On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 18:28:41 -0300, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
Post by Penny
I discovered the brief but marvelous 1920s detective series she made with
Neil Dudgeon - the Mrs Bradley Mysteries - on DVD a few years back (I never
saw them on TV). The comic spark between the two of them (he played her
chauffeur) was reminiscent of Steed and Peel. I suspect the frocks were one
of her reasons for taking the part.
That sounded so much like the Australian TV series The Miss Fisher
Murder Mysteries - the spark in the latter series being with the
butler - that I had to go and compare. The writers were a generation
apart but it looks to me as if (sweeping generalisation) both of them
were prolific writers of whatever people were prepared to buy and I am
sure both of them borrowed copiously. Incidentally we were talking
about Isabel Allende this morning in much the same vein: what is
popular this week? Feminism? I will knock out a quick feminist novel
The Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries Sounds interesting. If the non-production
of Doctors goes on long enough, maybe the BBC will buy it in to run in that
early afternoon slot. I quite enjoyed The Heights (another Australian
series), which we had until recently - currently they are rerunning Land
Girls, which has longer episodes and messes more with the TV/Radio schedule
so I'm all at sea with the afternoon radio dramas, not just on Mondays.
Last summer we had a New Zealand series, 600 words, which I really enjoyed.
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959