SeaSnap, Why Not sell your DVD o ebay and do yourself a favour and with the Money buy an Adaptation you DO Want, A version of ATTWN perhaps or the Warwick/Annis adaptations or the Warwick/Cheryl Campbell version of Seven Dials Mystery.
Although I don't like what ITV did with the Character or the Portrayals of McKewen and McKenzie who are both Brilliant Actresses and have both been in Brilliant sit-coms, I do like SOME of the Episdes, I like the ITV versions of Murder At The Vicarage, 4.50 From Paddington, The Blue Gerraneum, Greenshawes Folly and Caribbean Mystery
Joan Hickson is the only Miss Marple for me.
I tried watching the more modern versions but hated them. Too many changes.
What they did to my favourite, Sleeping Murder, was criminal! At least I have my Joan Hickson version on DVD.
I agree Anne and Nemesis and not having Bunch in A Murder Is Announced was wrong
I haven't seen the new version of Nemesis, after the horror of Sleeping Murder I stopped watching the adaptations.
I think I saw the latest A Murder is Announced. Did the actress, Zoe (Whatever her name is), who plays Mrs Oliver in Poirot, take the part of Letita Blacklock? I have a vague memory of her clutching her pearls to her throat and breaking them.
I did see the new Body in the Library. I hated the way they changed the murderer.
There was another modern one I saw before giving up and it had Miss Marple confessing to having been in love with a married man when she was younger. I can't remember which one it was. I think I saw one with Tuppence in, too, and Tommy was a horrible, uncaring husband.
It was after these, and the horrible Sleeping Murder that was the final straw to me ever watching one again. I will stick with the Joan Hickson episodes. I love these, except for Nemesis, I find it the worst of the her adaptations.
I don't know why they decided to give Miss Marple a married man for an old love. It was probably so she could have something in common and relate to a person in the story.
I can't remember which adaptation it was so I have no idea who it could be.
Why didn't they give her an old boyfriend who died young before they could marry? That would have been more in character with the Jane Marple Agatha wrote in her books.
I agree with you Anne, I think it was Body In The Library
Joan Hickson is the only Miss Marple for me.I tried watching the more modern versions but hated them. Too many changes.What they did to my favourite, Sleeping Murder, was criminal! At least I have my Joan Hickson version on DVD.
I am in a dilemma. Just this morning, I received a late Christmas gift from a dear friend who knows I like detective stories and, especially, Agatha Christie.
She bought me a DVD of the "new" series of Miss Marple starring Geraldine McEwan with "4.50 From Paddington", "Body in the Library","Murder at the Vicarage", and "A Murder is Announced".
I watched all these on TV when they came out and disliked them because of all the changes made.
I have all of these on DVD with Joan Hickson ( the only Miss Marple for me).
What do I do? I cannot bear to watch them, but I know she will eventually ask me if I enjoyed them so what will I say?