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They do it with Mirrors was the 11th episode in the BBC series "Miss Marple". It featured Joan Hickson as Miss Marple and was directed by Norman Stone, with a screenplay by T.R. Bowen. The episode first aired on 29 December 1991. It was an adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel of the same name.


Comparison with original novel

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The film was basically faithful to the novel, with the exception that Alexis survives the attack on his life. Also, Ruth van Rydock is present at the house when the first murder takes place and Lawson attempts to swim across the lake, and does not use a rotted boat.


Tropes and Themes

Filming Locations

  • Savoy Hotel, London - facade. To suggest that Miss Marple meets Ruth van Rydock at this hotel.
  • Bewdley railway station and signal box, Worcestershire - arrival at Stonygates
  • Heath House, Tean, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire - Stonygates

Research notes


Promotional Videos

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