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Miss Marple's Side-kick

Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
If Agatha Christie had given Miss Marple a Permanent or Occasional Side-Kick who should it have Been? Dolly? Miss Dane Calthorp? Cherry, Bunch? Grizelda or Lucy? If she had been in Death On The Nile I would have liked to see Dolly Accompany her or Cherry and maybe Evil Under The Sun too.
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  • tudestudes Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ✭✭✭✭
    I think it would be Dolly. She and Miss Marple are great together.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, they are.
  • tudestudes Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ✭✭✭✭
    Dolly is smart and could have good hunches. Besides, she's talkative (at least, I think) and could get a lot of information.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree Tudes
  • HerculeAndAchilleHerculeAndAchille Harrogate, England ✭✭✭
    I saw Lucy as a one-time Watson - I would have liked to see more of Elspeth McGillicuddy, though, who sounds a very interesting and memorable character - at least, from her descripition in 4.50 from Paddington.
  • I vote for Dolly. While Lucy is clever and active, Dolly is more of a companion to Miss Marple, and sets her off - even their differences are interesting - MM much more clear-headed, but Dolly supplying common sense and knowledge of the people involved.
  • PoirotBabosaGalaxyPoirotBabosaGalaxy Outer Space Investigator
    I saw Lucy as a one-time Watson - I would have liked to see more of Elspeth McGillicuddy, though, who sounds a very interesting and memorable character - at least, from her descripition in 4.50 from Paddington.
    Yes! Mrs. McGillicuddy, the reliable sidekick. 

    It's about time you start believing that the little grey cells exist...


  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    It could only be EITHER Dolly or Elspeth in a Friend capacity OR Cherry in the same way Bunter is Lord Peter Wimsey's Side-kick as a Servent. IMHO
  • It's interesting that MM doesn't have a permanent side-kick - she is part of a community, unlike Poirot, so she has various helpers. However, I would have liked to see more of Dolly, Cherry and Lucy. Dolly has a lot of human understanding, Cherry could supply more information about the "development" people (maybe have a murder occur in the development, where MM is a little out of her depth and Cherry helps). As for Lucy - she is my favourite MM helper, but since it is fairly obvious at the end of 4.50 that she is going to marry Brian Eastley, she would be pretty much out of MM's sphere. 
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    No, she's going to marry Cedric but she will still be out of Miss Marple's sphere, Bunch makes a good Side-kick in A Murder Is Announced and The Rev is in Murder At The Vicarage but it didn't need Miss Marple The Rev should have been sleuth with either The Doc or Melchett as side-kick.
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