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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Inflating Agatha

Watching a Miss Marple on cable I note the almost invariable habit of modern TV of inflating the social status of the participants.  It's A Pocketful of Rye, and the house has been switched to something just short of Blenheim rather than Yewtree Lodge, the upper-middle-class household with three, rather than thirty, servants.  Aggie almost never touched on the aristocracy - didn't know it, didn't bother with it. But a chance to show off how the other half, or 1%, lives cannot be passed up.  The Downton Abbey effect.

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