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  Women's Watershed Fiction 22 September 2004  
Image: Olivia Williams as Agatha Christie in BBC Two's dramatisation of the novelist's life, Wednesday 22 September
Actress Olivia Williams on why she chose Tess of the D'Urbervilles as her watershed novel

Olivia Williams, star of Rushmore andThe Sixth Sense, plays Agatha Christie in a new television dramatisation of the detective novelist's life to be shown this evening on BBC Two.

She joins Jenni to talk about her choice of Watershed Fictions. She reveals why the bookTess of the D'Urbervilles touched her as a teenager and why the book whose subtitle was A Pure Woman continues to be a watershed for her.

Agatha Christie - A Life in Pictures, BBC Two, Wednesday 22 September

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