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Thanks Becke you are the best!


becke_davis wrote:
This is exciting, Ryan! I just commented on your blog.

 

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Thanks Dulcinea for even reading them....I really appreciate it.


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I've been reading your blog, Ryan, even if I don't make many comments!


 

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Well I got Poirot Investigates finished and posted http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com/2009/09/agatha-christie-challenge-poirot.html

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You're moving right along now, Ryan! I just made a comment on your blog.

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Hi, Thought you might all like to know about the following programme to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Below I quote from the e mail sent by the BBC. The initial broadcast is on Saturday 12th Septemberand the repeat the following Monday. You can listen online via the BBC Radio Website.

 

"Archive on 4: Agatha Christie’s Life in Her Words, 8.00-9.00pm, repeated Monday 3.00-3.45pm
Val McDermid listens to recordings made by Agatha Christie which have never before been broadcast Dramatist Kevin Elyot, biographer Laura Thompson, archivist John Curran, who has recently deciphered Christie's notebooks, director Enyd Williams and writer Michael Bakewell, discuss their approach to dramatising her novels for TV and radio and the light that these recordings shed on Christie's working methods."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mj64x

 

 

Best wishes to all.

 

 

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Oooh, thanks for telling us about this! I'm reading a new book about Agatha Christie. I've been holding off talking about it because I'm hoping to get the author in for a visit and I haven't had a chance to contact him yet.

 

I don't think any of us at Mystery can ever get our fill of Christie!

 

 

Duchess of Death

 

 

 

 

 

While I was searching for the link, I also found this September 22 release:

 

 

Agatha Christie at Home

 

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Too much Agatha Christie?  That's like saying you can have too long to live or too many happy moments.  Just not possible!


becke_davis wrote:

Oooh, thanks for telling us about this! I'm reading a new book about Agatha Christie. I've been holding off talking about it because I'm hoping to get the author in for a visit and I haven't had a chance to contact him yet.

 

I don't think any of us at Mystery can ever get our fill of Christie!

 

 

Duchess of Death

 

 

 

 

 

While I was searching for the link, I also found this September 22 release:

 

 

Agatha Christie at Home

 


 

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Another Radio Programme for you all, well, two actually but I thought somebody might be interested. I show below, extracts from the BBC Radio 7 weekly newsletter.

 

Hercule Poirot: The ABC Murders
The arrival of an anonymous letter telling the Belgian sleuth to look out for Andover on the 21st of the month and signed "Yours ABC", is the beginning of one of his most enigmatic and disturbing cases. Starring John Moffatt as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, the cast also includes Simon Williams, Philip Jackson, Tom George and Ioan Meredith. First broadcast in 2000, the director is Enyd Williams. 
Sunday at 1pm and 1am

 

Crime And Thrillers
June Whitfield stars in The Murder at the VicarageMiss Marple: The Murder At the Vicarage
Agatha Christie's spinster sleuth has another case on her hands when a detested church-goer is found dead in the village of St. Mary Mead. June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple, with Imelda Staunton, Francis Matthews and Nigel Davenport. Dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell, the director is Enyd Williams.
Monday to Friday at 1pm, 8pm and 1am

 

The days in question refer to the coming week. and remember to take off 8 hours or just catch them on the BBC IPlayer. Happy Listening!

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Thanks so much for keeping us updated about these broadcasts, georgesmiley (love the shout-out to John LeCarre, by the way). I wonder if they are available as podcasts? I'm going to look into that -- thanks again!

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Hi Becke & Gang,

 

A quick answer to your point about Podcasts. You can certainly use their "Listen Again" feature. The June Whitfield version of "Miss Marple A Carribean Mystery" is currently running this way, you have 2 days left to listen to Part1, 3 days left for Part 2, 4 days left for Part 3 and 5 & 6 days left for Parts 4 and 5.

 

Only 1 day remains to listen to "A Body in the Library" which is a straight 90 minute play. all are through the BBC IPlayer

 

The only Podcasts I can find on BBC7 are for two childrens programmes so IPlayer looks the way to go.

 

Hope this helps, good luck to all

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Thank you! I'm passing this on to my husband, who is much more technologically inclined than I am! 

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Oh no - I missed Agatha Christie's birthday!! I don't think I ever knew this, but it was on September 15th. So HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, DAME AGATHA!

 

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Thanks to Mary Kennedy for posting this link about AGATHA CHRISTIE WEEK, which started today:

 

http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2009/09/agatha-christie-week-september-13-20.html

 

This week of September 13-20 is officially designated"Agatha Christie Week" in honor of Christie's birthday on September 15. I was lucky enough to be in Torquay for the Centenary where I participated in banquets and tours and special plays and celebrations. I also organized a special week long Agatha Christie celebration here in the San Francisco Bay Area during which I created a special mystery event a la Christie, although not nearly as clever. That was in 1991. Agatha Christie is the quintessential mystery writer, and her work is celebrated all over the world. 

 

http://paradise-mysteries.blogspot.com/2009/09/celebrating-agatha-christie-week-2.html

 

http://stirringthepudding.blogspot.com/2006/09/its-agatha-christies-birthday.html

 

http://www.suite101.com/blog/sandymae2000/happy_birthday_agatha_christie_

 


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Happy Belated Birthday to Agatha Christie!!!

 

That's interesting that June Whitfield is playing Miss Marple - I hope we eventually get this production shown over here.  I take it that this is a miniseries that is unrelated to the 'Marple' series that is currently starring Julia McKenzie?  I principally know June Whitfield as Eddie's mother in AbFab.

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Just to clear up any misunderstandings. The June Whitfield "Miss Marple" is a BBC Radio Serial not a TV series. June is the Radio Miss Marple just as Joan Hickson  (The very best Miss Marple ever!) was on BBCTV.


Yes Miss Whitfield was indeed on ABFAB. However, her career goes back to the period following the last unpleasantness with Herr Hitler. IMDB notes her first appearance on screen as being in 1946 when she was 21. I seem to have grown up with her voice as she was a vital part of and fixture in so many of the Radio Shows of my youth. I will not name them for so many will be unknown here in the U.S.


Now 84, (she will be 85 on Remembrance Day November 11th) Miss Whitfield continues to be in demand and in addition to appearances in 'Doctor Who' this year, she is scheduled to appear in another episode on January 1st 2010, thus taking her outstanding career into an eighth decade.

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While Joan Hickson is my favorite Miss Marple, too, I think June Whitfield would be great as the voice of Miss Marple on radio. I lived in England for a number of years, and June Whitfield was on a lot of shows while I was there. 

Here are more links:

 

http://www.geocities.com/gregorym101/marple.html

 

 

Speaking of Miss Marple, here's a clip of Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple -- and note that a young Joan Hickson is in the cast. I seem to remember June Whitfield was in it, too!

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According to Wikipedia, this is the best-selling Agatha Christie book of all time:

 

 

And Then There Were None

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Then_There_Were_None

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