God bless the Disney channel. According to a number of sources across the internet, so it’s bound to be true, they are producing a series of Miss Marple films. About when she was young.
Oh my goodness. (That’s the polite version) Right, Disney, we need to have some words…
Let’s get this straight, Disney. Miss Marple is not young. Miss Marple became the super-sleuth she is by watching life in the village pass by her for all of her life. This is Miss Marple
or possibly this.
is not Miss Marple.
Unless you’re going to tell stories of Ms Garner peering through her net curtains at her neighbours all day long while making notes, please don’t bother. Find a new detective character who actually fits the actress in question – an older Nancy Drew? Then go and hire Judi Dench for Miss Marple. Or just buy the broadcast rights for the Julia McKenzie version. Otherwise, I’ll go and buy the rights for Winnie The Pooh and re-imagine him as an adult grizzly bear who eats piglets and donkeys for breakfast. See how you like it…
UPDATE: As far as I can see, this project is dead. Hurrah!