Agatha Christie | A look at the life and craft of the world's most successful crime writer
CHANNEL | The Light Programme
RECORDED | 13 February 1955
DURATION | 2 minutes 42 seconds
In this interview, recorded for inclusion in another programme, Agatha Christie talks about her lack of formal education and how boredom during childhood led her to write 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles', which was completed when she was still in her twenties. She outlines her working methods and discusses why it is much easier to write plays than novels.
Agatha Christie received training as a singer and concert pianist in Paris, but her shyness prevented her from pursuing this as a career in a serious way.
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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