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Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot has been portrayed by a number of different actors. Which of these have *not* taken the role of Poirot in film or television?

Select one of the following:

  • David Suchet

  • Peter Ustinov

  • Kevin Whately

  • Albert Finney

Question 2 of 10

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'Vera,' starring Brenda Blethyn, is a popular television adaptation of one of this author's series. Who created the show's lead character Vera Stanhope?

Select one of the following:

  • Ann Cleeves

  • Ruth Rendell

  • P.D. James

  • Elly Griffiths

Question 3 of 10

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In The Dance of the Seagull, this author actually makes reference to Luca Zingaretti, who plays his creation Salvo Montalbano in the TV adaptation of that series. Who is this author?

Select one of the following:

  • Donna Leon

  • Andrea Camilleri

  • Michael Dibdin

  • Giorgio Scerbanenco

Question 4 of 10

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This Kerry Greenwood creation has been very successfully played by Tasmanian actress Essie Davis. Whom does Davis play?

Select one of the following:

  • Corinna Chapman

  • Miss Marple

  • Ella Marconi

  • Phryne Fisher

Question 5 of 10

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This Henning Mankell series has been adapted twice. One version stars Krister Henriksson. The other stars Kenneth Branagh. Which fictional sleuth have both these actors portrayed?

Select one of the following:

  • Inspector Erlendur

  • Kurt Wallander

  • Inspector Van Veeteren

  • Marin Beck

Question 6 of 10

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Caroline Graham's DCI Tom Barnaby series only included seven novels. Yet it was the basis for a series that's still going on years after its debut. Which series is based on Graham's novels?

Select one of the following:

  • Midsomer Murders

  • Taggart

  • The Killing

  • A Touch of Frost

Question 7 of 10

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This actor was so closely associated with Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse that for many people, he *was* Morse. Who played that iconic character in the Inspector Morse series?

Select one of the following:

  • Kevin Whately

  • Kenneth Branagh

  • David Jason

  • John Thaw

Question 8 of 10

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This fictional sleuth has been portrayed by actors from Basil Rathbone to Benedict Cumberbatch. Jeremy Brett and Frank Langella have played him too. Who's the sleuth these actors have played?

Select one of the following:

  • Jules Maigret

  • Sherlock Holmes

  • C. Auguste Dupin

  • Mike Hammer

Question 9 of 10

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Lynda La Plante did the writing for this series about DCI/Superintendent Jane Tennison, one of the first female Chief Inspectors at the Met. Dame Helen Mirren became famous for taking that lead role. What's the name of this groundbreaking series?

Select one of the following:

  • Bones

  • Hill Street Blues

  • Prime Suspect

  • Broadchurch

Question 10 of 10

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Which rumpled, cigar-smoking TV detective did Peter Falk make famous for having 'just one more question?'

Select one of the following:

  • Jim Taggart

  • Andy Dalziel

  • Lieutenant Cramer

  • Lieutenant Columbo


Anything Good On? ;-)

Quiz by , created about 2 years ago

There've been any number of TV and film adaptations of crime-fictional sleuths' adventures. And as a dedicated crime fiction fan, you know all your crime dramas don't you? Or do you? Take this handy quiz and find out. Match each question with the correct answer. At the end of the quiz, submit your answers to see how well you did. You can also go through your results to see which ones you got correct. Ready? Let's go!

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Created by margotkinberg about 2 years ago