4.50 From Paddington (TV drama, 1987)

   This morning at 8:00, temperature is 23℃(73℉). Wow, it’s cool. Autumn is approaching me. In the afternoon, of course, it heats up to over 30℃(86℉). Now, at 17:00, still 34℃(93℉). Hot, hot, hot.

   I watched the drama “4.50 From Paddington (1987)“. Until doing this, I liked Geraldine McEwan than Joan Hickson as Miss Marple. But after that, I began to appreciate Joan Hickson as this character. I always liked “4.50 From Paddington” when first I had read it. In this, Miss Marple is very old. Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple is cute. But, Joan Hickson has something noble as the character.

   Besides, I discovered Jill Meager as the character Lucy Eyelesbarrow is good. Lucy Eyelesbarrow is a very unique character. Unless Miss Marple got such an old age, Lucy Eyelesbarrow had no chance created by Agatha, I think. Of course, the period when the novel was written probably influences her personality. She is a working woman and I feel she is the same class as Miss Marple and her friends. Don’t you think the world of Miss Marple has no working woman of the class as Miss Marple’s? Miss Marple herself is a rich and upper-class old lady, though she is less rich with the times.

   Lucy is an educated and smart, then she picks housekeeping as her job at that time(late 1950s). And that, she is a success. Incredible!!

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