DVD Release: The Agatha Christie Hour: Complete Collection

DVD Release Date: Jan. 28, 2014
Price: DVD $59.99
Studio: Acorn

The Agatha Christie Hour: Complete Collection The Agatha Christie Hour: Complete Collection collects ten tales of intrigue and romance from renowned mystery writer Agatha Christie, produced by England’s Thames Television back in 1982-83 and broadcast in the U.S. on PBS’s Mystery!

In these suspenseful stories set in Art Deco-era, lesser-known Christie protagonists—including “happiness expert” Parker Pyne—find themselves embroiled in illicit love affairs, supernatural mysteries, false accusations, life-changing encounters, and murder.

The ensemble casts feature names that are very familiar to fans of British television. They include John Nettles (Midsomer Murders), Amanda Redman (New Tricks), Christopher Cazenove (The Duchess of Duke Street), Ralph Bates (Poldark), Cherie Lunghi (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Maurice Denham (All Passion Spent), James Grout (Inspector Morse), and Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin).

The four-disc, 10-hour-long collection includes the following ten mysteries:

The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife
-In a Glass Darkly
-The Girl in the Train
-The Fourth Man
-The Case of the Discontented Soldier
-Magnolia Blossom
-The Mystery of the Blue Jar
-The Red Signal
-Jane in Search of a Job
-The Manhood of Edward Robinson

Bonus features include a biography of Agatha Christic and Parker Pyne: Before Poirot.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.