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Product Details

  • Actors: Francesca Annis, James Warwick, Reece Dinsdale, Arthur Cox
  • Directors: John A. Davis
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: April 8, 2003
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007KQKN
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #279,143 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime - Tommy & Tuppence, Set 1" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Episodes: The Secret Adversary, The Affair of the Pink Pearl, The House of Lurking Death, Finessing the King, The Clergyman's Daughter
  • Agatha Christie biography
  • Tommy & Tuppence trivia questions
  • Note: technical problems affected the sound on some copies of this DVD set.  The problems have been resolved.

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Agatha Christie creations Tommy and Tuppence Beresford gave rise to other guy-and-gal crime-solving couples. Think Nick and Nora Charles of The Thin Man, for example, and Hart to Hart. But the Beresfords had it right the first time, flitting about 1920s England, trading tart repartee and discovering whodunit. Christie introduced readers to these upper-class sleuths more than 75 years ago; decades later, their panache and prickly wit, nicely captured by Francesca Annis and James Warwick, delighted viewers of Mystery! You'll see why. 5 hours on 3 cassettes or 2 DVDs.

From the Back Cover

Before Nick and Nora Charles, before Jonathan and Jennifer Hart- Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, the crime-solving couple created in the 1920s by Agatha Christie, set the gold standard for mixing marriage and mystery. Elegantly attired in stunning period outfits, the fun-loving and flirtatious couple thrive on matching wits with criminals and with each other. This collection of episodes from the popular TV series chronicles their partnership from its beginnings in The Secret Adversary through their days as Partners in Crime and proprietors of Blunt's Detective Agency. Starring British TV veterans Francesca Annis and James Warwick. DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE cast filmographies, Agatha Christie materials, interactive trivia and more.

Customer Reviews

I like all of Agatha Christie's stories.
Sharon K. Bush
Also, the fashion of the time was to build interior sets, which seemed adequately convincing at the time but now seem wonderfully stage-bound.
L. E. Cantrell
Acorn Media suggested I change the television setting from stereo to mono to improve the sound quality.
Starfaz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 1, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
The Tommy and Tuppence mysteries are frothier and lighter than the Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot mysteries, but it's their lightness that makes them unique. They're well translated into film in this delightful threepack of the first five mysteries.
"Secret Adversary" is the only movie-length episode: Tommy and Tuppence, childhood friends, reunite post WW1 in financially tight circumstances. To drum up some money, they decide to become adventurers. But their lighthearted venture becomes deadly serious when they become enmeshed in an international situation involving a packet of secret documents, a mysterious girl named Jane Finn, an American millionaire and an elusive mastermind called only "Mr. Brown."
"Affair of the Pink Pearl" takes place a while after "Adversary," and is definitelty frothier. Tommy finds the cure for Tuppence's boredom: a detective agency, which they take over and inject new life into. Soon they are called on to retrieve a stolen pink pearl.
"The House of Lurking Death" is the destination of T&T, when an appealing young woman comes to tell them that someone in her house sent her poisoned chocolates. At first it seems to be a straightforward case -- but nothing is as simple as it seems.
"Finessing the King" is a little more gruesome than its predecessors. Tuppence drags Tommy to a costume ball and then to the restaurant "Ace of Spades," where they find a woman in a Queen of Hearts costume, stabbed on the floor. All evidence points to her lover, including her dying words, but of course nothing is so simple.
"The Clergyman's Daughter" comes to T&T with her problems: She thinks that her house may be haunted, by a poltergeist that is scaring off the paying guests she has there.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By F. Behrens HALL OF FAME on May 3, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Good old Acorn Media, who has given us all those Wimsey and Poirot mysteries on tapes and DVDs, is now offering up the first set of <Tommy & Tuppence: Partners in Crime>. Here we have three tapes holding five episodes starring Francesca Annis and James Warwick as the young couple who decides to purchase a defunct detective agency and solve their crimes in the styles of popular fictional sleuths.
The first tape is dedicated to "The Secret Adversary," a full-length tale of espionage rather than crime. This was Agatha Christie's second novel (the first being the first of the Poirots) and was written to get some quick cash for keeping up her family home. Here they meet again after some years apart, fall in love, and become a team for the fun of it. The décor, as with the other mystery series, is immaculately period (around World War I); and the big feature of this series are the fetching and far-fetched outfits Tuppence dons by way of "disguise."
While this team was to last up to 1973 when their last novel appeared, this series emphasizes their youthful adventures and stands in good contrast to the Poirot and Marple sets available from Acorn Media and from A&E. Annis' antics are a delight--although in one episode (not yet released) she is made to look ridiculous--but Warwick turns out to be somewhat of a dull potato by contrast. Perhaps that was intentional. Who can tell?
The stories are light and quite enjoyable. "The Affair of the Pink Pearl" is their first official case as professional detectives. "The House of Lurking Death" concerns death by poisoning and the question of who the intended victim really is.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By P. Aman on October 20, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This was an email I had to send to AcornMedia, the publishers of the DVD. I noticed that not one review mentioned the awful sound quality? I will followup this review when I check the DVDs at work..but...

Greetings!

I need to complain about the quality of your release of Tommy & Tuppence - Partners in Crime.

I recently rented Volume 1 from set 1 from Netflix, but noticed that on the episode of Affair of the pink Pearl, the volume for the program is very low - very unwatchable, but Secret Adversary for sound was good.

Thinking this might have been a Netflix issue, I recently bought this from an online vendor and noticed the exact same issue.

On Volume Two - the same issue House of Lurking Death -- volume was recorded at a low level, yet the other two episodes were perfect.

Whoever mastered these DVD's did an absolutely terrible job, and I will have no choice but to return my purchase, sadly, I loved this series when i was growing up watching it on PBS - but I cant watch it with the volume issue!

Are there any plans to reissue with the CORRECT audio volume?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Starfaz on February 21, 2005
Format: DVD
Purchased the "Tommy & Tuppence: Set 1" as a gift. Picture quality was wonderful on all episodes and the sound quality on "The Secret Adversary" was likewise. However, the sound on the shorter episodes was non-existent. I contacted Acorn Media and they said that the master from the original production was in "mono", therefore not of high quality. Acorn Media suggested I change the television setting from stereo to mono to improve the sound quality. It didn't. Only turning the television volume up as high as it can go, are you able to hear any dialog. However, by doing this, you also hear an irritating "HISS" throughout the program, which is nearly as loud as the dialog/music. Forget it.

I am going to return the DVD and get the VHS, to see if it's any better.

[June 1, 2006]
VHS is much better. Not a VHS fan, but you gotta go where you gotta go.
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