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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple
Miss Marple Title.jpg
A logo for Agatha Christie's Miss Marple
Country UKD.jpg UK
Channel BBC
Creator Guy Slater
George Gallaccio
Genre Detective
Broadcast 1984-1992
No. of Episodes 12
Main Cast
Character Actor
Miss Jane Marple Joan Hickson
Detective Inspector / Chief Inspector / Superintendent Slack David Horovitch
Detective Inspector Craddock John Castle
Detective Sergeant Lake Ian Brimble

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple is a BBC TV series based on the novels by Agatha Christie, starring Joan Hickson as Miss Jane Marple. It was aired from 1984 to 1992 and consists of 12 episodes, each based on one novel: The Body in the Library (1984), The Moving Finger, A Murder is Announced, A Pocket Full of Rye (1985), The Murder at the Vicarage (1986), Sleeping Murder, At Bertram's Hotel, Nemesis, 4.50 From Paddington (1987), A Caribbean Mystery (1989), They Do It with Mirrors (1991) and The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992).

Note: for 2004-2013 ITV TV series with Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple see Agatha Christie's Marple.

The following weapons were used in the film Agatha Christie's Miss Marple:


Webley Mk VI .22 Training Revolver

A Webley Mk VI .22 Training Revolver is seen in hands of Ladislaus Malinowski (Robert Reynolds) and Bess Sedgwick (Caroline Blakiston) in "At Bertram's Hotel".

Webley .22 Mk VI Training Revolver, a version with stepped cylinder.
The open revolver is seen on the table on shooting range.
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Bess Sedgwick threatens her former lover Ladislaus Malinowski with his own revolver.

Webley .38 Mk IV

In the final scene in "The Body in the Library" Detective Inspector Slack (David Horovitch) and Detective Sergeant Lake (Ian Brimble) are armed with Webley .38 Mk IV revolvers. Slack also gives a Webley revolver to Conway Jefferson (Andrew Cruickshank) for self-defence against the supposed murderer. In the final scene in "4.50 From Paddington" Dr. John Quimper (Andrew Burt) draws a Webley .38 Mk IV when he tries to escape after being unmasked.

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W
Lake readies his revolver when detectives set a trap for the murderer in Jefferson's bedroom.
Slack hands a revolver to Jefferson.
Slack waits with his own revolver in hand.
A good view of Jefferson's revolver.
A close view of Lake's revolver.
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Dr. Quimper aims his revolver at pursuing Bryan Eastley (David Beames).
Eastley rushes on distracted Quimper.
Quimper is disarmed.

Webley .38 Mk IV "Pocket" model

A Webley .38 Mk IV "Pocket" model is used by Detective Inspector Slack (David Horovitch) in the climactic scene in "The Murder at the Vicarage". In the same scene Detective Sergeant Lake (Ian Brimble) holds a short-barreled revolver that is supposedly also a Mk IV "Pocket", possibly same prop reused.

Webley Mk IV, 3" barrelled "Pocket" model - .38 S&W
DS Lake holds a revolver in the night scene.
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DI Slack holds the revolver.
Slack surprises the uncovered murderer.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model

A Smith & Wesson Victory Model is a murder weapon in "They Do It with Mirrors".

Smith & Wesson Victory Model. The sample is a British "Lend Lease" version chambered in .38 S&W
The S&W M&P revolver is seen in Walter Hudd's (Todd Boyce) bedside table.
Another view of the revolver.
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Edgar Lawson (Neal Swettenham) loads the revolver.
Edgar holds the revolver.
A good view of the grip.


Walther PPK

A Walther PPK is a murder weapon in "At Bertram's Hotel". The murderer never holds his weapon on-screen.

Walther PPK - 7.65 mm Browning (.32 ACP)
Walther PPK is seen in glovebox of Ladislaus Malinowski's (Robert Reynolds) car.
A constable hands the pistol, found after the murder, to Detective Inspector Campbell (Philip Bretherton).
Inspector Campbell examines the pistol.

Walther P38

A suppressed Walther P38 is a murder weapon in "The Murder at the Vicarage".

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
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Lawrence Redding (James Hazeldine) hides the P38 in the flowerpot.
Ann Protheroe (Polly Adams) aims the P38. Note the obviously fake suppressor.
Ann Protheroe hides the pistol back in the flowerpot.

Unidentified pistol

A pistol is briefly seen in A Murder is Announced. It fires in total darkness so only muzzle flashes are seen.

A pistol is seen next to the body of Rudi Scherz.


Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I rifles are seen in hands of two police constables in the climactic scene in "The Murder at the Vicarage".

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I - .303 British
First constable with the rifle in ambush.
Second constable with the rifle in ambush.
The stock of the Lee-Enfield is seen partially.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Colonel Arthur Bantry (Moray Watson) holds a Double Barreled Shotgun in "The Body in the Library". In "4.50 From Paddington" Harold Crackenthorpe (Bernard Brown) holds a double barreled shotgun when he goes hunting. In "A Pocketful of Rye" a gardener (uncredited) in Fortescue's estate uses a double barreled shotgun to shoot birds.

Samuel Buckley & Company/Anson & Deeley Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge
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Colonel Arthur Bantry with a shotgun in "The Body in the Library".
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Harold Crackenthorpe with a shotgun in "4.50 From Paddington".
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A gardener fires a shotgun in "A Pocketful of Rye".

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