Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–2013)
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The Secret of Chimneys 

An attempt to bring a famed stately home back to its former glory is marred when a visiting Austrian diplomat is shot to death decades after the disappearance of a priceless diamond.


John Strickland


Agatha Christie (based on the novel by), Paul Rutman (screenplay)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julia McKenzie ... Miss Marple
Ian Weichardt Ian Weichardt ... Young Lomax
Laura O'Toole Laura O'Toole ... Agnes
Robert Dunbar Robert Dunbar ... Young Count
Edward Fox ... Caterham
Mathew Horne ... Eversleigh
Adam Godley ... Lomax
Charlotte Salt ... Virginia
Jonas Armstrong ... Cade
Michelle Collins ... Treadwell
Anthony Higgins ... Count Ludwig Von Stainach
Dervla Kirwan ... Bundle
Ruth Jones ... Blenkinsopp
Alex Knight Alex Knight ... Jaffers
Stephen Dillane ... Finch


A lavish weekend party sees Miss Marple accompany Lady Virginia Revel to her family home of Chimneys - a house which was once prized for its diplomatic gatherings until a rare diamond was stolen from the premises over twenty years ago. The tenacious career politician, George Lomax, has persuaded Virginia's father, Lord Caterham, to host an evening for an important Austrian Count, Ludwig Von Stainach. Virginia, the daughter of Miss Marple's late cousin, must decide by the end of the weekend whether to accept a marriage proposal from George Lomax or to follow her heart and the courtship of another more adventurous suitor, Anthony Cade. Dismayed by the odd array of guests, including socialist spinster Miss Blenkinsopp, Caterham's formidable eldest daughter Bundle and the quietly inscrutable maidservant Treadwell, Lomax castigates his affable assistant Bill Eversleigh, who also has a soft spot for Virginia. It becomes apparent that Count Ludwig has taken a personal interest in Chimneys ... Written by shanty_sleuth

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Release Date:

20 June 2010 (USA) See more »

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Agatha Christie Marple: The Secret of Chimneys See more »

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The original 1925 novel has Anthony Cade as the chief investigator and does not feature Miss Marple at all. See more »

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Post editing a mess
4 June 2013 | by hughjohngolfSee all my reviews

This is so good on so many levels, the location, the wonderful all start cast of so many brilliant artists the filming and direction, costumes the score, attention to detail and then the whole thing is wrecked by post editing... Not a single scene or shot isn't edited to be on screen for more than 1-3 seconds creating a strobing effect that complete ruins the whole production. Take it back and reedit it properly we do not all have the attention span of a cocker spaniel. Could have really enjoyed this, pity ..... to pad this out to the minimum ten lines ill add that this trend of late to edit TV to shots that last no longer than one to four seconds is becoming all to common. I hope this advertising like attention trend will be arrested by the ratings Really ten lines minimum for a review ?

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