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marcie

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« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2010, 10:25:23 PM »

Masterpiece Mystery 2010 brings back favorite sleuths with new episodes. See the complete 2010 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY schedule

NOW DISCUSSING

A Study in Pink

October 24, 2010 at 9pm

One 90-minute episode
Sherlock Holmes teams up with former army doctor John Watson to solve a case of serial suicides and corner a killer who has mysterious powers over his victims.

COMING

The Blind Banker

October 31, 2010 at 9pm

One 90-minute episode
Pursuing the case of a banker and a journalist shot dead by a ghostly assailant, Sherlock and Watson uncover an antiquities-smuggling empire.


The Great Game

November 7, 2010 at 9pm

One 90-minute episode
In a gripping match of wits, Sherlock solves crimes at a dizzying pace for a mad bomber who threatens to blow up innocent people.



ALREADY DISCUSSED
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marcie

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« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2010, 10:25:35 PM »
I just watched the last Foyle episode. I agree with you all that it's the best of the three. I really enjoyed it. I love the way that the actors portray Foyle, Sam, Adam and the inspector that was in charge of the case.

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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2010, 08:11:44 AM »
  I'm assuming that eventually we will join Foyle in America and see what
he is up to there. Looking forward to that.  Meanwhile, it appears that we
will have Miss Marple back, but I can't tell if these are new or re-runs.
The schedule doesn't say who is playing Miss Marple.
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« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2010, 10:54:19 AM »
Babi, I'll put up some info about the Miss Marple episodes in the heading I found on the PBS site. It says: "Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (Cranford) stars as the beloved sleuth Miss Marple in the all-new Series V featuring three episodes. Two encore presentations from Series IV will also be presented." See http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/marple/index.html

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« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2010, 08:30:47 AM »
"All-new", eh?   I wonder what the writers will try this time.  Going back to
the original story might be a novelty, after all the remakes we've seen.  ;)
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« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2010, 10:47:21 AM »
lol, babi  ;)

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« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2010, 11:32:30 AM »
ALIKI, I've been wanting to ask you something.  You have an unusual name.
Are you by any chance the "Aliki" that writes children's books?  I run
across the name while checking in books at my library and. of course, it
reminds me of you.

Babi, unfortunately not--although I am a reader of childrens books! Just bought Tom Sawyer and The House at Pooh Corner, books I thought I had read but don't remember anything about them!

The 'Aliki' is my name in Greek and I just like it. Thanks for asking!


By the way, forgot to mention how happy I am to see Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple. I have been a fan of hers since that silly BritCom "Fresh Fields!"

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« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2010, 06:27:52 PM »
I bought " The Mirror Cracked from Side to Side"  on Kindle and I am rereading it...So I will be better able to compare what Master Piece Mystery does with what Agatha Christie wrote...Joan Grimes
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Babi

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« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2010, 08:44:30 AM »
I'm not familiar with Julia MacKenzie. I'm glad to hear you think well of
her, ALIKI.  It will be interesting to see how she fares going from a 'silly'
show to Miss Marple.

 Oh, I just went to check out the name and of course I know Julia
MacKenzie!  I had forgotten the name. but I loved her in Cranford.  Now
I can't wait to see her as Miss Marple tonight. 
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« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2010, 10:17:33 AM »
BABI re: Julia McKenzie--I think, if memory serves me, that she was also part of the group that did "Calendar Girls."

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« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2010, 11:52:00 PM »
I can't say that I found the current The Mirror Cracked from Side to Side outstanding in any way. Rather ordinary. I did like the B/W newsreel intro though.

At the end, PBS did some promos for future shows which included Wallander. I wonder when they expect to squeeze them in; it isn't website on their schedule - yet.

Ah, hah. I found a tiny reference to the new Wallander series coming in the fall.

Babi

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« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2010, 08:02:48 AM »
 I saw that movie, Aliki, tho' I don't remember it well.  I couldn't name
anyone who was in it.  I've recorded the first Miss Marple and will watch
it sometime today.
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« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2010, 09:35:49 AM »
I much prefer "The Mirror Cracked" with Joan Hickson which was on Mystery several years ago.  I have a copy of it and it follows the book much better.  After seeing Joan Hickson, I have difficulty seeing anyone else in that role.

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« Reply #53 on: May 24, 2010, 12:52:27 PM »
For some reason I never liked  "The Mirror Cracked." I started watching and decided that I knew "who dun it" and "why dun it" and didn't need to watch the story again, although I always enjoy the setting and the scenery.  It's summer - I don't have time to watch much on TV just now.

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« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2010, 08:45:59 AM »
 I thought this production had good acting in all the roles.  I really enjoyed it, despite having seen it before.  After all, how often have we gone to see a favorite opera, play or ballet?
It's all in the performance.
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« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2010, 10:55:33 AM »
I thought it was fun. The acting by several of the actors was quite "over the top," intentionally. Miss Marple seemed to be overshadowed a bit.

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« Reply #56 on: May 25, 2010, 11:04:45 AM »
Next week, it looks like there is a Memorial Day break, then the following two weeks Mystery will re-broadcast two Miss Marple's from last season. See the heading at the top of this discussion.

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« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2010, 03:18:54 PM »
I thought "Mirror" quite ordinary. I saw an old version with Elizabeth Taylor as the movie star, and she really did it well, as you can imagine!) I think Angela Lansbury was Miss Marple. Good, but not Marple. I've wondered if this role was the inspiration for her "Murder, She Wrote" series.

