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Masterpiece Episode: "Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye"

Season 39, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: In "Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye," Julia McKenzie assumes the role of Agatha Christie's spinster sleuth, who investigates murders that seem to mimic the nursey rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence"---of a businessman, his wife and their maid. Lance: Rupert Graves. Elaine: Hattie Morahan. Percival: Ben Miles.
Original Air Date: Jul 5, 2009
Guest Cast Paul Brooke: Billingsley Wendy Richard: Mrs. Crump Helen Baxendale: Mary Dove Ben Miles: Percival Fortescue Prunella Scales: Mrs. Mackenzie Joseph Beattie: Vivian Dubois Hattie Morahan: Elaine Fortescue Julia McKenzie: Miss Marple Edward Tudor Pole: Prof. Bernsdorrf Lucy Cohu: Pat Fortescue Laura Haddock: Miss Grosvenor Anna Madeley: Adele Fortescue Rupert Graves: Lance Fortescue Ralf Little: Sgt. Pickford Matthew Macfadyen: Insp. Neele Chris Larkin: Gerald Wright Liz White: Jennifer Fortescue Ken Campbell: Crump

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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