Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime
is a British program made in the early 1980s, based on a collection of short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford of Blunt's Detective Agency were Agatha Christie's second team of detectives following her success with Poirot and his friend Hastings - but they live in the 1920's, while Poirot is now seen as inhabiting the 1930s.
On the face of it, the Beresfords are a cultured, fun-loving couple, but they are also bright and adventurous, and they went into the detective business because they needed to make some money whilst enjoying themselves. Each case that they undertake has a different theme based on the popular authors of the time, for example G.K. Chesterton's 'Father Brown', Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes', Freeman Wills Croft with his timetables, Edgar Wallace's forgers and so on.
A year after Partners In Crime
was made, a special called The Secret Adversary
(1982) followed it. This takes us back in time to 1918, when Tommy and Tuppence first met at the end of the First World War.
The whole show is now available on DVD.
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