A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.
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Partners in Crime (TV Series 1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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

Stars: Francesca Annis, James Warwick, Reece Dinsdale
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.

Director: John Davies
Stars: Joan Hickson, Geraldine Alexander, John Moulder-Brown
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.

Director: Norman Stone
Stars: Joan Hickson, Claire Bloom, Barry Newman
Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The normally friendly village of Lymston is plagued by vile anonymous letters. When a mother of three takes her own life, following such a letter, Ms. Marple is not at all convinced things are as they seem.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Michael Culver, Elizabeth Counsell
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.

Director: Christopher Petit
Stars: Joan Hickson, Donald Pleasence, Adrian Lukis
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
Miss Marple: Nemesis (TV Movie 1987)
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, Barbara Franceschi, Bruce Payne
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.

Director: Guy Slater
Stars: Joan Hickson, Timothy West, Fabia Drake
Murder in Three Acts (TV Movie 1986)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms
Mapp & Lucia (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia rents Mapp's house for the summer.

Stars: Miranda Richardson, Anna Chancellor, Poppy Miller
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Ten people are invited to go on an African safari, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director: Alan Birkinshaw
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Brenda Vaccaro, Frank Stallone
Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Ursula Howells, Samantha Bond
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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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7 September 1982 (UK)  »

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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.


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