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Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018)

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In 1926, with her personal life in tatters and her writing in crisis, a young Agatha Christie decides to solve a real-life murder.


Terry Loane


Tom Dalton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Andrews ... Wade
Ruth Bradley ... Agatha Christie
Bebe Cave ... Daphne
Amelia Dell ... Rosalind (as Amelia Rose Dell)
Richard Doubleday ... Postmaster Wilson
Derek Halligan Derek Halligan ... Mr. Todd
Blake Harrison ... Travis
Pippa Haywood ... Mabel
Stacha Hicks ... Florence Nightingale Shore
Ralph Ineson ... Detective Inspector Dicks
Brian McCardie ... Sir Hugh Persimmion
Michael McElhatton ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Tim McInnerny ... Randolph
Clare McMahon Clare McMahon ... Carlo
Liam McMahon ... Archie Christie


In 1926, with her personal life in tatters and her writing in crisis, a young Agatha Christie decides to solve a real-life murder.

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Release Date:

23 December 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Greyabbey, Newtownards, UK See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The photograph Agatha looks at in the end is of the real Agatha Christie and her second husband, Max Mallowan, at Tell Halaf, Syria, in the 1930's, suggesting that this scene takes place years after the events of the movie. Another clue: Agatha is shown re-titling her latest manuscript from "The Truth of Murder" to "Death on the N-". Death on the Nile was first published in 1937. See more »


Title Card: In December 1926, Agatha Christie went missing for eleven days. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance have never been revealed. This film imagines what might have happened...
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer in end credits: "This film has not been endorsed, licensed or authorised by the estate of Agatha Christie or by Agatha Christie Limited." See more »


References O Lucky Man! (1973) See more »


Big City Blues
Composed by Con Conrad
Words by Archie Gottler and Sydney Mitchell
Performed by Annett Hanshaw
Featured in the film "Fox Movietone Follies of 1929"
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Christie investigates
26 December 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

In 1926 Agatha Christie disappeared in real life for eleven days. She appeared in a north Yorkshire hotel with no knowledge of what happened to her. She was under pressure at the time as her marriage was falling apart.

This television film speculates that Christie pretended to be a lawyer called Mary Westmacott who assembled some suspects for the death of Florence Nightingale Shore six years earlier. She was a nurse like her famous grandmother and found bludgeoned in a train compartment.

Christie is persuaded by Florence's lover, Mabel Rogers also a nurse to investigate the death.

The film is really Agatha Christie, crime investigator as she goes about questioning the suspects. When a suspect dies Inspector Dicks appears on the scene. He has a very direct and frank approach which Christie finds initially off putting.

It is an enjoyable mystery, rather low budget and nothing to do with any realistic cause of Christie's disappearance which has been explored in other movies. There are even some discussions about Agatha Christie's writings such as the obvious suspect but I felt it should had been done in a more playful manner.

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