Agatha Christie | A look at the life and craft of the world's most successful crime writer

Women of Mystery

The female art of crime writing.

CHANNEL | Radio 4

FIRST BROADCAST | 22 December 1982

DURATION | 28 minutes 12 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1982

Synopsis

In this programme, presenter Jessica Mann poses the question: why are so many murder mystery writers genteel, conventional, middle-class women? Agatha Christie's biographer, a crime fiction historian and a psychiatrist address this issue in an examination of the life and works of the most successful crime writer of them all. This broadcast also reveals the culprit in 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd' at five minutes and 58 seconds into the transmission.

Did you know?

Agatha Christie is pictured above at the 1937 radio recording of 'Yellow Iris'.

Contributors

Jessica Mann
Presenter
Frances Jeater
Narrator
Contributor
Contributor
Alfred L Rowse
Contributor
Anthony Storr
Contributor
Contributor
Subject of programme
Margaret Windham
Producer

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