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.
Detective Inspector Marriot calls on Blunt's Brilliant Detectives and asks Tommy and Tuppence to hunt down a forger.
Somebody is passing forged notes at the exclusive Python Club in Upper Brook Street, and Detective Inspector Marriot feels that Tommy and Tuppence would be able to go under cover there better than any police officer. It is a very upper class establishment, and needs special attention.
Tommy and Tuppence agree with alacrity; Tommy invents the phrase 'the crackler' to describe a forger as they are going through their Edgar Wallace phase at Blunt's Brilliant Detectives and he believes that this word has the right feel to it. Alfred the office boy also assists in enquiries, going undercover as a motor cyclist.