Agatha Christie's Marple

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Agatha Christie's Marple
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Country UKD.jpg UK
Channel ITV
Genre Detective
Drama
Broadcast 2004-2013
No. of Seasons 6
No. of Episodes 23



Agatha Christie's Marple is a British ITV TV series based on the novels by Agatha Christie, starring Geraldine McEwan (Seasons 1-3) and Julia McKenzie (Seasons 4-6) as Miss Jane Marple. It was aired from 2004 to 2013 and consists of 23 feature-length episodes.

Note: for 1984-1992 BBC TV series with Joan Hickson as Miss Marple see Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.

The following weapons were used in the television series Agatha Christie's Marple:


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Contents


Revolvers

Webley .38 Mk IV

Webley .38 Mk IV revolvers are seen in hands of Ladislaus Malinowski (Ed Stoppard) in "At Bertram's Hotel" (S03E01), Bobby Argyle (Tom Riley) in "Ordeal by Innocence" (S03E02), and Nat Fletcher (Sam Reid) in "Greenshaw's Folly" (S06E02).

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W. WWII production.
Malinowski aims his revolver at Canon Pennyfather (Charles Kay) in "At Bertram's Hotel".
Another view of the scene.
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A closeup of the revolver.
Malinowski holds Pennyfather at gunpoint.
Bobby Argyle draws a Webley in "Ordeal by Innocence".
A close view of the revolver.
Nat Fletcher, a stage actor, holds a Webley when acting in a theater play in "Greenshaw's Folly" (S06E02).

Webley .38 Mk III

Tim Kendall (Robert Webb) owns a Webley .38 Mk III in "A Caribbean Mystery" (S06E01).

Webley .38 Mk III Military Contract with 4-inch barrel - .38 S&W
Errol (Kingsley Ben-Adir) opens Kendall's drawer and takes the revolver.
Molly Kendall (Charity Wakefield) holds the revolver.
Tim tries to stage Molly's suicide.
Tim fires.

Webley .455 Mk VI

In the climactic scene in "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" (S04E04) butler Wilson (Richard Briers) is armed with a Webley .455 Mk VI revolver. Then the revolver is taken by Tom Savage (Freddie Fox).

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
Wilson's revolver.
Wilson grabs the revolver.
When Wilson is disarmed, Tom Savage picks up the revolver.
He fires.

Enfield No.2

In the scene in theater in "Greenshaw's Folly" (S06E02), a stagehand uses an Enfield No.2 revolver to make a gunshot behind the scenes when stage actor Nat Fletcher "fires" his Webley revolver on scene.

Enfield No. 2 Mk. I Original configuration with spurred hammer - .38 S&W
A stagehand holds the Enfield revolver, waiting for a moment to make a shot.
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He shoots with revolver with a large amount of smoke.

Toy cap revolver

In a flashback scene in "The Sittaford Mystery" (S02E04), set in 1927, Clive Trevelyan (Timothy Dalton) kills his companion Prof. Percehouse in archeologist expedition in Egypt. His revolver looks like some top-break model with nickel finish but due to a large flash from the hammer the gun can be identified as a kind of toy cap gun. It is used probably because the gunshot is made point-blank to the actor.

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Clive Trevelyan holds the revolver to shoot Percehouse.
Note the large flash from the hammer.

Unidentified revolver

Edgar Lawson (Tom Payne) holds a nickel plated top-break revolver in "They Do It with Mirrors" (S04E03). Generally this gun looks similar to Smith & Wesson or Iver Johnson guns but it has different hinge and a very long extractor shroud under the barrel, similar to Smith & Wesson Model 3 but uncommon for compact top-break revolvers.

A close view of the barrel. Note the teardop shaped (rather than round) hinge and long extractor shroud.
Edgar Lawson holds the revolver.
Edgar aims at Lewis Serrocold (Brian Cox).
Lewis Serrocold opens the revolver after Edgar is disarmed. The position of the trigger matches double action models.

Pistols

Walther P38

A suppressed Walther P38 is a murder weapon in "The Murder at the Vicarage" (S01E02).

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Mrs. Tarrant (Ruth Sheen) asks Lawrence Redding (Jason Flemyng) not to leave the pistol on table.
Lawrence Redding attaches the suppressor to the pistol.
Anne Protheroe (Janet McTeer) fires the pistol.
She drops the gun.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is a murder weapon in "A Murder Is Announced" (S01E04).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
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A Luger is seen near the body of Rudi Schertz (Christian Rubeck).
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The pistol fires in the murder scene.
A flashback scene shows the pistol in hands of Col. Easterbrook (Robert Pugh) whom this Luger belonged to.

