A Murder is Announced was the fourth episode in the BBC series "Miss Marple". It featured Joan Hickson as Miss Marple and was directed by David Giles with screenplay by Alan Plater. It was first broadcast in three parts from 28 February and 1-2 March 1985 in the U.K. It was an adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel of the same name.


An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

Comparison with original novel

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The adaptation is highly faithful to the original novel with a few minor changes.

  • The character of Sir Henry Clithering is omitted. The chief constable George Rydesdale here appears to know about Miss Marple already.


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