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Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express

4 Extra Debut. Harriett Gilbert is in Brussels celebrating one of the bestselling crime novels of all time by Agatha Christie. From 2018.

Harriett Gilbert is in Brussels for a classic World Book Club celebrating the billion-selling author Agatha Christie.

The programme visits the Bibliotheca Wittockiana to discuss one of the bestselling crime novels of all time: Murder on the Orient Express, in which that shrewdest of detectives Hercule Poirot hunts for a killer aboard one of the world's most luxurious passenger trains.

On hand to discuss Christie’s enduring popularity, are acclaimed crime novelist Sophie Hannah, who has brought the renowned sleuth back to life again with her sequels, and James Prichard, the novelist’s great-grandson.

Producer: Karen Holden.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2018.

50 minutes

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