Julia McKenzie is back as Agatha Christie’s detective with a gentle smile and probing mind in the all-new episode The Pale Horse (July 10). Miss Marple’s old friend is found murdered, and when she receives a list of names sent by the victim before his death, Miss Marple seeks justice.
From the Masterpiece website: “Fair is foul and foul is fair in the hamlet of Much Deeping, where the Pale Horse Inn is run by a trio of entrepreneurial witches, and the annual celebration of the town’s witch trials of 1664 is about to commence. Arriving just in time is Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie, Cranford), who has set her knitting aside to pursue the murderer of her old friend, Father Gorman. Armed with a cryptic list of names sent to her by the good clergyman just prior to his death, Miss Marple follows clues as she joins the assemblage of eccentric guests and infiltrates the witches’ sanctum santorum. But when a fellow guest at the Pale Horse Inn is found dead, the tidily tailored and unassuming sleuth must determine whether black magic or something even more sinister is at work.”
What do you think – are you getting used to Julia McKenzie in the role of Miss Marple? For a review of actresses who have owned the role in the past, take a look at a past post on the subject here and then let us know who you’re favorite Miss Marple is/was.