Murder She Murdered

Feeding time often means being sat in front of the TV at a time you wouldn’t normally watch TV. Like yesterday, when I ended up watching Murder She Wrote – The Celtic Riddle, in which Jessica Fletcher travels to a place called ‘Ireland’ and investigates some murder or other.  In this ‘Ireland’, old men take the stage in raucous bars to tell stories of Tuatha De Danannn, men and women talk about speaking ‘Gaelic’, graveyard crosses are inscribed with Ogham, women get sent to Connemara to give birth to lovechildren and every second person sounds as though they are from America, and every third person sounds like they are from Scotland. Most worryingly, the Garda cars have registrations that begin with PIB: Northern ‘Ireland’ registrations from Armagh no less. I also spotted a vehicle with the reg beginning 00 F, whatever ‘F’ stands for.

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5 Responses to “Murder She Murdered”


  1. 1 Donagh January 22, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Considering how old Murder She Wrote is and the limited number of episodes filmed, and how often they are repeated, I still find it strange that while attending to my first child at the same age yours is now I remember watching that episode. My daughter is now almost five.

    I also remember thinking that is was worse that the Eastenders version, but a little better than Ballykissangel.

  2. 2 KevanB January 23, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    The casting was crap, the art direction was even worse, but the clapper loader really enjoyed the money he earned. As did the gaffer. They, without doubt, feel that once ever three years they might work on something they could suggest their Mammy watches.

    I must disagree with Donagh, I felt that Ballykissangel reached heights of intelectual excellence that Murder She Wrote would not be even aware of.

  3. 3 Hugh Green January 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I liked Ballykissangel. Maybe because I found Dervla Kirwan rather attractive.

  4. 4 Fionnuala February 14, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Did you know….

    that Angela Lansbury spent significant periods of time in Achill Island as a youngster, and named her production company after the glacial lake there (Corrymore)?!

    Although I don’t suppose Achill in the 1950s resembled the ‘Ireland’ of ‘Murder She Wrote’. There’s always room for creative genius in script-writing…

  5. 5 Hugh Green February 14, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Crumbs, I didn’t know that.


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