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Agatha Christie marathon on WTIU


Agatha Christie captured the spirit of England in her storytelling. On Sunday, March 24, WTIU will dive deeper into the life and history of Agatha Christie and England in the 20th century. Join us for an Agatha Christie marathon!


Sunday, March 24

11am      Agatha Christie's England

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay on England's south coast. In a career spanning over half a century, the prolific crime writer was inspired by the landscapes and character of her home country, much of which featured in her novels. This heart-warming documentary takes viewers on a literary tour of England, focusing on the most interesting locations featured in some of her best-known books.

12pm      Agatha and the Truth of Murder

Join the crime writer as she investigates the murder of Florence Nightingale’s goddaughter, during her 11-day disappearance in 1926. Christie’s involvement in the case influenced her later work. Starring Ruth Bradley as Agatha Christie.

2pm        Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar

Travel to the deserts of Iraq for an archaeological dig, where the famous crime writer unravels a series of mysterious murders. Lyndsey Marshal stars as Agatha Christie and Jonah Hauer-King is Max Mallowan, the archaeologist vying for her affection.

4pm         Agatha and the Midnight Murders

Discover the writer’s plan to sell a manuscript that kills off her famous detective, Hercule Poirot. Struggling with money and under investigation by tax authorities in America and the UK, Agatha (Helen Baxendale) must come up with an enormous sum.

6:30pm   Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

Lucy Worsley explores the enigma of Agatha Christie. Over three episodes, she applies her historian’s powers of investigation to the Queen of Crime. And she uncovers a complex woman whose life—and work—reflects the upheavals of the 20th century.