Airing May 23, 2010 on PBS Check local listings
Marina Gregg (Lindsay Duncan), a glamorous but fragile Hollywood starlet, has settled in St. Mary Mead with her dashing husband — the young director Jason Rudd. Gregg has captured the fancy of the quaint English village, even Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie, Cranford), who along with everyone else is eager for a party at Gregg's stunning home. The hospitality turns horrific when a guest drops dead due to a poisoned daiquiri. Was Gregg herself the intended target? Miss Marple's friend Dolly Bantry (Joanna Lumley) has lots to say about the case (and everything else), even offering up some surprising clues. But the high drama isn't over — another murder grabs the spotlight, leading to a shocking conclusion far beyond what even Hollywood could concoct. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side is based on the novel by Agatha Christie. (One episode; 90 minutes)
Q&A: Julia McKenzie
The Miss Marple star takes questions from Masterpiece fans on Agatha Christie, Cranford and more.