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Partners in Crime 

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Agatha Christie's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunit mysteries.
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1984   1983  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Francesca Annis ...  Tuppence Beresford 10 episodes, 1983-1984
James Warwick ...  Tommy Beresford 10 episodes, 1983-1984
Reece Dinsdale ...  Albert 10 episodes, 1983-1984
Arthur Cox ...  Inspector Marriott 4 episodes, 1983-1984
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Storyline

Based on Agatha Christie's original work, this limited series chronicles the adventures of Tommy and Prudence "Tuppence" Beresford as the duo take over operations of a London detective agency. Each installment of the show follows one of the mini-mysteries from the "Partners in Crime" short stories, seeing the newlyweds hot on the trail of missing jewels, poltergeists, poisoned chocolates, and more. Written by Kay-22

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They took crime off the streets and put it back in the drawing room.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

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English | French

Release Date:

29 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime: The Tommy & Tuppence Mysteries See more »

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(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Three of the stories in the original PARTNERS IN CRIME mystery story anthology were not made into TV shows; they were "The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger," "Blindman's Buff," and "The Man Who was No. 16." These stories comprise an ongoing case that spans the anthology. The introductory story, "A Fairy in the Flat" not only has the Beresfords asked to take over The International Detective Agency, but reveals that the agency's former manager, Theodore Blunt, was a part of a spy ring, and the Beresfords are tasked with intercepting coded messages. The three unadapted stories find the Beresfords threatened by various spies and eventually, discovering the identity of agent No. 16. The book ends with them closing the detective agency and Tuppence announcing she is pregnant. See more »

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Entertaining and light hearted, a delight!
21 February 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I am a huge Agatha Christie fan, and of the TV series "Agatha Christie: Poirot". I wanted to see this series for the lovely Francessca Annis and I really love it. It is entertaining and light-hearted, it is not as complex as Poirot and Marple and that is not a bad thing really. James Warwick and Francessca Annis are perfect as Tommy and Tuppence, and Reece Dinsdale is amusing as Albert. The period detail is splendid, Annis looks stunning in her costumes and the scenery is beautiful. The music is playful and fun, and the dialogue is nice. The mysteries are suspenseful and keeps to Christie's style decently enough. If anything, this series should've lasted longer in my opinion, it is not the best mystery series out there, but it is pleasant to view. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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