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".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • "A Pocket Full of Rye" has Peter Davison (shortly after he left Doctor Whoalthough his character in Pocket is closer to the Valeyard).
    • The police sergeant in "A Murder is Announced" is played by Kevin Whately.
    • The Vicar in "Murder at the Vicarage" is played by Paul Eddington.
    • Blofeld makes an appearance in A Caribbean Mystery.
    • Daisy shows up in "The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side."
  • The Other Darrin: Jason Rafiel is played by Frank Gatliff in Nemesis and Donald Pleasence in A Caribbean Mystery.

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

  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Half the cast of Robin Hood has put in an appearance, including Robin Hood ("The Secret of Chimneys"), Guy of Gisborne ("Ordeal By Innocence"), The Sheriff of Nottingham ("The Moving Finger") Pitts and Matilda ("By the Pricking of My Thumbs").
    • Likewise, the cast of Merlin also like to visit, and so far has included Morgause ("The Moving Finger"), Edwin Muirden ("Ordeal By Innocence"), Valiant ("Nemesis"), Nimueh and the Witchfinder ("By the Pricking of My Thumbs"), the Gleeman and Lady Catrina ("Sleeping Murder") and Lady Vivian ("Why Didn't They Ask Evans?").
    • The cast of Sherlock also enjoy making appearances. The the man himself in Murder is Easy, alongside Henry Knight, Mrs. Hudson in Sleeping Murder, Inspector Lestrade in A Pocket Full of Rye, Mycroft in Murder at the Vicarage and Sarah in The Sittaford Mystery
    • Owen and Adam from Torchwood appear in "Ordeal by Innocence", as does Mrs Bennett, Mrs Elton, Doctor Mac, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and Wedge Antilles.
    • Captain Trevelyan in The Sittaford Mystery is James Bond.
  • 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!