PBS Masterpiece: Miss Marple and more...

Coming up this Sunday, May 23, 2010
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Julia McKenzie (Cranford) is back in the role of Agatha Christie’s spinster sleuth, pursuing a series of new crimes and dark occurrences.

Hugh Bonneville (Daniel Deronda, Lost in Austen, Miss Austen Regrets),
Lindsay Duncan (Lost in Austen, Mansfield Park, Rome)
Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous)
(All episodes 90 minutes.)

May 23 Miss Marple, Series V: “The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side”
Jun. 6 Miss Marple, Series IV: “A Pocket Full of Rye” (Encore)
Jun 13 Miss Marple, Series IV: “Murder is Easy” (Encore)
Jun 20 Miss Marple, Series V: “The Secret of Chimneys”
Jun 27 Miss Marple, Series V: “The Blue Geranium”

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David Suchet reprises his role as suave detective Hercule Poirot in three new episodes. Whether he’s on holiday or simply going about his business near his London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders…whether they ask for his help or not.
(All episodes 90 minutes.)

Jul 11 Hercule Poirot, Series X: “Murder on the Orient Express”
Jul 18 Hercule Poirot, Series X: “The Third Girl”
Jul 25 Hercule Poirot, Series X: “Appointment with Death”
Aug 1 Hercule Poirot, Series IX: “Cat Among the Pigeons” (Encore)

There will also be a new 'Sherlock' starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes with Martin Freeman taking on the role of Watson. As far as I can tell, it will air on BBC in October and presumably sometime after that on PBS.

"The thrilling new Sherlock series is a fast-paced, witty take on the legendary crime drama, now set in present day London and starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, The Last Enemy) as the eponymous detective. Martin Freeman (The Office UK, Hot Fuzz) plays his loyal friend, Doctor John Watson, and Rupert Graves (God on Trial, The Forsyte Saga) is Inspector Lestrade. Co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling, Jekyll) and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Crooked House), the iconic details from Arthur Conan Doyle's original books remain: same address, same names — and somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting."


  1. yay! i can't wait to see this one :)

  2. Yay! I can't wait either! Let the mystery begin!! :)

  3. Darn! I missed watching my Sunday programs this week! Why are they showing new productions this time of year. Whatever happened to reruns?
    I am going to miss all the David Suchet Hercule Poirot series too as I will be away on holidays in July!
    They had better show them again in the Fall! :(

  4. phylly3,
    I think with the popularity of Poirot, there will probably be online sources to watch it :) Too bad that we're not in the States to watch it on PBS when they air it online.

  5. I get a PBS here on cable! That's how I watch MI-5 and the other specials like Emma, and The 39 Steps, etc.

  6. Yes Phylly, me too! But I was thinking you might be able to catch it after the airdate when PBS streams it online and that's not available to those of us outside the US :(



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