Sunday, April 24, 2011

Weekend Wonders: Joan Hickson as Miss Marple

Joan Hickson is the one of my two favorite actresses to portray Miss Marple.  She played the starring role in the BBC made-for-television series (1984-1992) based upon the twelve Miss Marple novels written by Agatha Christie.  Many Christie fans feel that Ms. Hickson's character was the most faithful to the author's version, both in appearance and personality.  This video shows photos from the BBC series, accompanied by the theme song from the show.  Enjoy!

To view eleven of the twelve BBC dramatizations with Joan Hickson on YouTube, go to this site and do a search for "Miss Marple".  The only episode not found here, "A Murder Is Announced", can be found on this site.  If it is not the featured video, do a search for the title.  This series really attempted to capture the essence of each novel, and I am sure Dame Agatha would have approved of these adaptations!

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