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Agatha Christie's Marple: A Pocket Full 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!)

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anna MadeleyAnna Madeley
As Adele Fortescue
Ben MilesBen Miles
As Percival Fortescue
Chris LarkinChris Larkin
As Gerald Wright
Edward Tudor-PoleEdward Tudor-Pole
As Prof. Bernsdorrf
Hattie MorahanHattie Morahan
As Elaine Fortescue
Helen BaxendaleHelen Baxendale
As Mary Dove
Joseph BeattieJoseph Beattie
As Vivian Dubois
Ken Campbell (1)Ken Campbell (1)
As Mr Crump
Kenneth CranhamKenneth Cranham
As Rex Fortescue
Laura HaddockLaura Haddock
As Miss Grosvenor
Liz WhiteLiz White
As Jennifer Fortescue
Lucy CohuLucy Cohu
As Patricia Fortescue
Matthew MacFadyen (1)Matthew MacFadyen (1)
As Inspector Neele
Paul BrookePaul Brooke
As Billingsley
Prunella ScalesPrunella Scales
As Mrs Mackenzie
Ralf LittleRalf Little
As Sergeant Pickford
Rose HeineyRose Heiney
As Gladys Martin
Rupert GravesRupert Graves
As Lance Fortescue
Wendy RichardWendy Richard
As Mrs. Crump

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