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Friday, July 3

Farewell, Hercule Poirot. Hello, Miss Marple. July 5th. Be There.

Masterpiece Myster! viewers love Agatha Christie.

After two highly-rated episodes of Poirot, Masterpiece Mystery's "Six by Agatha" continues this Sunday, July 5 on PBS with the first of four new Miss Marple episodes, starring the Julia McKenzie (the lady with the cow in Cranford) in her debut as the spinster sleuth. Guest stars include Joan Collins (admit it, you've missed her), Matthew MacFadyen, Zoe Wanamaker, and many other familiar faces.

McKenzie plays Miss Marple as a keen observer who looks like a harmless old lady—which is her ace up her sleeve. "She just notices feminine things that a man inspector wouldn’t see,” McKenzie says. “For example, in one episode, a woman dies of drinking hat paint that she thought was medicine, and Marple deduces that she wouldn’t have chosen that color of red [to have around] because she is a redhead, so someone obviously put it there. That’s where Marple scores more than a male detective like Poirot.” - The Buffalo News Entertainment

The first Miss Marple episode is entitled 'A Pocketful of Rye' and guest stars Rupert Graves, (The Forsyte Saga); and Hattie Morahan, (Sense and Sensibility).

"Six by Agatha"
A festival of murder from Agatha Christie
June 21 to July 26 on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!


Ruth said...

Oh, I have missed Miss Marple!! Can't wait for the new episodes!

Sheila DeChantal said...

I am so out of the loop here as of not to this point having done anything with Jane Austin other than knowing of her. I know... I know.... SHOCKING.

I have entered the challenge to wrap my head around who she was, her books, and of course this new thing with all of her books and others being re "vamped" in some cases...

Thanks for these posts.... they make me want to get going already! :)