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Sanctuary is the third in of a series of three radio plays covering Miss Marple's Final Cases launched to mark the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth. For this series June Whitfield returned to reprise her role of Jane Marple which she undertook in the BBC Radio 4 Miss Marple series from 1993 to 2001. Sanctuary was adapted by Joy Wilkinson and directed by Gemma Jenkins and first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 30 September 2015. It is an adaptation of the Agatha Christie short story of the same name. All three radio plays are available together on audioCD and as audio on Audible and GooglePlay.

According to dramatizer Joy Wilkinson, the three dramatizations in Miss Marple's Final Cases form a story arc intended to Miss Marple's career to a proper closure.


Miss Marple and her god-daughter, “Bunch”, arrive at the local church to discover a dying man. His last words provide the clues to unlock an unsolved crime.

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