What character from fiction has been portrayed on television by Joan Hickson, Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie? Continue reading
Hugh Fraser portrayed the character of Captain Arthur J. M. Hastings on what television series? Continue reading
“Some cases are simple and some are trés compliqué but all are of interest because all, you understand, rest solely on the character of the participant.” – Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Fans of Miss Marple may have caught Part One of A Murder Is Announced Saturday night on UNC-EX. The 3-part mystery was first broadcast in 1985 and features several familiar faces UNC-TV viewers would better know from other shows. See if you spotted them all.
First, we have the delightful Samantha Bond who plays Julia Simmons. She’s shown up on UNC-TV a lot lately so it almost seems unfair to even point her out any more. Nonetheless, Samantha Bond is Lady Rosamund Painswick in Downton Abbey (the Earl of Grantham’s sister), Women’s Institute leader Frances Barden in Home Fires and Auntie Angela in the sitcom Outnumbered. She was also Peter Davison’s wife, Lisa Shore, on the series Distant Shores.
Next up, it’s Kevin Whately. I could play coy and point out he popped up once on the Britcom You Must Be The Husband (or something equally obscure) but he is immediately recognizable from one source and one source only – his portrayal of Robert Lewis on both Inspector Morse and the spin-off/sequel Lewis. By the way, in A Murder Is Announced, Whately plays Detective Sergeant Fletcher. Perhaps it’s this role that initially got him the Lewis part. Continue reading