Tales of romance and danger in the glittering 1920s and ’30s.
In these stories, lesser-known Agatha Christie heroes and heroines solve crimes of the heart as well as puzzling cases of larceny and murder. With just the right mix of danger and deception, romance and revenge, innocence and intrigue, these classic adaptations are Agatha Christie at her best.
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Season 1 Ep.07: The Mystery of the Blue Jar
While playing golf, young Jack Hartington hears a woman’s voice crying “Murder! Help! Murder!” Racing in the direction of the voice, Jack comes upon Felise Marchaud, a young Frenchwoman living in a cottage nearby who is sceptical of his claims and who claims to have heard nothing. Several days later under almost identical conditions, Jack hears the cry again, and then starts to doubt his sanity. Enlisting the aid of Dr. Lavington, a psychiatrist, and Felise, Jack finds that the supernatural events surrounding the cottage seem, by an odd coincidence, to have some connection with a blue jar purchased some months previously by his Uncle George. Jack is persuaded by his new friends to fetch the blue jar, which turns out to be Ming and priceless beyond value. A cautionary tale of youthful inexperience and naivety from the pen of Agatha Christie.
This ten episode program was based on ten short stories written by Agatha Christie but with wide-ranging themes.
Some were romances, several had supernatural themes, and a couple were youthful adventures. They were set in the England of the nineteen twenties and thirties, and much care was taken to present them as authentically as possible, with great attention to detail.
Their common link was that all came from the talented pen of Agatha Christie, all were entertaining, and each program was carefully crafted and well cast, with many of the best of Britain’s actors represented.
Cast and Crew:
Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling and Christopher Wren
Date Release: 1982
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