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to ask 'who did it' in miss marple last night?

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shatteredmumsrus Mon 04-Aug-08 15:19:49

Im 30 years old and find this disturbing but I watched Miss Marple last night and fell asleep at 10 to 10 so i missed out on who did it. I wont sleep til i know....You can change your name if you want to remain anonymous, i understand...

Pruners Mon 04-Aug-08 15:22:09

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greenlawn Mon 04-Aug-08 15:26:48

The tennis player was trying to set up his first wife for the murder, in revenge for the fact that she had been planning to leave him for the chap who was killed the year before in a car crash (which the tennis player also had something to do with).

Love those Miss Marples - they always have someone called "Bunty" in them!

shatteredmumsrus Mon 04-Aug-08 15:36:31

Mr Strange?

saltire Mon 04-Aug-08 15:39:05

It was the one who is married to Emma Thompson, can't rmember the characters name.
The book, Towards Zero, doesn't actually have Miss Marple in it

greenlawn Mon 04-Aug-08 15:48:32

Yes Mr Strange! The actor is Greg Wise I believe.

edam Mon 04-Aug-08 15:50:14

Thank you, Saltire, I knew there was something very wrong with it but couldn't quite remember what!

EffiePerine Mon 04-Aug-08 15:52:30

good book

isn;t it one of the novels with a random hero? the chap who tried to commit suicide

Pruners Mon 04-Aug-08 16:07:59

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shatteredmumsrus Mon 04-Aug-08 16:13:34

Thanks murder fans!

TwentiethCenturyHeffa Mon 04-Aug-08 16:21:33

Effie - the book features Superintendent Battle, who appears in a couple of other Christie books (Murder is Easy and Cards on the Table at least). The play version doesn't include the suicidal guy at all which I think is a shame, because I quite like him. Sorry, I'm rather obsessed with Agatha Christie!

lizziemun Mon 04-Aug-08 16:22:35

Thank you saltire, i did't think it was a Miss Marple book.

I think all the ITV Miss Marple in this series have been different to the books and previous films.

EffiePerine Mon 04-Aug-08 16:26:44

ah, I thought there was a familiar policeman in there too. Long time since I've read it but it is a good one. Am a bit puzzled as to how you can tell the story without the suicidal chap - was there no love interest?

edam Mon 04-Aug-08 18:27:44

Oh, Superintendant Battle... is it Dermot Craddock who is the other superintendant who is originally grudging but learns to respect Miss M and she ends up knitting bootees for his baby with someone she saved from the gallows, or something?

saltire Mon 04-Aug-08 19:25:31

Battle is the one who appears in Towards Zero, there is a Colonel race as well in some books.

LIZS Mon 04-Aug-08 19:28:37

lol it is normally me doing the asking ! I didn't watch this time

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