Liz White
As Jennifer Fortescue
Lucy Cohu
As Patricia Fortescue
Matthew MacFadyen (1)
As Inspector Neele
Paul Brooke
As Billingsley
Prunella Scales
As Mrs Mackenzie
Ralf Little
As Sergeant Pickford
Rose Heiney
As Gladys Martin
Rupert Graves
As Lance Fortescue
Wendy Richard
As Mrs. Crump

Co-Guest Stars
Rachel Atkins
As Sanatorium Sister
Main Cast
Julia McKenzie
As Miss Marple
Warning: Agatha Christie's Marple season 4 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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