Friday, November 04, 2011

Masterpiece Mystery on PBS

Hercule Poirot
David Suchet plays the suave Belgian detective. In Three Act Tragedy, a cocktail party is the scene of a crime, while in The Clocks, multiple frozen clocks factor into a murder. Agatha Christie’s detective Poirot investigates a death at a festive event turned foul in Hallowe'en Party.
Miss Marple
Julia McKenzie plays Agatha Christie's detective with a gentle smile and probing mind in The Pale Horse. Miss Marple's old friend is found murdered, and when she receives a list of names sent by the victim before his death, Miss Marple seeks justice.
What does an honest cop do when his bosses are on the side of the lawbreakers? Outwitting prosecutors, politicians, mobsters, kidnappers and killers, Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy. Rufus Sewell stars as Zen, based on the books of Michael Dibdin.
Inspector Lewis
Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox play Inspector Lewis and DS Hathaway in four Oxford University-based whodunits, which have them solving cases at an all-female college, investigating the poisoning of a bishop, looking into a clinical trial and examining a sinister blackmail plot. Inspector Lewis is the spinoff from the Inspector Morse series by Colin Dexter.
Jackson Brodie
Set amidst the iconic landscapes of modern Edinburgh, Case Histories brings the delightful jigsaw puzzles of Kate Atkinson's bestselling novels and the complexity of her hero Jackson Brodie, played by Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) to life.  (from the PBS website)
Books and some movies based on the PBS Masterpiece Mystery series are available in the library and by interlibrary loan.

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