Miss Marple - A Pocketful of Rye details
|Starring:||Joan Hickson, Annette Badland, Rachel Bell, Joan Hickson/ Annette Badland/ Rachel Bell|
|Genres:||Drama - Crime, Television - BBC|
Miss Marple - A Pocketful of Rye
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Jul 2000|
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Joan Hickson Lights up the StageBy a customer from London, England , 04 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Agatha Christie adaptations are a hit and miss affair, as it's very easy just to burlesque the main character because Christie always writes them with slightly clumsy eccentricities, so Miss Marple's often a dotty old bat, and Poirot's an obsessive compulsive nutjob. The last TV adaptations of both of these magnificently avoid falling into these traps. Joan Hickson positively sparkles as Miss Marple, apparently dotty, but underneath it fiendishly calculating. Good stuff, as long as you like Agatha Christie.
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Good old MarpleBy a customer , 02 Sep 2011Joan Hickson is a good Marple. Have started watching the whole series - very relaxing, easy-going dramas. Nice for a Sunday evening.
Miss Marple does it againBy FarrukhsHoney (471 reviews) from Basildon , 02 Jul 2009if there was to be anyone to do a good Miss Marple other than Margaret Rutherford, it would be Joan Hickson
Miss Maple - A pocketful of RyeBy a customer from High Wycombe , 12 Sep 2008Very good. worth watching as a family. The only problem is the film is not rated. It says tbc.
Character Acting At Its BestBy robertconnor (177 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 10 Jan 2007One of the strengths of the BBC's 1980s adaptations of Christie's Miss Marple stories was the brilliant casting choices for all characters. A Pocketful of Rye is no exception, with sublime performances from Cadell (her tv debut) as the all-knowing and 'excellent' Miss Dove, Wilkinson as D.I. Neele, Drake formidable as Aunt Effie and Kendall hilarious as Mrs. Crump. The wintery landscape and light give the piece a dark and rather uncomfortable feel, all adding to the chilly proceedings. All this and another brilliantly realised portrait of 'the Marple woman' by Hickson. A treat!
A Truckfull of EntertainmentBy noirpanther (218 reviews) from London , 12 Sep 2006Joan Hickson, excellent production and Agagtha Christie's clever, entertaining writing make for another enjoyable Miss Marple story.
(Helpful note: Avoid the new Geraldine McEwan versions at all costs. Her interpretation of Miss Marple is of an arrogant, pushy, and ghastily dressed ghoul is nearly stomach turning).