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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I absolutely adore most of the Agatha Christie dramatizations, and every other one with June Whitfield has been perfect. This one is kind of terrible. Griselda is a whiny idiot, and it is SO FAR from how she is written, it's crazy. I don't really like any of the voice actors, and this is one of the radio programs that suffers from a needless overload of sighs, gasps, umms, throat clearings and other noises filling up what might be a milisecond of dead air. It's okay to have a natural pause, you know, like how actual humans speak and converse?

Murder at the Vicarage is a fantastic Christie novel. This production is bad. Skip it.

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- ams

Love These Dramatisations

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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

Book Details

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