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A Murder is Announced is the ninth of a series of radio plays starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple. It was first broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on 9 August 1999 and is an adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel of the same name.

This version omitted the characters of Mrs Swettenham and her son.


The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an ad in the local gazette which reads: 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm'.

As the time approaches, the crowds gather at Little Paddocks and then the lights go out. Surely it must be a hoax...?