The Secret of Chimneys sees the redoubtable Miss Jane Marple attending a party at Chimneys, the country estate of Lord Caterham, which since a famous jewel theft 20 years before has fallen out of favour.
One of the guests Count Ludwig expresses a major interest in buying Chimneys but he is later found murdered, all evidence points to Anthony Cade, the suitor of Lord Caterham’s daughter Virginia but Miss Marple quickly realises that things are not so clear cut as that.
Once again it is the fab production design and all star cast that makes this Marple special. Jonas Armstrong, fresh from Robin Hood has a major role as does the gorgeous Charlotte Salt (from Born and Bred and The Tudors) as well as bigger names like Edward Fox, Matthew Horne and Dervla Kirwan.
UK / ITV1 Network – Chorion – WGBH Boston / 1×120 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 27 December 2010 @ 9.00pm
Writer: Paul Rutman / Director: John Strickland
Series: Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple Season 5 Episode 2
JULIA McKENZIE as Miss Jane Marple
EDWARD FOX as Lord Caterham
ANTHONY HIGGINS as Count Ludwig von Stainach
CHARLOTTE SALT as Lady Virginia Revel
DERVLA KIRWAN as Bundle
JONAS ARMSTRONG as Anthony Cade
STEPHEN DILLANE as Inspector Battle
MICHELLE COLLINS as Treadwell
MATTHEW HORNE as Bill Eversleigh
RUTH JONES as Miss Blenkinsopp
ADAM GODLEY as George Lomax
IAN WEICHARDT as Young Lomax
LAURA O’TOOLE as Agnes
ROBERT DUNBAR as Young Count Ludwig
ALEX KNIGHT as Jaffers
LETTY BUTLER as Young Treadwell