Murder, She Said TCM, 9pm Queen Elizabeth II looks like the sort of woman who would be a Miss Marple fan. She was apparently so enamoured with the long-running BBC series that she awarded an Order of the British Empire to the elderly actress who played the part. Joan Hickson (above) was in her mid-80s when she finished with Agatha Christie's nosy amateur sleuth, though author Christie had identified her for the part back in the 1940s, when she saw Hickson as Miss Pryce in the play Appointment With Death. 'I hope you will play my dear Miss Marple,' Christie wrote. But Christie also had her eyes on Margaret Rutherford who, in her 70s, was the first to immortalise the character, in four films made during the 1960s. TCM showcases these tonight, to be appreciated by those who share Queen Elizabeth's tastes in genteel whodunnits. Rutherford brings her own style and sense of humour to her role and is always accompanied by her unmistakable sidekick, Mr Stringer, played by her real-life husband, Stringer Davis. The murderous night begins with the film that introduced Miss Marple, Murder, She Said (1961). Miss Marple, travelling by train, witnesses a murder on another train. When the authorities do not believe her, she takes a job as a maid to uncover the culprit. This is followed at 10.35pm by Murder Ahoy, involving the slaying of a trustee of a ship used to rehabilitate wayward youth. Murder At The Gallop comes next, with the crime predictably committed at a riding club, at 12.15am. The night wraps up with Murder Most Foul, with deadly deeds among an acting troupe and involving a plot that could bring the curtain down on many more, at 1.45am.