Agatha Christie | A look at the life and craft of the world's most successful crime writer
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 21 August 2007
DURATION | 8 minutes 03 seconds
Taking in the Imperial Hotel in Torquay, Elbury Cove and the Dartmouth Steam Railway, Sue Perkins visits some of the famous settings for Agatha Christie's novels. She also speaks to an expert, who reveals the inspiration behind the character of Hercule Poirot, and calls in on Greenway House, the author's last home, which has recently been restored by the National Trust.
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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