Movies Agatha (Warner 1979, Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin Hoffman) Published 8 months ago on September 28, 2018 Agatha Christie, one of the world’s most popular writers of detective fiction, utterly disappeared for 11 days in 1926. She was later discovered at Hydro Harrowgate, a spa in Yorkshire, England. More than 15,000 persons searched high and low for the novelist who allegedly ran away after her husband Archibald told her he was leaving her for his secretary. Upon her return, Christie stated that she remembered nothing, such was the shock of her matrimonial break. That is the only story known. AGATHA is “an imaginary solution to an authentic mystery,” speculating on what happened to Christie during the 11 days she was missing. More than succeeding as a mystery, the film works as a romance between Christie (Redgrave) and American reporter Wally Stanton (Hoffman) who is searching for her. Timothy Dalton, who would in 1987 find fame as James Bond in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, plays Christie’s adulterous husband. Thanks to production designer Shirley Russell and cameraman Vittorio Storaro, post-WWI Britain is beautifully recreated. The New Yorker was not quite convinced though saying ‘It has a general air of knowingness, but seems to be missing the scenes which would explain why it was made.’ production details UK / Warner – First Artists – Sweetall / 105 minutes / 1979 Director: Michael Apted Script: Kathleen Tynan, Arthur Hopcraft, cast Dustin Hoffman as Wally Stanton Peter Arne as Hotel Manager Vanessa Redgrave as Agatha Christie Alan Badel as Lord Brackenbury Helen Morse as Evelyn Crawley Timothy Dalton as Col. Archibald Christie Christopher Fairbank as Luland Hubert Rees as Official at Luncheon Celia Gregory as Nancy Neele Paul Brooke as John Foster Carolyn Pickles as Charlotte Fisher Timothy West as Kenward Liz Smith as Flora Tim Seely as Capt. Rankin David Hargreaves as Sgt Jarvis Tony Britton as William Collins Barry Hart as Supt MacDonald Sandra Voe as Therapist Robert Longden as Pettelson Yvonne Gilan as Mrs Braithwaite Stan Richards as Hotel Porter Alan BadelArthur HopcraftCarolyn PicklesCelia GregoryChristopher FairbankDramaDustin HoffmanHelen MorseHubert ReesKathleen TynanMichael AptedMysteryPaul BrookePeter ArneThrillerTimothy DaltonTimothy WestVanessa Redgrave Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes3 hours ago Victorian Sensations: Seeing and Believing Series Final Wed 5 Jun on BBC Four In the final episode of this series, psychotherapist Philippa Perry explores how the late Victorian passion for science co-existed with... Episodes3 hours ago The Looming Tower: The General (S1EP7 BBC-2 Fri 7 Jun 2019) The General: October 2000. John O’Neill (Jeff Daniels), anxious to chalk up a final ‘win’ in his FBI career, arrives... Episodes3 hours ago Summer Of Rockets Episode 3 airs Wed 5 Jun 2019 on BBC-2 Samuel (Toby Stephens) is tasked by Mr. Field (Mark Bonnar) to find out the names of the guests attending the... Episodes3 hours ago Hatton Garden Series Final airs Thurs 23 May 2019 A police surveillance team has found Collins (Alex Norton) through his white Mercedes, after it was captured on ANPR driving... Episodes3 hours ago Years And Years Episode 4 airs Tues 4 June 2019 Daniel’s (Russell Tovey) engagement to Viktor (Maxim Baldry) descends into panic, as events across Europe heat up. Rosie (Ruth Madeley)... search EPISODES Episodes3 hours ago Hatton Garden Episode 3 airs Wed 22 May 2019 Two days have passed since the gang escaped from the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Vault with millions in stolen goods,... Episodes3 hours ago Location, Location, Location: Croydon and Reading Revisit (S32EP7 Channel 4 Wed 29 May 2019) The show catches up with two couples from 2017 who were in a race against time to find homes. In... Episodes3 hours ago The Looming Tower: Boys at War (S1EP6 BBC-2 Fri 31 May 2019) Boys at War: Autumn 2000. From his latest camp in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda strategist Ayman al-Zawahiri (Nasser Faris) despatches Mohamed Atta... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... Movies2 months ago The Kindergarten Teacher | 2018 | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her... Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.