Agatha Christie | A look at the life and craft of the world's most successful crime writer
CHANNEL | Home Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 26 November 1962
DURATION | 3 minutes 04 seconds
A slightly reticent Agatha Christie chats to reporter Aidan MacDermot at celebrations for the anniversary of 'The Mousetrap'. Actors Richard Attenborough, who was the detective in the original West End cast, and Mysie Monte, who has been playing the part of the 'horrible' Mrs Boyle since 1955, also give their views on the play's continuing appeal.
Mysie Monte continued to play the role of Mrs Boyle for five more years after this interview was aired, finally leaving the show in November 1967.
Richard Attenborough is pictured above in 1956 with his Welsh corgi Trotter.
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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