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Agatha Christie Hour, The (ITV 1982, Amanda Redman, Maurice Denham)

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Period crime drama anthology series The Agatha Christie Hour looked at some of the iconic writers less well known short stories.

Full of period charm and set in the 1920’s and 30’s the ten stories here feature some of the lesser known tecs from Christie’s ouvre, not least the likes of the excellent Parker Pyne.

Lavish of production the series also features some very well known actors in the casts including the likes of Maurice Denham, Nicholas Clay, Roy Kinnear, John Nettles, Carol Drinkwater, Michael Gough, William Gaunt, Alexandra Bastedo and Ralph Bates.

Cast: Amanda Redman as Pauline; Angela Easterling as Miss Lemon; Christopher Wren as Annette’s Attendant; Maurice Denham as Parker Pyne; Michael Aldridge as Dr. Lavington; Osmund Bullock as George Rowland; Nicholas Clay as Matthew Armitage; Nicholas Farrell as Edward Robinson; Elizabeth Garvie as Jane Cleveland; William Gaunt as Major John Wilbraham; Ciaran Madden as Theo Darrell

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Stories: Agatha Christie / Writers Included: T.R. Bowen, William Corlett, Freda Kelsall, John Bryden Rodgers / Executive Producer: John Frankau / Producer: Pat Sandys

UK / ITV – Thames / 10×50 minutes / 7 September – 16 November 1982


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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