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The Agatha Christie Hour 

A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Maurice Denham ...  Parker Pyne 2 episodes, 1982
Angela Easterling Angela Easterling ...  Miss Lemon 2 episodes, 1982
Christopher Wren Christopher Wren ...  Annette's Attendant / ... 2 episodes, 1982
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The Agatha Christie Hour is a collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by the most popular novelist in history. Some were romances, some had supernatural themes and a couple were adventures. The common link was that all came from the talented pen of Agatha Christie, all were entertaining and each drama was carefully crafted and well cast with many of Britain's best known actors of the time represented. Written by Bai

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Время Агаты Кристи See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Runtime:

(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Of It's Time
20 January 2019 | by stephenabellSee all my reviews

The only thing that holds this compilation of Agatha Christie's short stories back is the direction. This is very much of its time. There's nothing wrong with it, as such, but it gives most of the stories an aged feel... more so than the period costumes and motor vehicles. A few of the tales would have been stronger had the direction been tighter; others, if the atmosphere had been eerier; and the others, if the tension had been ramped up and the action faster.

On the whole, though, these are enjoyable tales of murder, mystery, the supernatural, and spycraft. They are well worth a watch, especially on a lazy Sunday with a nice cup of tea and a few cucumber sandwiches.


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