Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 30, 1984
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network

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Murder, She Wrote » Season 2
Murder, She Wrote - 02x05 Sing a Song of Murder

2x05 Sing a Song of Murder

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First Aired: Oct. 27, 1985 on CBS

Summary: -

Upon receiving news that her cousin Emma died in a tragic auto accident in London, Jessica travels to England for her funeral.

However, when she arrives Jessica discovers that Emma faked her death in order learn the identity of the individual who has tried to kill her.

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Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

Emma McGill played by Angela Lansbury
Violet Weems played by Sarah Douglas
Kitty Trumbull played by Olivia Hussey
Insp. Roger Crimmins played by Barrie Ingham
Bridget O'Hara played by Glynis Johns
Oliver Trumbull played by Patrick Macnee
Danny Briggs played by Gregory Paul Martin
Ernest Fielding played by Kristoffer Tabori

Episode Quotes

Danny Briggs: I've got people to answer to. People who'll peel away my hide if I don't deliver.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the first scene at Emma's hideaway was shown, obviously the two characters Emma and Jessica were filmed separately on the couch and then the film was put together (as both are played by Angela Lansbury). However Jessica did a lot of moving while she was talking, so Emma was looking straight across at where she had been, despite her bending down while she talked.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When singing "Goodbye Little Yellow Bird" Emma blows a kiss to Oliver offstage, but she is still singing the song when she is blowing the kiss. Although it's possible she was pretending as it was part of the act, her voice wasn't even muffled by her hand.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): There are no yellow or red lines along the kerbs. Parking is very restricted in central London, nearly every piece of street without a meter is marked with either yellow or red lines beside the kerb indicating various levels of parking prohibition.
  • Goof (factual errors): Such a case as this would not fall under the jurisdiction of New Scotland Yard, but either the Metropolitan Police or the City of London Police, depending on locality in the capital.
  • Goof (errors in geography): A double decker London bus is clearly seen passing the front of Heathrow Airport. These actually service central London and long-hauls across the capital. Instead the airport is serviced by single-decker buses.

Trivia

  • The title is from the nursery rhyme "Sing a song of six pence" that is usually found in Mother Goose collections.
  • The song that Angela Lansbury sings as Emma MacGill, "Good-bye, Little Yellow Bird," is the song her character sang in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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