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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
29 November 1984 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Dame Agatha Christie 's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunits. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. See more »
User Reviews:
Perfectly Played See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Francesca Annis ... Tuppence Beresford / ... (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
James Warwick ... Tommy Beresford / ... (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
Reece Dinsdale ... Albert (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
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Series Directed by
Christopher Hodson (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Paul Annett (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Tony Wharmby (2 episodes, 1983)

John A. Davis (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Agatha Christie (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
Jonathan Hales (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Gerald Savory (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Paul Annett (2 episodes, 1983)
David Butler (2 episodes, 1983)

Series Produced by
Jack Williams .... producer (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Original Music by
Joseph Horovitz (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jonathan Cooke (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ray Helm (3 episodes, 1983)
Ray Weedon (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Casting by
Corinne Rodriguez (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Production Design by
Bryan Bagge (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Clements (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Colin Monk (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Costume Design by
Linda Mattock (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Penny Lowe (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Pauline Boulton .... Francesca Annis' makeup / makeup artist / ... (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
Lynda Bayne .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1983)
Sandy McFarlane .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Production Management
Glen Jennings .... production manager (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Jeremy Canney .... location production manager (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Myra Hersh .... production manager (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Peter Hall .... location production manager (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Art Department
John Tribe .... graphic designer (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Cross .... film sound (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Paul Faraday .... sound supervisor (5 episodes, 1983)
Andy Nelson .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Chris Clarke .... sound supervisor / sound (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Reg Mills .... film sound (3 episodes, 1983)
Paul Roberts .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Piper .... film cameraman (7 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bryan Love .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Trevor Saunders .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Paul Stripp .... vision controller (4 episodes, 1983)
Michael Lingard .... senior cameraman (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Dave Taylor .... senior cameraman (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Mike Humphreys .... film cameraman (3 episodes, 1983)
Tony Maynard .... senior cameraman (3 episodes, 1983)
Bert Wilkins .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1983)
Frank Parker .... vision controller (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Editorial Department
Anne Gurney .... vision mixer (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
Clayton Parker .... videotape editor (9 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Other crew
John Quilty .... floor manager (9 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ken Ward .... stage management (7 episodes, 1983)
Jill Wellington .... stage management (4 episodes, 1983)
Jeannette Childs .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Philippa Feller .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1983)
Teena Steel .... stage management (3 episodes, 1983)
Sally Askey .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Sue Cowling .... stage management (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ann Harvey .... stage management (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Lynda Ostermeyer .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1983)
 

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Runtime:
45 min
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Certification:
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Three of the stories in the original PARTNER IN CRIME mystery story anthology were not made into TV shows; they were "The Man Who was No. 16," "The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger," and "Blindman's buff."See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows The Secret Adversary (1983) (TV)See more »

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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Perfectly Played, 23 April 2004
Author: lyrikal13 from Tampa, FL

I read a few other reviews, of this series, & felt like saying that they seemed to miss the point. Being familiar with the original novel "The Secret Adversary" (which was made into a full-length TV feature after these) as well as the "Partners in Crime" short stories I believe that those involved with this series captured the spirit the author intended very well indeed.

The tone of the original stories was much lighter than that of other Agatha Christie novels and the playfulness & risque humor (which come across clearly in the dramatizations) came right from the characters in the books. I also believe the overly stylized performances were perfect for the period & mood of the pieces. The acting actually comes across more as a good staging of a Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde play in the style of the early 20th century than as a current modern TV program & I for one completely enjoyed the contrast.

2 side notes: I've purchased these on DVD as well as the sets of the Poirot series & while the Poirot are exceptional (wonderfully made & acted) I actually enjoy re-watching the "Partners in Crime" Series more because the emphasis is much less on the crime than on the characters, compared to the Poirot series which always seems to need a twist (right out of Christie) and some kind of action/chase sequence (not so much from Christie).

Also, I'd personally love to see James Warwick and Francesca Annis reprise these roles 20 years on, since there were several novels ("By the Pricking of my Thumbs" and "Postern of Fate" are the two I remember) which caught up with Tommy & Tuppence later in their lives.

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