- A Pocketful of Rye
on the popular novels starring amateur sleuth Miss Marple, this current
DVD instalment stars Julia McKenzie as the lead character in this highly
popular BBC series. For the uninitiated, Miss Marple is an elderly woman
who has a knack of stumbling upon mysteries and as per usual, solving
them as well.
current story features all the best elements from the book from mystery,
intrigue and drama and revolves around the
death a wealthy business called Rex Fortescue (Ken Cranham) who suddenly dies in his
office as the authorities discover that he was not only poisoned but
hand rye in his pocket.
Although Rex was not loved too well in the
community, hence the lack of remorse from the broader community, things
begins to change when his young wife also ends up poisoned. Gladys, the
couples maid who was once trained by Miss Marple decides to seek
assistance from her old mentor and writes a letter asking for help.
course, things don’t always go to plan and Gladys is found murdered with
Miss Marple arriving too late, however decides to investigate this
heinous crime. Interviewing the faithful staff of the manor that include
Mr. and Mrs Crump (Wendy Richard), Marple soon discovers that there is
more to mystery than just the deaths.
Without spoiling the ending or key characters, our
geriatric sleuth discovers that these deaths have a connection with the
nursery rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence” and from here, a deadly game of
cat and mouse begins that will leave you guessing in this entertaining
and classic BBC tale.
Featuring some decent video and audio quality, the
transition from TV to DVD has been flawless and this is definitely a
disc for viewers who like to think about their mysteries or for fans of
Miss Marple herself. Not the best Marple story but nevertheless, an