4:50 from Paddington

WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

DVD - 2005

Two trains briefly draw alongside each other as they race past a country house and - to her horror - Miss Marple's friend Mrs. McGillicuddy witnesses a man in a passing train car strangling a mystery woman.

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Agatha Christie Marple ; Series 1, volume four
Agatha Christie Marple
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media [2005]
Item Description
Originally broadcast on the PBS "Mystery!" series in 2004.
Based on the novels by Agatha Christie.
Special features: behind-the-scenes featurette; cast and crew interviews; history of Miss Marple adaptations; photo gallery; Agatha Christie biography; cast filmographies.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Region 1 ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Production Credits
Composer, Dominik Scherrer.
Corporate Author
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (-)
Other Authors
Andy Wilson, 1958- (-), Stephen Churchett, Dominik Scherrer, Agatha Christie, 1890-1976
Review by Library Journal Reviews

First broadcast on PBS's Mystery! in April 2005, this first series of Marple episodes starring Geraldine McEwan is characterized by excellent acting, wonderful cinematography, and the attention to detail (e.g., vintage automobiles, period music, steam trains, and costuming) for which British productions have become known. The adaptations of the plots are thoughtful and intricate, though some changes may not suit Christie purists. McEwan's Marple is soft and witty and plays her part with much good humor. There are real advantages to viewing these on DVD if one has a modestly priced home entertainment center, but it is a bit of a disappointment to this reviewer's viewing partner (the whodunit fan of the family and slightly hearing impaired) that these are not closed-captioned. Still, this set is highly recommended.-Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Geraldine McEwan is Christie's spinster sleuth - proper, demure and sharp as a tack - in sparkling new adaptations of four classic novels: The Murder at the Vicarage, The Body in the Library, A Murder Is Announced, and 4:50 From Paddington. These 21st-century productions are rich in post-WWII period atmosphere.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The amateur, elderly detective Miss Marple solves cases that baffle the police.