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This is one of my all-time favorite Christies as well. As is, in terms of TV adaptations, the corresponding installment of the series starring Joan Hickson.
BrokenTune 6 years ago
I really liked the McEwan adaptation. :)
Witty Little Knitter 6 years ago
I just watched this as an episode of 'Les Petites Meurtres d'Agatha Christie' which is - unsurprisingly - a French TV show which admittedly plays pretty loose with the original canon (they adapt various Marple, Poirot and other stories as part a series with a male cop and a female journalist as investigators). They are honestly a bit hit and miss for me but still quite interesting.
BrokenTune 6 years ago
How was it as a French adaptation?
Witty Little Knitter 6 years ago
Ah I'm always torn. Each on its own is quite interesting (they also transferred the plot to 1950s France and e.g. in a murdr is announced they have turned two into a lesbian couple which brought us the glorious dialoge 'Have you ever been married' - 'No, I've always been a homosexual') but as a series it is painfully noticeable how the source-material is *not* a series. E.g. how well the main characters get along varies from episode, just as the plot demands it and they way they get involved in the plot is sometimes horribly forced (in Death in Wychwood the journalist got a random proposal from the guy who then ended up being the main suspect...he had never been mentioned before and was never mentioned again...) which is just somewhat frustrating.
They're still fun and I watch them with subtitles and hope that it improves my French :D but not my favourite Christi adaptation
BrokenTune 6 years ago
Hahahaha.... Yes, they do sound like cringe-worthy adaptations. Tho, the Miss Hinchcliffe/Miss Murgatroyd pair does exist in the book - just not the specific dialogue.