Helen Hayes' second go at Agatha Christie's intrepid amateur sleuth, Miss Jane Marple (previously she was Miss Marple in "Agatha Christie's 'A Caribbean Mystery'"), teamed her with another veteran actress, Bette Davis (returning to filming following several serious illnesses including a stroke), for the first time, playing a dear old friend trying to save her ancestral home from persons unknown who would like to do her in for the property.
Sir John Mills stars as Davis' urbane husband, Dorothy Tutin is her stolid, middle-aged daughter, Liane Langland is her reckless granddaughter, and Leo McKern represents the law. This was the fourth in a series of Agatha Christie television adaptations in which CBS was involved since 1982, with at least three Hercule Poirot mysteries to follow in the network's on-going commitment. An Emmy Award nomination went to Richard Rodney Bennett for his music score.
Frances De La Tour
Richard Rodney Bennett
Aired in United States February 20, 1985