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.09: Jane in Search of a Job
Jane Cleveland is out of work and owes rent on her London flat. When she is offered the role of ‘double’ to the Grand Duchess Olga, the adventurous Jane accepts with alacrity, especially as the financial renumeration for the role is lucrative. However, all is not as it seems. Jane is thrown into a world of intrigue, double-dealing, jewel robberies and deceit. It is perhaps as well that Jane’s new boyfriend is attending Hendon Police College and has an observant and quick eye.
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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