Radio Times yesterday reported Charlie Higson, renown comedian and Young Bond author, penned the screenplay to ITV1’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘A Caribbean Mystery’. And while at it has taken the chance for a little private fun of his own. Higson included a minor cameo role for himself: a certain ornithologist called Bond, James Bond. This little wink is fitting in more than just one regard, after all Agatha Christie in fact introduced a character called “James Bond” as early as 1934 in her story ‘The Rajah’s Emerald’ – although very definitely not the James Bond Fleming had in mind nearly twenty years later when he borrowed the real ornithologist’s name for ‘Casino Royale’.
‘A Caribbean Mystery’, which follows Miss Marple’s investigation of a murder on the island of St Honore, will be broadcast by ITV1 in 2013. Director is Charlie Palmer, know for his work at ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Death in Paradise’.
Thanks to CBn forum member ‘marktmurphy’ for the tip. And to CBn’s ‘zencat’ for the nudge.