Oh boy, this is a great thread! Right up my alley! The shows and actors mentioned are all amazing!
Jeremy Brett- what an actor and what a Holmes! The very, very best! I cried very hard when that gentleman passed away.
Basil Rathbone definitely takes the #2 spot.
While Joan Hickson is very, very close to how Christie wrote the character, I think Margaret Rutherford had a warm and a sense of humor about her portral that I enjoy.
As for the amazing Geraldine McEwan, she is wonderful in everything she does and I will be buying all of the sets of Miss Marple with her in it. I grew to truly love her for all time when I saw the beautiful BBC TV show "Mulberry" which I still lament was cancelled before they could finish the story in its third season. Anyone who loves that show will be happy to know that the two seasons of it will be on DVD coming out in June.
I am also a huge fan of David Suchet's Poirot and also agree that the newest shows are missing without the strong and lovely supporting actors who are a perfect foil for such a character as Poirot.
How I wish there was a TV channel just for BBC mysteries!
Thanks for the thread,
SunnySister "Who grew up wishing she was Sherlock"