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).
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