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All About Agatha (Christie)


May 17, 2024

It's another episode focused on the adaptations of Agatha Christie: specifically, those talented actors who have brought life to Monsieur Poirot and Miss Marple in films and television for nearly 100 years now. Who will win the title of Greatest Poirot and Greatest Marple of Them All? And how will the rankings leading up to my #1 picks shake out? I surprised myself with a few of my choices here, and I look forward to receiving outraged responses from at least a few of you. Special thanks to Scott Ratner for his spirited commentary on one of these actors, and the valuable insights his perspective provided.

Please note that I spoil the plot of Curtain, and also the 2018 adaptation of The ABC Murders in this episode.

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I mentioned a few different adaptations over the course of this episode. Click below to access them.

Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple (Japanese-language animated series)

Murder by the Book (starring Ian Holm and Peggy Ashcroft)

Various BBC radio plays

Viki.com (where you can watch Ms. Ma, Nemesis)