Watching Agatha Christie
At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie was dramatised in 1987 in an episode with Joan Hickson playing Miss Marple. A later version was then filmed in 2007 as part of the ITV ‘Marple’ series (Season 3 episode 1) starring Grealdine McEwan as Miss Marple. This version largely deviated from the original novel though.
At Bertram's Hotel Character List
|Amy McAllister||An American acquaintance of Jane Marple.|
|Archdeacon Abercrombie||A friend of Colonel Luscombe.|
|Archdeacon Simmons||Friend of Canon Pennyfather who reports him missing|
|Bridget||Elvira’s school friend|
|Canon Pennyfather||Clergyman and scholar in ancient languages and the Dead Sea Scrolls who goes missing|
|Chief-Inspector Fred “Father” Davy||Scotland Yard detective|
|Colonel Derek Luscombe||Elvira’s guardian and trustee of her fortune, with her at the hotel.|
|Guido||Elvira’s Italian boyfriend|
|Henry||Master of the afternoon tea at Bertram’s Hotel.|
|Inspector Campbell||Scotland Yard inspector|
|Inspector McNeill||Inspector at Scotland Yard|
|Ladislaus Malinowski||Racing driver in his 30’s|
|Lady Bess Sedgwick||Adventurous and estranged mother of Elvira|
|Lady Selina Hazy||Guest at the hotel.|
|Lord Coniston||Deceased second husband of Bess, Elvira’s father|
|Michael “Micky” Gorman||Irish doorman at Bertram’s Hotel.|
|Mr Bollard||Jewellery shop owner|
|Mr Robinson||Financier and informant|
|Mrs Carpenter||Chaperone for Elvira while travelling from Italy to England.|
|Mrs McCrae||Canon Pennyfather’s housekeeper.|
|Mrs Mildred Melford||Cousin of Colonel Luscombe who will host Elvira until she turns 21.|
|Richard Egerton||Solicitor and trustee of Elvira’s inheritance.|
|Robert Hoffman||Guest at Bertram’s hotel and bother of Wilhelm|
|Rose Sheldon||Chambermaid at Bertram’s Hotel|
|Sergeant Wadell||Policeman working on the case|
|The Bishop of Westchester||A friend of Jane Marple.|
|The Canon of Ely||Miss Marple’s Uncle|
|The Honourable Elvira Blake||Daughter of Bess Sedgwick and Lord Coniston staying at the hotel, returning to England after time in Italy for schooling.|
|Wilhelm Hoffman||Guest at Bertram’s hotel and bother of Robert|
Michael “Micky” Gorman
Elvira discovered that when her mother married her father, she was already married to Micky Gorman, therefore, invalidating Elvira’s inheritance so she killed Micky to keep the secret.
Micky Gorman was shot
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