Skip to main content
Agatha Christie Close Up [electronic resource] : BBC Archive recordings
Agatha Christie Close Up [electronic resource] : BBC Archive recordings
Christie, Agatha2017
Find it!
A Fascinating collection of archive radio programs focusing on the life and work of crime fiction's grande dame, and featuring Agatha Christie in her own wordsDame Agatha Christie published 66 detective novels and 14 short-story collections in her lifetime, but to the public she remained an enigmatic figure. This quartet of BBC radio programs looks at the woman behind the books and explores the career of one of Britain's most famous mystery writers.Agatha Christie Close Up (1955) tells the story of the celebrated author, with contributions from Richard Attenborough, Allen Lane, Margaret Lockwood and Peter Saunders, while in The Mysterious Dame Agatha (1975), Cliff Michelmore presents an 85th-birthday tribute with Peter Saunders, Nigel Stock and Julian Symons. Women of Mystery: Queen of Crime (1982) sees Jessica Mann investigating women crime writers and Christie in particular, and in Agatha Christie: Speaking Her Own Words (2015), we hear specially selected excerpts from the initial dictated version of Christie's autobiography. Recorded in 1965, these unedited personal tapes were discovered by her grandson, Matthew Prichard, who introduces the program.Featuring the voices of fellow writers, friends, family and the Queen of Crime herself, this wide-ranging collection sheds new light on the bestselling novelist of all time.CD1Agatha Christie in Close-UpWritten by Gale PedrickProduced by Thurstan HollandNarrated by John WebsterFeaturing Peter Saunders, Richard Attenborough, Francis L Sullivan, Agatha Christie, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Sir Allen Lane, Margaret Lockwood, Geoffrey Matthews, Derek Birch, Dorothy Holmes-GoreFirst broadcast BBC Light Program, 13 February 1955The Mysterious Dame AgathaProduced by Michell RaperNarrated by Cliff MichelmoreFeaturing Agatha Christie, Richard Attenborough, Nigel Stock, Peter Saunders, Julian Symons, John Garmonsway, Matthew WoollardExtracts from The Murder at the Vicarage, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and The ABC Murders read by Barbara MarkhamFirst Broadcast BBC Radio 4, 17 September 1975CD 2Women of Mystery: Queen of CrimeProduced by Margaret WindhamWritten and presented by Jessica MannSignature tune composed by Jolyon JacksonPerformed by Jolyon Jackson and Phil AldrichFeaturing Janet Morgan, Anthony Storr, AL Rowse, Julian Symons, Marghanita LaskiExtracts from An Autobiography by Agatha Christie, The Pale Horse and The Body in the Library read by Frances JeaterFirst Broadcast BBC Radio 4, 22 December 1982Agatha Christie: Speaking her Own WordsProduced by Peter ReedIntroduced by Mathew PrichardFeaturing Agatha ChristieFirst broadcast BBC Radio 4 Extra, 26 December 2015–1 January 2016
[Place of publication not identified] : BBC Digital Audio, 2017
1 online resource (1 audio file)
Find it!