Agatha Christie | A look at the life and craft of the world's most successful crime writer
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 03 December 1972
DURATION | 1 minutes 33 seconds
In this segment from a longer programme, a reporter asks theatregoers coming out of the 8,320th performance of 'The Mousetrap' why they think the play has been so successful. The importance of never revealing 'whodunit' is suggested by the unexpected conclusion to his investigation.
The Ambassadors, as it was originally known, and St Martin's Theatre were conceived by their architect, WGR Sprague, as companions. Building work started in 1913, but World War I interrupted the construction of the latter for three years.
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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