Absolutely Fabulous news! It’s now Dame June Whitfield!

While the news that June Whitfield had officially become a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List at Buckingham Palace must have driven Pats and Eddy to drink even earlier in the day, there couldn’t be a more deserving individual to receive such an honor. Best known for her role […]

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R.I.P. Geraldine McEwan – Miss Marple/Mulberry actress dies at 82

Mulberry has finally come to take hold of Miss Rose Farnaby’s hand and escort her across the bridge… Actress Geraldine McEwan, known primarily in recent years for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Jane Marple on ITV and PBS, has died at the age of 82. McEwan, who appeared in 12, 2-hour episodes as Miss Marple, […]

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Miss Marple: Two Mysteries, One Night, One Place – PBS

By the end of this week, I’m guessing that most of America will be Roosevelt-ed out having just been riveted to the small screen for 14 hours of brilliant telly from the mind palace of filmmaker, Ken Burns. Not to worry, PBS stations around the U.S. will have three new Miss Marple mysteries headed their way beginning Sunday, September 21.

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Miss Marple returns to PBS in September. Vote for your favorite!

The bad news? America is dangerously close to the final five broadcasts of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot series starring Sir David Suchet. Over the last 25 years, Suchet will have played the Belgian detective in every Poirot story ever written by Christie, 66 to be exact.   The good news? There are still approximately 20 […]

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New Agatha Christie mysteries headed to BBC One

Following up Fridays announcement from Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, that Call the Midwife had been commissioned for a 4th series, comes some equally as brilliant news regarding new Agatha Christie adaptations. Historically, Christie’s two greatest creations, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, have transmitted on ITV in the UK. In announcing the details […]

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Q&A with Essie Davis, star of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Look out, United States, the Honourable Miss Phryne (pronounced Fry-nee) Fisher is coming to America. While Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries may not make you immediately abdicate your allegiance to Sherlock, it is, without a doubt, worth checking out in the coming months on public television. Definitely not your parents’ Miss Marple, Phryne Fisher is a […]

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CBS' "Elementary" idea – Been there, done that

Before we leave our well-deserved bowing before the brilliance that is the BBC’s Sherlock, you may remember back in the fall reading here about an absolutely ridiculous notion that the CBS Television Network had thoughts of creating a 21st century version of Sherlock Holmes. I think, at the time, my only comment was “…how original”. […]

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Poirot and Miss Marple ↑ — Prime Suspect ↓

Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot The news couldn’t be any better for television drama fans, no matter which side of the pond you’re waking up to today. As tweeted a couple of days ago by the brilliant David Suchet (@David_Suchet), there are more Hercule Poirot episodes in the works from ITV. The upcoming season of Poirot […]

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PBS' Endeavor looks at early days of Inspector Morse

There are things in the world of film and television that defy logic. Jennifer Garner as a young Miss Marple…still don’t get it. I’ve never fully recovered from seeing Tom Cruise in Interview with a Vampire. Even though there’s no denying the brilliance of John Thaw as Inspector Morse, I’m getting better now and am actually […]

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