Agatha Christie's Marple
- 6 Seasons
Agatha Christie's Marple is a British television series based on Christie's female sleuth, Miss Jane. The series premiered in 2004 with Geraldine McEwan in the title role. Viewers were not sure that McEwan fit the role of Miss Marple, but the ratings slowly climbed, and soon it became one of the most-watched television shows in the UK and around the world. Based on the writings of Dame Agatha Christie, the series revolves around the exploits of amateur sleuth Jane Marple. Miss Marple seems at first to be just a sweet little old lady. Adversaries soon realize she has a mind like a steel trap. She is a force to be reckoned with. Miss Marple resides in the quiet village of St. Marys Mead. She is a bit of a nosy, gossipy little woman but is well liked by all. Although she has never married, Miss Marple has a gaggle of nieces, nephews and family friends to visit. She is often crocheting or knitting some pink fluffy item for a neighbor's child or a new little niece or nephew. Wherever she goes, murder seems close at hand. Through keen instincts and listening to gossip, she always seems to be one step ahead of the local police and detectives. Detectives find her a minor irritant and generally dismiss her as a silly old biddy. Soon they realize how they have underestimated her. Much to the chagrin of detectives, she has a talent for discovering who the culprit is. She is seldom wrong. In 2007 Geraldine retired from the role. Julia Mckenzie took over the role of Miss Marple. Mckenzie's Marple is slightly different from McEwan's. Some critics have noticed that her character was closer to Joan Hickman's portrayal of the sleuth in the 80s.