Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime: Season 1, Episode 6

The Ambassador's Boots (4 Dec. 1983)

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The new U. S. Ambassador to Britain confides to the Beresfords that on the voyage there someone substituted another travel bag for his, a bag that only contained his boots.

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James Warwick ...
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Cicely March
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Randolph Wilmot
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Arthur Cox ...
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Moira Brooker ...
Tilly
Michael Carter ...
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Tommy and Tuppence find themselves working for the US Ambassador to Great Britain who tells them a strange tale about a misplaced bag. On his recent return to the UK, a bag identical to his, but belonging to someone else, was delivered to his home. The correct bags were delivered soon after but when he approached the other party involved, they denied ever getting the wrong bag. What, the Ambassador asks, would someone have wanted with his bag that contained nothing other than his boots? Interviewing several of the passengers who traveled on the same ship as the Ambassador, the detectives conclude that they are dealing with a case of smuggling, but who are the culprits? Written by garykmcd

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Tommy Beresford: [Referring to Tuppence] "Eileen O'Hara! Too impossibly Irish for words!" is how she put it.
Cicely March: She seems to have more perception than you, Mr. Blunt
Tommy Beresford: Well, in matters concerning women she just cannot be deceived. She taught me how to tell a peroxide blonde from a natural one. Golden hair has to be the genuine article to take me.
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What's life without teamwork
2 January 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Agatha Christie's Nick&Nora or better known to her readers as Tommy And Tuppence get hired by of all people the US Ambassador to Great Britain about a bag mix up going through customs. All he had in his bag was a pair of boots still it is a bit of an annoyance.

What starts out as a strictly minor league affair turns very major when Clive Merrison playing the ambassador's valet commits suicide by jumping off London Bridge into the Thames River.

Reece Dimsdale who plays the office assistant to Tommy And Tuppence gets in a bit of heroics in this story. He's a fan of western movies and his practicing on his lariat and he lassoes a villain holding a gun on James Warwick. Tom Mix couldn't have done it any better.

I do love that in this series the BBC kept it at the time it was written, the United Kingdom between the World Wars. Agatha Christie fans will appreciate that and this film.


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