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Re: David Suchet as Poirot
Posted By: Brunnen-G, on host
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at 14:14:23
In Reply To: Re: Getting wet for fun (and other stuff!) posted by Sam on Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at 13:50:14:

> > Don't know what the "mystery!" thing is though.
> British mystery series, repackaged for American PBS television. All the Agatha Christie series you guys have -- Poirot, with David Suchet; Miss Marple, with Joan Hickson; Partners In Crime, with Francesca Annis and James Warwick -- are featured on it, plus a bunch of other series like Lord Peter Wimsey, with Ian Carmichael. Same shows, different packaging. Basically, the "Mystery!" open credits show up, then a host (currently Diana Rigg) introduces whatever show it's going to be, and then we get the opening credits to that show, then the show itself.
> We also have a cable channel called A&E (Arts & Entertainment) that shows a lot of these British mystery series under their original names.

The David Suchet series of Poirot is the GREATEST. I can't read the books now without picturing him as Poirot. He's perfect.

You know they've got a show as right as it can get, when you previously had a *different* mental image of the book character, and the actor actually makes you change your mind on that.

Brunnen-"usually it goes the other way around"G

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