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« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2010, 05:25:52 PM »
I remember seeing that one too, JoanK, long ago. Wasn't it a made for TV movie?  I couldn't remember who played other than Angela Lansbury so I looked it up.

What a cast. Aside from Lansbury and Taylor, Geraldine Chaplin, Kim Novak, Edward Fox, Tony Curtis, and Rock Hudson appeared. Two other names I recognized on the list were John Bennett, and Charles Gray. Gray played Mycroft opposite Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke in their TV Sherlock Holmes series.  I last saw Bennett in one of my favorite fun SciFi films, The Fifth Element. Pierce Brosnan was listed as "uncredited". Did you notice him? I am going to have to find a copy to watch.


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« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2010, 09:04:13 PM »
Thanks for the information on the Elizabeth Taylor version. I'm going to look for it.

LOL, I found a short clip of Taylor and Pierce Brosnan. He is playing opposite her in a movie she is rehearsing. He doesn't have a speaking part in the clip. He just gets "clasped to her bosom."  :D

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« Reply #60 on: June 01, 2010, 07:45:46 AM »
 ;D  I'd love to see his face in that clip, MARCIE.
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« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2010, 10:52:28 AM »
Sorry, I meant to include the link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ70Q9egsl8

Frybabe

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« Reply #62 on: June 01, 2010, 12:29:15 PM »
His face looked a little fuzzy and look at all that hair.

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« Reply #63 on: June 01, 2010, 02:28:54 PM »
 ;)

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« Reply #64 on: June 02, 2010, 07:56:22 AM »
 Ah, not the Pierce we now know.  Just another pretty face waiting with eyes cast down, humbly.  Perhaps trying to hide his own opinion of that scene?  ;)
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« Reply #65 on: June 02, 2010, 11:41:36 AM »


Margaret Hickson is still my favorite Miss Marple.  We have the Miss Marple DVDs with her in the role and have watched them several times.

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« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2010, 01:51:42 AM »
LOL, Babi re Pierce Brosnan :-)

Margaret Hickson is my favorite Miss Marple too.

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« Reply #67 on: June 03, 2010, 08:20:41 AM »
Hickson does look closest to my visualization of Miss Marple, FLAJEAN.
That always helps.
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« Reply #68 on: June 04, 2010, 03:14:52 PM »
I WISH I could understand what Joan Hickson is saying, but I've never been able to understand a word -- she mumbles so. So I could never listen to he Miss Marple.

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« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2010, 01:03:54 PM »
JoanK, Joan Hickson's Miss Marple, does talk to herself in a mumbly way. I is a bit difficult to hear her.

Tonight we have a repeat of last year's Pocketfull of Rye. See a preview at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/marple/pocketfullofrye.html

The inspector is played by Matthew Macfadyen who was in the latest PBS production of Little Dorrit and who was Mr. Darcy in the 2005 film, Pride and Prejudice, with Keira Knightly.

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« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2010, 08:04:53 PM »
No Miss Marple for me tonight. My local station must be begging for dollars this week. There is a special on tonight. When I tuned in about an hour ago they had "The Priests" in concert. Now they have an honoring Elaine Paige whoever she is and an Ed Sullivan thing at nine.

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« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2010, 08:37:03 PM »
Too bad about Miss Marple, Frybabe.

From the Elaine Paige website at http://www.elainepaige.com/biography.html

"Elaine Paige has starred in numerous West End productions and on Broadway and in concert internationally, sweeping to fame when she created her award winning performance as Eva Peron in Evita. Shortly afterwards she created the role of Grizabella in the original production of Cats and the classic song Memory became one of Elaine's many hit records. "

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« Reply #72 on: June 07, 2010, 09:30:32 AM »
 No Miss Marple for me, either.  Drat!  My local PBS decided to do something else last night.
"I go to books and to nature as a bee goes to the flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey."  John Burroughs

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« Reply #73 on: June 07, 2010, 11:01:46 AM »
Miss Marple wasn't on in my area either. But we can watch Pocketful of Rye online through June 20 at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/marple/watch.html

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« Reply #74 on: June 07, 2010, 05:00:47 PM »
Miss Marple wasn't on in my area either--PBS fund raising time again.

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« Reply #75 on: June 08, 2010, 08:13:23 AM »
 I'm sure they'll get back to Miss Marple eventually; we'll just be lagging
behind.  The link was thoughtful, MARCIE, but videos don't work for me. No cc. 
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« Reply #76 on: June 08, 2010, 10:53:49 AM »
It's too bad that they don't print the text with online videos. I find subtitles very helpful when viewing DVDs. It makes it so much easier to catch what everyone says.

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« Reply #77 on: June 08, 2010, 02:53:02 PM »
No Miss Marple for me either.

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« Reply #78 on: June 08, 2010, 03:08:33 PM »
I guess that many areas have opted not to show the "reruns' of Miss Marple.

On June 20, we'll have a new production, "The Secret of the Chimneys." See http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/marple/chimneys.html

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« Reply #79 on: June 08, 2010, 07:46:10 PM »
I don't think I've seen either "The Secret of Chimneys" or "The Blue Geranium" before. At least I don't recognize anything from the clips. Edward Fox is playing in "The Secret of Chimneys". We seem to be seeing more of him lately.