Agatha Christie | A look at the life and craft of the world's most successful crime writer
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 15 September 2008
DURATION | 6 minutes 24 seconds
Agatha Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard (pictured above in 1956), talks about finding tapes that she recorded in preparation for an autobiography. Along with Christie's biographer, Laura Thompson, he discusses the reasons for her continuing popularity across the world and the current re-evaluation of the quality of her writing.
How to write a best-selling novel.
A visit to the set of 'The Mousetrap' after its 3,000th performance.
Theatrical luminaries pay tribute to Agatha Christie.
Writing and performing in a record-breaking play.
A killing time at the theatre.
Celebrating 21 years of 'The Mousetrap'.
A tribute to the queen of 'the gentle art of murder'.
Agatha Christie's husband recalls his wife, the talented archaeologist.
The female art of crime writing.
Exploring the mind of the world's most successful detective novelist.
A study of the enigmatic life and character of the novelist.
Visiting the scene of the crime.
Sue Perkins retraces Agatha Christie's creative footsteps around Devon.
Agatha Christie's personal tape recordings are discovered.
Agatha Christie's rural retreat.
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