A Pocket Full of Rye
A killer who seems obsessed with a nursery rhyme commits a string of murders. Miss Marple and a local detective (Matthew Macfadyen) join forces to investigate.
A new face takes on the role of Agatha Christie's familiar spinster sleuth in series IV of Miss Marple. Julia McKenzie, best known to Masterpiece audiences for her portrayal of Mrs. Forrester in the acclaimed series Cranford, brings her distinctive style to the role. "I think Julia is a very different character than the other actresses who played Miss Marple recently, and more different than people who played her a long time ago," says Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard. "...I think audiences will love her." A killer cast joins in to celebrate McKenzie's inaugural season, including Matthew Macfadyen (Little Dorrit), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Last Enemy), Rupert Graves (The Forsyte Saga), Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit) and Joan Collins.Besides Matthew, three of his P&P co-stars also appeared in the Miss Marple series on PBS' Masterpiece Mystery! previous series (in both Series II: The Sittaford Mystery, which Carey Mulligan (Kitty Bennet) appeared on as Violet. It aired back on PBS, July 23rd, 2006. The other was The Moving Finger with Talulah Riley (Mary Bennet) as Megan and one of the new episodes of the new Series V: The Blue Geranium with Claudie Blakley (Charlotte Lucas) as Phillippa Pritchard. This episode will premiere later this month, June 27th on PBS. Read the spoilerish full synopsis here.