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Masterpiece: Miss Marple, Series IV: (1) A Pocket Full of Rye

Businessman Rex Fortescue appears to have been poisoned after dropping dead following breakfast. The lone piece of evidence is a single grain seed found inside his suit pocket. But no one seems to miss him, from his estranged and angry children to his wife who seems to be comfortable. Inspector Neele is dispatched to investigate, but makes very little progress before Miss Marple arrives. She believes that the killer seems inspired by the rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence." With murders piling up, Miss Marple makes a dark discovery concerning the motive.

Episode Info

Episode number: 39x20
Production Number: 3920
Airdate: Sunday July 05th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Sep 06, 2009

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Guest Stars
Anna MadeleyAnna Madeley
As Adele Fortescue
Ben MilesBen Miles
As Percival Fortescue
Edward Tudor-PoleEdward Tudor-Pole
As Professor Bernsdorrf
Hattie MorahanHattie Morahan
As Elaine Fortescue
Joseph BeattieJoseph Beattie
As Vivian Dubois
Julia McKenzieJulia McKenzie
As Miss Marple
Kenneth CranhamKenneth Cranham
As Rex Fortescue
Laura HaddockLaura Haddock
As Miss Grosvenor
Lucy CohuLucy Cohu
As Pat Fortescue
Matthew MacFadyen (1)Matthew MacFadyen (1)
As Inspector Neele
Rupert GravesRupert Graves
As Lance Fortescue
Chris LarkinChris Larkin
As Gerald Wright
Helen BaxendaleHelen Baxendale
As Mary Dove
Liz WhiteLiz White
As Jennifer Fortescue
Paul BrookePaul Brooke
As Billingsley
Prunella ScalesPrunella Scales
As Mrs. MacKenzie
Rachel AtkinsRachel Atkins
As Sanatorium Sister
Ralf LittleRalf Little
As Sergeant Pickford
Rose HeineyRose Heiney
As Gladys
Wendy RichardWendy Richard
As Mrs. Crump
Main Cast
Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson
As Host - Masterpiece Classic
Warning: Masterpiece season 39 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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