Sunday, July 19, 2009

“Marple her name, marble her nature…”

I meant to post this yesterday but in the hustle and bustle of watching the first chapter of Jungle Queen (1945) it totally slipped my mind. I got an e-mail from Jonathan Calder yesterday asking if I would point those faithful TDOY readers who are fans of the wonderful British comic actor James Robertson Justice in the direction of his blog Liberal England, where he has a short quiz up with some questions about JRJ. I haven’t seen enough of the man’s work to qualify (I’ve seen him in the first of the Margaret Rutherford-Miss Marple pictures, Murder She Said [1961], Histoires extraordinaires (1968; a.k.a. Spirits of the Dead) and the inaugural entry in the “Doctor” series, Doctor in the House [1954]—in which he played the rascally Sir Lancelot Spratt, but that’s the extent of my education) but I thought some of you might get a kick out of it here.

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