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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.

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Terry Loane

Writer:

Tom Dalton
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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 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
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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.

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Crime

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UK

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English

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23 December 2018 (UK) See more »

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Agatha and the Truth of Murder See more »

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Greyabbey, Newtownards, UK See more »

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Randolph states that he served in the Great War, but worked in administration. Tim McInnerny (Randolph) played pencil-pusher Captain Darling in Blackadder Goes Forth (1989). See more »

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Detective Inspector Dicks: Although I would rather be here than searching for authors in bushes, I do not like working with one hand tied behind my back.
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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 »

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References O Lucky Man! (1973) See more »

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Little White Lies
Written by Walter Donaldson and performed by Annette Hanshaw
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A fictional idea about what happened during Agatha Christie's real disappearance
25 December 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

In 1926 the authoress Agatha Christie famously disappeared for eleven days then reappeared claiming no knowledge of what happened; this story imagines what might have happened. Agatha is suffering writer's block and her husband is seeking a divorce; then she is approached to solve a real murder. Initially unenthusiastic she later agrees and starts investigating. Pretending to be a lawyer named Mary Westmacott she assembles the suspects, with the lure of a large inheritance and starts questioning them. She quickly realises that real mysteries and works of fiction are quite different.

I confess I was a little unsure about the premise of putting a real person in an obviously fictional situation... but surprisingly it really works if you can suspend your disbelief somewhat. The story nicely combines known facts about her life at the time with an interesting fiction. The mystery she investigates has the feel of one of her stories, perhaps somewhat helped by the way the time period is captured. There are a good number of suspects, each with their own motives, as well as one or two red herrings. The cast are really good; most notably Ruth Bradley as Agatha Christie, Pippa Haywood, as the woman who brought the mystery to her and Tim McInnerny as one of the suspects. As stated before it is necessary to suspends one's disbelief at times; noticeably towards the end when a local policeman recognises our protagonist but does tell the authorities despite it being made clear that there is a nationwide manhunt for her. Overall though this was a fine murder mystery that could easily have come from the pen of the great women herself.


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