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Agatha Christie, Twelve Radio Mysteries

Twelve BBC Radio 4 dramatisations

by Agatha Christie Author · Andrew Sachs Narrator


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Twelve classic Christie short stories are given a modern spin in these BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations.

Agatha Christie is the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', and these twelve short stories showcase her skilful plotting and talent for producing compelling mysteries. First broadcast in the early 2000s, the stories were adapted and brought up-to-date for a contemporary audience.

Among the star cast are Tom Hollander, Emilia Fox, Patricia Routledge, Julia McKenzie, Neil Dudgeon, Richard Griffiths, Rebecca Front and Andrew Sachs.

Unconventional detective Parker Pyne features in two of the stories, all twelve of which are infused with Agatha Christie's trademark tension and suspense. These tantalising tales of revenge, jealousy, love and death will thrill her many fans.

The stories are:

Philomel Cottage
Swan Song
Magnolia Blossom
Witness for the Prosecution
The Gates of Baghdad
The Hound of Death
In a Glass Darkly
The Dressmaker's Doll
The Case of the Perfect Carer
The £199 Adventure
The Gypsy
The Last Séance

Duration: approx 5 hours 30 minutes

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Agatha Christie (Author)

Agatha Christie, the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime' (The Observer) was born in Torquay in 1890. During the First World War she worked as a hospital dispenser, and it was here that she gleaned the working knowledge of various poisons that was to pro...

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Narrator :
Patricia Routledge
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Full Cast
Narrator :
Tom Hollander
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Neil Dudgeon
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Andrew Sachs
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Emilia Fox
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Richard Griffiths
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Julia McKenzie
Author :
Agatha Christie
Narrator :
Rebecca Front
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