Friday, November 9, 2007

The Answer

Answer to the Special Blog Readers Challenge:

Hercule Poirot

The picture in the previous post was of the nifty Art Deco building that Hercule Poirot lives in on the mystery series "Agatha Christie's Poirot" starring David Suchet - Charterhouse Square near Barbican station in real life. For those that aren't mystery nerds like us, this show features a fastidious Belgian detective who uses his "little grey cells" to solve murders (hence the hint), generally involving wealthy disliked magnates killed in locked rooms by jealous butlers. Poirot is frequently on PBS in the US, and it seems to be on nearly around the clock in the UK, like a British stand-in for Law & Order - although Friends and Top Gear are even more common. Also I think British law states that Stephen Fry must appear on TV at least once per hour.

We have now had two correct responses, one in savant-speed time (Hi Mom), and one by a highly proficient Google user. We have also had one very incorrect response (George Jefferson) by someone pretending to be the 12th century composer Hildegard von Bingen. While the Jeffersons did move on up to the east side, I don't think they meant east London, although that could have been a wacky spin-off. Prizes for correct answers must be collected in person in London by October 10th, 2007.

1 comment:

hildegard von bingen said...

I am offended!