The 4.50 From Paddington

A dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel where a murder is witnessed on a train, but there is no evidence of a corpse.

Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4.50 train from Paddington Station to visit her friend, Miss Marple.

During the journey, another train pulls alongside and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a man strangling a woman.

She reports what she's seen, yet no one takes any notice as there is no report of a murder.

Only Miss Marple believes her and sets about first uncovering the murder, and then who did it.

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A dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel where a murder is witnessed on a train, but there is no evidence of a corpse.

Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4.50 train from Paddington Station to visit her friend, Miss Marple.

During the journey, another train pulls alongside and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a man strangling a woman.

She reports what she's seen, yet no one takes any notice as there is no report of a murder.

Only Miss Marple believes her and sets about first uncovering the murder, and then who did it.A dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel where a murder is witnessed on a train, but there is no evidence of a corpse.

The spinster sleuth's friend spies a murder on a passing train, but where is the corpse?

Miss Marple's friend Mrs McGillicuddy arrives for a visit to St Mary Mead, claiming she's just witnessed a murder during her rail journey from London.

On another train running alongside her carriage, she explains how a blind flew up revealing a man slowly strangling a woman - until she slumped down. But next day, when there's no newspaper reports of a corpse, the spinster sleuth sets about her own murder investigation.

Set in the days of steam railways, Agatha Christie's whodunit was dramatised for radio by Michael Bakewell. June Whitfield stars as Jane Marple with Joan Sims as Mrs McGillicuddy. With Ian Lavender, Susannah Harker, John Woodnutt and Stephen Thorne. Directed by Enyd Williams.

Miss Marple probes a murder witnessed on a train, but without a corpse.

Agatha Christie dramatisation with June Whitfield.