Agatha Christie | A look at the life and craft of the world's most successful crime writer
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 20 March 2005
DURATION | 10 minutes 46 seconds
Ben Fogle goes to Devon to discover the real-life places that inspired Agatha Christie. He meets with experts and explores some of the author's favourite haunts (including Burgh Island Hotel pictured above) to find the beautiful settings that she used as locations for the baffling crimes in her novels.
Greenway House, Agatha Christie's Devon holiday home, was requisitioned by the Admiralty for the use of the United States Navy in the autumn of 1943. As part of the preparations for D-Day, Greenway became the Officers' Mess for the Tenth US Patrol Boat Flotilla, which was based in the Dart Estuary.
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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