Trivia / Miss Marple

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Miss Marple (BBC TV series starring Joan Hickson)

  • The Danza: Hawes's first name is never mentioned in the book version of Murder At The Vicarage, but in the BBC version, he's called Christopher, same as the actor who plays him.
  • Fake American: Several but notably Claire Bloom as Marina Gregg in "The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side" and Sue Lloyd with a hideous attempt at a Deep South American accent in "A Caribbean Mystery".
  • The Other Darrin: Jason Rafiel is played by Frank Gatliff in Nemesis and Donald Pleasence in A Caribbean Mystery.
  • You Look Familiar: Many years before starring in the BBC series, Joan Hickson played a housekeeper in one of the Margaret Rutherford films.

Marple (ITV TV series starring Geraldine McEwan / Julia McKenzie)

  • The Other Darrin: Julia McKenzie replaced Geraldine McEwan and plays the character very differently.
    • A few of the recurring characters are also examples of this.
      • Jason Rafiel was voiced by Herbert Lom in Nemesis, yet played by Antony Sher in A Caribbean Mystery.
      • Dr Haydock is played by Robin Soans in The Body in the Library, Robert Powell in The Murder at the Vicarage and Neil Stuke in The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side.
      • Averted with Dolly Bantry, who is played by Joanna Lumley both times, despite each of her appearances in the series being with different Miss Marples!