Agatha Christie | A look at the life and craft of the world's most successful crime writer
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
RECORDED | circa 1962
DURATION | 23 minutes 59 seconds
This is a soundtrack of speeches made at a party that was held at the Savoy to celebrate the tenth anniversary of 'The Mousetrap'. Richard Attenborough and Sybil Thorndike (who admits to never having seen the play) speak warmly and are answered by a shy Agatha Christie, who accepts a copy of the play's script encased in a gold cover.
Agatha Christie and Peter Saunders are pictured above slicing a celebration cake at the party.
This party was filmed for inclusion in an edition of 'This Is Your Life' as Eamonn Andrews used the occasion to surprise Richard Attenborough and whisk him away to a recording of the programme. Unfortunately, no broadcast quality version of the pictures accompanying this soundtrack remains.
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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