Saturday, May 30, 2009


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Upcoming Broadcasts – Mark Your Calendars!

“Six by Agatha” – Sundays, June 21 to July 26, 2009 on PBS (check local listings)

With grey cells firing and knitting needles clicking, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple make their triumphant return to PBS in “Six by Agatha,” a half dozen whodunits by the greatest mystery author of all time. David Suchet (Henry VIII, The Way We Live Now) reprises his signature role of the Belgian private eye who cracks cases with the help of his “little grey cells,” and award-winning actress Julia McKenzie (Cranford) debuts as the newest grandmotherly sleuth.

Hercule Poirot:
“Cat Among the Pigeons”—Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 9pm
“Mrs. McGinty’s Dead”—Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 9pm

Miss Marple, Series IV:
“A Pocket Full of Rye”—Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 9pm
“Murder is Easy”—Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 9pm
“They Do it With Mirrors”—Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 9pm
“Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?”—Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 9pm

MASTERPIECE and will give you access to experts connected to each of our programs. Post your questions and participate in the discussion! This month features Mystery Scene Magazine editor and co-publisher Kate Stine for “Six by Agatha” the week of July 5.

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Learn More About “Six by Agatha”!
Among the web goodies you’ll find - an interview with “Hercule Poirot” himself, David Suchet, as well as interviews on “The Female Detective” with noted mystery writers Sue Grafton, Faye Kellerrman, and Tess Gerritsen.

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