Saturday, June 20
Masterpiece Mystery - Six by Agatha Begins on Sunday
Masterpiece Mystery continues with Six by Agatha – six adaptations of Agatha Christie novels featuring her famous sleuths, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, beginning on Sunday June 21 through July 26 on PBS .
With grey cells firing and knitting needles clicking, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple return to Masterpiece mystery! this summer in Six by Agatha, a half-dozen whodunits by the greatest mystery author of all time, Agatha Christie. David Suchet revisits his signature role as the suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot, and acclaimed actress Julia McKenzie (Cranford) takes over the iconic role of Miss Marple.
Astute viewers will notice more than a few familiar faces in the cast of British actors populating these mysteries. One of the things I love about Masterpiece productions is the face hunt that gets my grey cells firing. There are many actors you will recognize from Jane Austen adaptations: Harriet Walter (Fanny Dashwood - S&S 1995), Claire Skinner (Fanny Dashwood - S&S 08), Amanda Root (Anne Elliot - Persuasion 95), Mathew MacFadyen (Mr. Darcy - P&P 05), Anna Madeley (Lucy Steele - S&S 08), Joseph Beatie (Henry Crawford - MP 07), Hattie Morahan (Elinor Dashwood - S&S 08), Prunella Scales (Miss Bates - Emma 96), Anna Chancellor (Caroline Bingley - P&P 95), Jemma Redgrave (Lady Bertram - MP 07), Samantha Bond (Mrs. Weston - Emma 96), and Elliot Cowan (Mr. Darcy - Lost in Austen 08).
The production value on these adaptations is outstanding, with great period appropriate locations and beautiful costumes. Mix in a great script and direction and you have a quality adaptation that is sure to please the discriminating sleuth in us all.
Visit the official Masterpiece Mystery website for addition information, cast interviews, local listing and online viewing of each episode the following Monday after airing.
Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose