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Why didn't AC write more Tommy and Tuppence Stories?



  • JanetBrownJanetBrown Investigator
    MissQuin said:
    I agree about Evans but on the other hand, part of what's interesting is the question over if Frankie and Bobby will get together. That would only have worked before T&T got married.

    I think Frankie is less an authiasast than Tuppence, not a bad thing though. 
    Hey, I'm just wondering, what does authiasast mean?

  • JanetBrownJanetBrown Investigator
    Oops, I put my question in the quote...I don't really know how to do that properly.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think it would have worked if Lady Derwent and Bobby had appeared in some more Books, they would be slightly different as she would be a Lady of Leisure and he would spend some evenings and Sundays playing the Church Organ but we couldn't have more Bobby and Bundle Books which is a shame. 
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    I meant Bill and Bundle.
  • TheodoraTheodora Investigator

    @Tommy_A_Jones, I agree. It would be nice to have more Bundle and Bob.

    Maybe, A.C. felt more comfortable writting Poirot/Miss Marple plots than T&T.

  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    She was probably persuaded that the ones with Poirot and Miss Marple were more commercially viable, It appeared to me that to some extent the latter 2 with the Beresfords were an afterthought, also she put herself in a Corner with Bobby and Lady Derwent and Bundle and Bob by Marrying them off, if they hadn't been married off they might have had more books in them, actually I suppose they could each have had 2 more books out of them, perhaps on their Honeymoon and when married, perhaps you wouldn't have to have a Honeymoon Book but we could have had more and another Anne Beddingfield Book.
  • GriseldaGriselda ✭✭✭✭
    I read somewhere that fans asked Agatha Christie to write more stories for the Beresfords. Who knows, perhaps David Walliams and the production team had a thought that they might like to write a few more episodes, to makes the series a regular Sunday afternoon fixture. Do you know, that the 'slow burner' rather laid back style of David, and the honing in on detail in the rapport between the pair does seem to support that thesis. The story is designed to become secondary to the interweavings of the character pair we come to love. It could be a bit That a 'Call the bobbies on the Yorkshire moors for some summer wine' is being fabricated, and we've just knocked the wind out of their sails with all our hideously unkind comments about the performances. Perhaps we should be less picky if we want something cosy to watch on Sunday's, and Agatha Christie's genius must take a back seat to the pull of nostalgia.
  • Christopher_WrenChristopher_Wren Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ✭✭✭
    edited September 2015
    How could "They came to Baghdad" have been a Tommy and Tuppence story, given the particular plot twist. I mean, I guess it is possible, but you do realize, what this would have meant?

    By the way, I found the Beresfords boring, and none of their storys is among my top 30 or probably 40 Christie storys.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    I love The Beresfords, but As David Walliams Tommy in the BBC Series I think it would be disasterous if They did with the Beresfords what ITV did with Miss Marple and put them in Christies they shouldn't be in, they would have to write whole new stories but It would be much better if they re-cast and got someone who was going to play Tommy at least Adequately.
  • GriseldaGriselda ✭✭✭✭
    I think it could happen that the BBC would write completely new stories for the Beresfords. To be truthful, I agree with you, Christopher Wren. I am not enamoured of the T and T adventures in the way I love Poirot. I think they are what Christie describes in her forward to The Man in the Brown Suit ( not of course a Beresford novel) they are adventures and not mysteries. This is why I don't warm to the early ones; the later ones are weak - and the tv Marple adaption even made Pricking of My Thumbs better, so we'll was it acted by all the cast. The couple are something of a generic pair of upper class adventurers, and I think you could devise a series of new stories for the if you decided not to be purist about it. Atmosphere is something Christie conveys brilliantly, and you can emulate her style to re create this atmosphere.
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