The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )

TV Series  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 80 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 5 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 12 Jun 2011
 
a list of 80 titles
created 06 Nov 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 54 titles
created 29 Feb 2012
 
a list of 2340 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )

The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– ) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Agatha Christie Hour.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1982  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Seven Dials Mystery (TV Movie 1981)
Adventure | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent a pert, aggressive young aristocrat insinuates herself into a series of murders, stolen state secrets, and a mysterious secret society.

Director: Tony Wharmby
Stars: John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Cheryl Campbell
Murder Is Easy (TV Movie 1982)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A mathematician and author, Luke Williams, is travelling up to London on a train when he meets a old lady, Lavinia Fullerton, who is also going to London, to Scotland Yard. Lavinia tells ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Whatham
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down, Olivia de Havilland
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!

Director: Pascal Thomas
Stars: Catherine Frot, André Dussollier, Claude Rich
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (TV Movie 1980)
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby
Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Agatha Christie's masterful storytelling gets a soupçon of French flair in these attractive, witty mysteries. These French adaptations are a fresh, stylish twist on classic Christie tales.

Stars: Antoine Duléry, Marius Colucci, Serge Dubois
Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie 2003)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest corridors of power.

Director: Tristram Powell
Stars: Pauline Collins, Oliver Ford Davies, Kenneth Cranham
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Paleontologist Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to give them an address book that belongs to Jack Argyle. But he is told that Jack has been executed for the murder of his wife. ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Davis
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The residents of a quiet English village begin to receive nasty, threatening letters. The wife of the local vicar calls in her friend Miss Marple to investigate.

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Joan Hickson, Michael Culver, Elizabeth Counsell
Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series 2004)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Director: David Tucker
Stars: Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury, Frank Gatliff
The Secret Adversary (TV Movie 1983)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.

Director: Tony Wharmby
Stars: James Warwick, Francesca Annis, George Baker
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Desmond Davis
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Maurice Denham ...
 Parker Pyne (2 episodes, 1982)
Angela Easterling ...
 Miss Lemon (2 episodes, 1982)
Christopher Wren ...
 Annette's Attendant / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 September 1982 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La hora de Agatha Christie  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(10 episodes) | (10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Loved this series!
24 April 2006 | by (San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

I've been in an Agatha Christie phase for a bit and remembered having seen this series on TV. It was great because it wasn't the traditional Marple/Poirot/Tommy & Tuppence story, but some of Dame Agatha's lesser known characters. I *really really* wish that this set would come out on DVD because I'd snap it up in an instant.

For those wondering which stories were included in this series, here's the list:

1 The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife

2 In a Glass Darkly

3 The Girl in the Train

4 The Fourth Man

5 The Case Of The Discontented Soldier

6 Magnolia Blossom

7 The Mystery of the Blue Jar

8 The Red Signal

9 Jane in Search of a Job

10 The Manhood Of Edward Robinson

If this ever comes on TV again, enjoy! It's worth watching.


36 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD or video ? johnbol
The Fourth Man------------Awful ctyankee1
Discuss The Agatha Christie Hour (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?