Saturday, July 4, 2009

The return of Miss Marple!

I am extremely excited and thrilled about the return of Miss Marple to Masterpiece Mystery, starting tomorrow night. Series four marks the debut of Julia McKenzie as the sharp-witted, astute, knitting-loving sleuth. Here's a bit about series four and the upcoming schedule:

With a gentle smile and a probing mind, Agatha Christie's Miss Marple often finds herself at the center of trouble — a witness to betrayals, poisonings and all manner of mayhem. Knitting needles in hand and a cup of tea always at the ready, Marple quietly earns confidence while uncovering secrets and exposing killers.

In Series IV, the famous knitting needles change hands, passing to actress Julia McKenzie (Cranford). Stepping into the shoes of a succession of screen Marples, including Margaret Rutherford, Angela Lansbury, Joan Hickson, and Geraldine McEwan, McKenzie feels both honored and awed. "I'm very excited but also slightly daunted by the enormous responsibility that comes with taking on such an iconic role," she says. "And I suppose I'll have to remind myself how to knit!"

JUL 5 – 26 Miss Marple, Series IV
One of Agatha Christie's signature characters returns to Mystery!, with Julia McKenzie taking over the role of spinster sleuth Miss Marple in four new episodes.
Jul 5 A Pocket Full Of Rye (90 minutes)
Jul 12 Murder is Easy (90 minutes)
Jul 19 They Do It With Mirrors (90 minutes)
Jul 26 Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (90 minutes)

A Pocket Full of Rye features Matthew Macfadyen (woo-hoo!) as a guest star. Can. Not. WAIT. :)

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