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Omnibus File: Thrillers and Crime Fiction

Featuring a report from outside the Ambassador's Theatre where The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie, has been running for 20 years and has just finished its 8,320th performance. (1972)

Release date:

50 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Dec 1972 22:00

Did You Know?

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.


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Role Contributor
ProducerLeslie Megahey

Agatha Christie Collection

1960 news report on 8th anniversary of The Mousetrap

Clips from this programme are available online as part of the Agatha Christie Collection.