The best British mysteries, hosted by Alan Cumming.
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Miss Marple, Series IV: Murder Is Easy (Episode #3921()
KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
During a chance encounter with a fellow passenger on a train, Miss Marple hears about a string of murders in a peaceful village town. When Miss Marple learns that the passenger is involved in a tragic accident before making her report to the police, she decides to investigate further to track down the killer, unearthing secrets about the village and its inhabitants. Features Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple.
Miss Marple, Series IV: A Pocket Full of Rye (Episode #3920Z)
KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
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? Features Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple.
Miss Marple, Series IV: They Do It with Mirrors (Episode #3922Z)
KQED 9: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
During rehearsal for an amateur show, the power goes out, commotion ensues and a murder takes place elsewhere in the house. As witness to the confusion, Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie) must decipher the elaborate conjuring trick played by the killer.
- KQED 9: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
Miss Marple, Series V: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Episode #4015H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
Hollywood star Marina Gregg leaves Los Angeles for the picturesque countryside of St. Mary Mead and takes up residence at Gossington Hall with her dashing young English husband, film director Jason Rudd. When the glamorous couple decides to throw a benefit for the St John Ambulance, the grounds are abuzz with curious locals including previous owner of Gossington Hall, Dolly Bantry. But when a local fan consumes a poisoned daiquiri, Marina finds herself starring in a real-life mystery -- supported by Miss Marple and Inspector Hewitt, who suspect that the lethal cocktail was intended for someone else.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
Miss Marple, Series V: The Secret of Chimneys (Episode #4016H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
A lavish weekend party sees Miss Marple accompany Lady Virginia Revel to her family home of Chimneys. In the middle of the night, the sound of a gunshot is heard from a secret passageway in the house and Count Ludwig Von Stainach is found dead. A chief inspector arrives from Scotland Yard to investigate, enlisting Miss Marple's help. Together they discover a coded message in the pocket of the dead count that could hold the key to the mystery. But when the bones of a young servant, murdered over 20 years ago, are uncovered Miss Marple becomes aware that the secret of Chimneys is darker than even she had realized.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
Miss Marple, Series V: The Blue Geranium (Episode #4017H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
Miss Marple meets with her old friend Sir Henry Clithering, asking him for help with a troubling case. She has new evidence about the Blue Geranium Murder and needs Sir Henry's help to stop the court hearing. Did the wealthy and unpopular Mary Pritchard really die of shock when the geranium in her wallpaper turned blue in the village of Little Ambrose? Could a mysterious fortune-teller or a secret love affair help solve the mystery? With the body count on the rise and no time to spare, Miss Marple and Clithering work together to find an ingenious killer and close the case once and for all.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 3:00 AM