The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )

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

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Maurice Denham ...
 Parker Pyne (2 episodes, 1982)
Angela Easterling ...
 Miss Lemon (2 episodes, 1982)
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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La hora de Agatha Christie  »

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Christie Earlier Shorts With a Lighter Touch in General
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I deem these excellent because I am a thoroughgoing Christie fan who owns all her books and stories (except Hazelmore, aka Sittaford, which dealt heavily in the supernatural unacceptable to me as entertainment). I have also seen a large percentage of the film and TV adaptations and overall appreciate those. With that background, it is a treat to recently find out about this TV series featuring some of the very early short stories, most of which I have read. With the usual English quality dramatization and casting, this proved a very interesting series. As pointed out by another reviewer and from a background special feature in one of the video sets, the "pre-Poirot" stories, as they put it, introducing Miss Lemon and Adriane Oliver was a treat. I also knew from having read these that Christie didn't get around to concentrated full mystery books until later and that she had a sense of humor. This set depicts her earlier period and well, I thought. Overall, a veddy good show.


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