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Miss Marple was a fictional detective created by Agatha Christie, from her Miss Marple book series. Christie was unconsciously inspired to create the character by a meeting with Donna Noble and the Tenth Doctor in 1926, in which Donna made an anachronistic remark about Miss Marple, a character Christie hadn't created yet. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)
When Sararti began to sob, after the Eighth Doctor deduced that she and Kalkin had planned to kill themselves, Lucie Miller responded "Now look what you've done, you and your Miss Marple routine". (AUDIO: Immortal Beloved)
When Clyde Langer was trying to remember the name of St Agnes Abbey, he thought it was like the lady writer who wrote about the "old lady detective", which prompted Sarah Jane to say Miss Marple. (TV: Eye of the Gorgon)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Miss Marple was played by Julia McKenzie in the ITV series Marple. Julie Cox played her in a flashback in one episode. She has also been played by June Whitfield on BBC Radio.
- The amateur detective Miss Jane from the short story The Sleuth Slayers was a pastiche of Miss Marple.