Wednesday, February 13, 2008


And so a new Miss Jane Marple has been chosen to continue in the role recently vacated by Geraldine McEwan. (However, she will find her village of St. Mary's Mead to be located in yet another alternate Toobworld.)

Julia McKenzie has been selected to play Agatha Christie's spinster sleuth. I'm not familiar with her work, having never seen 'Fresh Fields' in which she starred with the late Anton Rodgers, nor any of her other works.

I have seen some reservations about her choice to be Miss Marple. Mark Wright of The Stage wrote in the TV Today blog: "Certainly it isn’t obvious casting, and that’s all to the good. It doesn’t feel quite right, but then Geraldine McEwan always felt too right, if that makes any sense."

Not really, but like him, I'll reserve judgement until I've seen how she plays out. Not that it really matters in the long run for Toobworld.....

Toby OB

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