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Some faces just get better and better . . .

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Roderick, coincidentally I watched “Murder, She Said� on Turner Classic Movies last night. The host Ben Mankiewicz told that story about Agatha Christie originally not favoring Rutherford’s casting. But he went on to say that Christie was pleasantly surprised by Rutherford’s performance and approved of her thereafter. Personally, I prefer the more frail versions, like Estelle.

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I started reading mysteries in 1986, after two coworkers visited me in hospital and brought a John D McDonald and a Raymond Chandler. (I think there was a
third, but it doesn't come to mind.) Several years ago I came to Agatha Christie; a biography filled me in on her extraordinary career.

In 2010 another episode of Poirot---one of the series starring David Suchet---this charming town-center structure appeared in several scenes. Again, I have
no idea which English town is home to this old octagonal structure. Perhaps the castle will help to identify it . . . ?


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SDR - The pretty little pavilion is the Yarn Market in Dunster. It dates from the early 17th century.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_Market,_Dunster

I'm still looking for the house you posted earlier with Poirot and Hastings out front.

I'm so pleased so many of you share my love for the old series. It's an absolute showplace for Deco and Moderne architecture. The location scouts deserve several awards.

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Certainly. Thank you ! And, for those who like old automobiles, the period vehicles employed in TV movies or series made in England and on the Continent and set in the 'thirties, 'forties and 'fifties, are a source of delight and interest.

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here's a nice link showing some Poirot locations:

http://www.chimni.com/wiki/Homes_Used_I ... t_Episodes


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Ha ! Thanks so much. I just found one of those pages (I assume), from your previous link: http://www.chimni.com/wiki/Marylands


What a pleasure: the Mediterranean drifts this far north . . . ?

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Oh, boy: what a dreamboat. With its orthodox geometries, not to say heft, could this crisp romanza have drawn Mr Wright's admiration (grudging or even enthusiastic), or his ire and distain ? Sign up here . . .

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So, from this building we (or at least, I) learn a name I haven't previously known -- the architect Oliver Hill.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hill

Even though his "Marylands" has the romantic Spanish/Scottish overtones, I see Oliver Hill was quite the streamline Moderne architect in the 30's. I see that he also designed the Midland Hotel in Morecambe:

http://www.tvlocations.net/doublesin2.htm

https://www.google.com/search?q=oliver+ ... 6&dpr=1.38

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This site has lots of of links to Poirot architecture:

http://www.tvlocations.net/poirotlocationindex.htm

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It certainly does. I like the device employed here

http://www.tvlocations.net/lloydsquare.jpg

for a "terraced" row of houses on falling ground . . .

I remember being pleased by this heroic square "arch" http://www.tvlocations.net/adelphi1.jpg

Arnos Grove tube station, Enfield, London, 1932:

http://www.tvlocations.net/waspsnest.htm

http://www.tvlocations.net/buckleshoe.htm

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Post by Roderick Grant »

All this attention on David Suchet and his Poirot. Don't forget Albert Finney in "Murder on the Orient Express," and in a different guise, Peter Ustinov in "Death on the Nile." Both were excellent portrayals, each in its own way. Though neither of them relied on an architectural background.

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Best all-time fictional role of the genre has to be Jeremy Brett as Sherlock. Crowded field, but the only portrayal with the coke-infused edginess accurately faithful to Doyle's character. The Granada TV (PBS) series was nothing short of wonderful.

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Murder on the Orient Express used the temple of Karnak. It's not deco, but they say deco used Egyptian motifs as a result of the fame of the Tutankamun discoveries at the time.

CORRECTION: Death on the Nile
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