Sunday, April 29, 2012

He's a Masterpiece and a mystery!

I have loved watching PBS's Masterpiece Theatre ever since Alistair Cooke was its host.  Now known as Masterpiece Classic, it has since 2008 had a young and  beautiful new host in Laura Linney. I also enjoy the Masterpiece Mystery series which very often includes Agatha Christie's master detective Hercule Poirot. In my teen years I couldn't get enough of that series of books.  My favourite book was The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, which unfortunately did not translate well to the screen.  I remember being disappointed with it when it aired, quite some time ago.

While scouring Youtube for my regular Armitage fanvid fix, I recently came across someone who obviously shares my love of Poirot and Richard Armitage.  Here is RA as John Thornton in North and South set to Poirot's theme music!

Inspector Thornton (Murder in Milton) / by NotEvenAnOuch


Faboamanto said...

That was a very clever video!

Richard Armitage would be a great period detective, and so would John Thornton! Thanks for finding and posting.

phylly3 said...

Wasn't it though? You are very welcome! I was very happy to find it and share it. :)

MaryKwizMiz said...

funny, was contemplating him in a period detective role when I was watching Murdoch Mysteries a while back.. lovely Canadian export (not that it ever reached our shores :)

phylly3 said...

@MaryKwizMiz - Thank you so much for mentioning that Canadian series- (would you believe I had never heard of it!). I have since looked it up and was shocked to realize it has been on TV for 5 years, but I've never noticed it! Then I saw that it was on a channel I don't watch very much and on a Saturday night (when I rarely watch any television - other than a movie!). I see season 6 is coming to CBC so I will probably start watching it then.

Anonymous said...

Murder in Milton is brilliant! Well done, NotEvenAnOuch. Thank you for digging up the remains, Phylly! (Murdoch Myteries is very good.)


phylly3 said...

I like the way you put things, LOL! (I am still a bit embarrassed I didn't know about Murdoch Mysteries!) :D

tyme_4_t said...

Adding to the cheers for Murdoch Mysteries! Enjoy the series!
Here's a little known fact (sounding like Cliff from Cheers) Keeley Hawes was in the first "series" of Murdoch Mysteries....(anything connection to MI-5/spooks makes me smile!)

phylly3 said...

Curiouser and curiouser! I am definitely going to have to watch this series. I found link to watch online:
Thanks for letting me know about this mystery series!

MaryKwizMiz said...

I only vaguely remember the first series, and not her being in it.. must re-watch. Still have to catch up on series 5. Was hooked on it for a while :) .. lots of great guest stars too over the years... and let's face it, shallow me reckons Yannick Bisson is not exactly an eyesore LOL
Oh Canada!!! :)

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