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'A Murder is Announced'
"This quiz is about the Joan Hickson television adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel, co-starring Joan Sims - the book will not necessarily help here. "
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The whole of Chipping Cleghorn was reading the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette, but for one person, Edmund Sweatenham. What was he reading at the breakfast table?
The Daily Worker
Arise and Unite
The Weekly News
How many people were in Little Paddocks (including Hannah the maid and Scherz the intruder) at 7pm that evening?
Only one of the villagers who came that evening asked Miss Blacklock about the murder which was due to take place - what was this person's surname?
(one word - the name is mentioned in the content of this quiz)
Inspector Craddock spoke to everyone the next day, and got similar, but contrasting stories from them all. During the course of the interviews, we learn that Patrick and Julia are distant cousins to Miss Blacklock and both are studying. Patrick is reading engineering at Milchester University, but what is Julia studying?
Why was Miss Marple at the Royal Spa Hotel?
she was recuperating from an illness
she was having a holiday by the sea
she was taking the spa waters
she was visiting her nephew
Everyone who had been in the drawing room at the time of the incident testified that Scherz had both gun and torch. Who was the first person to question the presence of a gun?
As the investigation progressed, we learn about Mr Gurdler's will. His widow, Belle, was still alive, but on her death the inheritance would pass to Miss Blacklock. In the event that Miss Blacklock not be alive to inherit, who would get the fortune?
Patrick and Julia Simmons
Pip and Emma Stamfordis
Ronald and Philippa Haymes
Sergeant Fletcher was alone at Little Paddocks when Mrs Sweatenham came in to the kitchen; he was surprised that no one seemed to lock doors and that anyone could just walk in at any time. Mrs Sweatenham responded with 'how else could I bring - what - and leave them in the kitchen?'
What colour were the tablecloths in the tea room in the village?
The vicarage cat was a help in Miss Marple working out how the lights went out at the right time, but do you remember whether it was the Shepherd lamp or the Shepherdess lamp which was destroyed in the process?
(either shepherd or shepherdess)
When Miss Hinchcliffe asked Miss Murgatroyd to pretend to be Scherz and come into the room brandishing both torch and gun, what did she give her to represent the gun?
a hearth brush
a milk bottle
Was Miss Blacklock short or long sighted?
(answer short or long)
Where was Miss Hinchcliffe when Miss Murgatroyd was being murdered?
doing the shopping in town
fetching a dog from the station
visiting Miss Marple
taking provisions to Little Paddocks
When Pip and Emma were split up, how was it done?
Emma went with father, Pip with mother
Emma went with mother, Pip with father
Emma went with grandmother, Pip with mother
Emma went with mother, Pip with grandmother
What was the colour of Philippa's wedding dress?
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