Walther PPK

Bess Sedgwick (Polly Walker) owns a nickel plated Walther PPK in "At Bertram's Hotel" (S03E01). The pistol is also seen in hands of Elvira Blake (Emily Beecham), Brigit Milford (Mary Nighy) and DI Larry Bird (Stephen Mangan). An ordinary Walther PPK is seen in the murder scene in "The Secret of Chimneys" (S05E02).

Walther PPK - 7.65 mm Browning aka .32 ACP
The pistol in Bess Sedgwick's purse in "At Bertram's Hotel".
Elvira Blake holds the pistol.
Bess Sedgwick threatens her lawyer who tried to cheat her.
Bess Sedgwick holds the pistol in the climactic scene.
The depiction of the murder in Miss Marple's story: Brigit Milford, disguised as Elvira Blake, fires the pistol.
The pistol is now in hands of real Elvira.
Elvira Blake holds the pistol. Note the difference with the screenshot above: here the pistol has the slide locked in back position.
A blued Walther PPK on the place of the murder of Count Ludwig Von Stainach in "The Secret of Chimneys".

Beretta M1934

Emily Trefusis (Zoe Telford) owns a nickel plated Beretta M1934 with pearl grips in "The Sittaford Mystery" (S02E04). During the forensic experiment and in the depiction of the murder in "The Secret of Chimneys" (S05E02), Walther PPK (see above) is replaced with Beretta M1934 due to a continuity error. The pistol has threaded barrel and is seen with and without sound suppressor.

Beretta M1934 - .380 ACP
Emily Trefusis raises a nickel plated Beretta on Charles Burnaby (James Murray) in "The Sittaford Mystery".
Another view of the same scene.
Emily holds the pistol in the climactic scene. Note that the barrel is blocked.
Charles Burnaby shoots himself with Emily's Beretta.
The murderer fires suppressed pistol in "The Secret of Chimneys".
A police constable fires the pistol during the forensic experiment.
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The murderer removes the suppressor.

Unidentified pistol

A hammerless pistol is briefly held by Ausgustin Dufosse (Herbert Lom) in "The Murder at the Vicarage" (S01E02). Only a part of the slide and the grip can be seen.

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Dufosse puts the pistol in his pocket.

Rifles and Muskets

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III

In the flashback scene in "The Murder at the Vicarage" (S01E02), set in December 1915, British soldiers carry Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifles.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
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Soldiers with Lee-Enfield rifles on railway station.

Sporterized Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III

A Sporterized Lee-Enfield rifle with sniper scope is used in "At Bertram's Hotel" (S03E01). The position of the ajustable front sight allows to identify the base rifle as Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III.

Sporterized Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British. Unlike this sample, the screen gun has hunting-style stock and different front sight.
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The rifle in hotel room after the murder. Note the combination of standard military rear sight and sniper scope.
The depiction of the murder in Miss Marple's story: the rifle fires from the window.
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Elvira Blake (Emily Beecham) with the rifle.

Pattern 1914 Enfield

A British soldier holds a Pattern 1914 Enfield rifle in flashback scene, set in 1940, in "Nemesis" (S03E04).

Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield - .303 UK
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A British soldier (likely of Home Guard) aims his P14 rifle at downed German pilot Michael Faber (Dan Stevens).

Charleville Musket

In the opening scene in "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side" (S05E04) Miss Marple watches a movie about the life of Marie Antoinette (black bars on screenshots are frames of this "movie in movie"). In the scene when French Republicans break in Queen's apartments, they are armed with flintlock Charleville Muskets.

Charleville Mousquet Modele 1777 - .69 caliber
A good view of a flintlock at the left.
Republicans with muskets.
A musket barrel is seen at the left.
A musket is seen at the left. A man in center carries a musket and a socket bayonet in scabbard.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

A Double Barreled Shotgun is used by Lawrence Redding (Jason Flemyng) in "The Murder at the Vicarage" (S01E02) to make a fake gunshot. Alfred Pollock (Martin Compston) carries a double barreled shotgun in "Greenshaw's Folly" (S06E02).

Samuel Buckley & Company/Anson & Deeley Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge
DI Slack (Stephen Tompkinson) examines the shotgun in "The Murder at the Vicarage".
Alfred Pollock carries an open shotgun in "Greenshaw's Folly"
Another view of the same scene.

Trivia

A Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress is seen in "By the Pricking of My Thumbs" (S02E03). According to our colleagues from IMPDB, the plane is a radio controlled scale model.

The model of B-17 in flight. The upper turret with two machine guns (Browning M2 Aircraft on real plane) can be seen.
The tail mounting with two machine guns can be seen.


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