Murder at the Vicarage (Dramatised)

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by June Whitfield
  • 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple, the sharp-witted spinster sleuth.
In the sleepy little English country village of St Mary Mead, all is not as it seems. Under a seemingly peaceful exterior lurks intrigue, guilt, deception - and murder.
Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing landowner, is the most detested man in the village. Everyone, even the vicar, wishes he were dead. And very soon he is - shot in the head in the vicar's own study.
A visiting artist confesses to the murder, but residents saw him elsewhere at the time the Colonel was shot. If he didn't do it, who did? Is he protecting the wife whom he loves? Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues. A trap set, and Miss Marple's theory is put to the test when the true killer is finally unmasked.


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Love These Dramatisations

What did you like best about this story?

Sometimes I don't have enough time to sit and listen to an audiobook over a few days - but these short dramatisations are a great way to engage with Agatha Christies flawless masterpieces.

What does June Whitfield bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

When she speaks she just is Jane Marple. Its perfect!

Any additional comments?

Murder at the Vicarage will always be my no 1 Miss Marple story and this was just as good as the novel.

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- Dylan

Another Excellent Dramatization by the BBC Radio

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, all of the BBC Radio dramatizations of Agatha Christie's novels have been superb. The combination of a full-cast audience, sound effects and music is irresistible. June Whitfield does an excellent job as Miss Marple. Murder at the Vicarage is the first book featuring Miss Marple center stage.

What about June Whitfield’s performance did you like?

She has a pleasant voice and created a believable character for Miss Marple. Everyone in the cast gave a wonderful performance. I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.

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- ButterflyRose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited