Gwenda, a young woman is instinctively drawn to her perfect
home in the picturesque seaside village of Dilmouth, while
searching for a house. Yet the house has a terrible past,
a past Gwenda is forced to confront as she suffers a disturbing
case of deja-vu. It transpires that Gwenda lived in the very
same house as a child and witnessed a murder - that of her
father's beautiful fiancée Helen, a singer in a flamboyant
sees Geraldine McEwan star as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.
This time she tries to get to the bottom of one woman's visions
of a corpse in her new house. Gwenda claims she's never even
been to England before, let alone this house, so why does
she keep having these visions?
not long before Marple, and Gwenda's friend Hugh Hornbeam,
discover that Gwenda's visions are actually memories from
childhood, and that she did live there briefly as a very young
child. On further digging it appears that Gwenda's father,
who had previously lost a wife in a car accident in India,
may well have killed his fiancée and then committed
episode has a number of guest stars that will be familiar
to British viewers. These include Una Stubbs, Paul McGann,
Dawn French, Martin Kemp, Russ Abbot and Geraldine Chaplin
(who I will always remember for her fantastic portrayal of
Charles Chaplin's mother - in reality Geraldine is Charles
Chaplin's daughter- in Richard Attenborough's Chaplin).
episode also stars Anna Louise Plowman, who Stargate: SG-1
fans will know better as Dr. Sarah Gardner/Osiris.
have to admit that when I saw the following names appear on
the opening credits: "Russ Abbott, Dawn French and Martin
Kemp" my heart sank. I thought this was going to be a
bit of a disaster with all three making a pigs ear of their
roles. Don't get me wrong I think all three are great in their
own way - especially French - who is still as funny today
as she was at the height of her '80s fame. But I couldn't
picture them not hamming their performances up. It just goes
to show how wrong you can be. All of the performances in this
production are subtle and incredibly well delivered. And I
was totally surprised by Russ Abbott's performance.
production uses some fantastic locations in Devon, as well
as numerous period set pieces and great costume design.
include Interviews & Behind the Scenes (16 minute
featurette that goes behind the cameras for this episode and
interviews a number of the main characters).
Christie fans will not be disappointed by this excellent drama.