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Improved with subtitles added. Film and 10-episode TV series in ONE.,
This review is from: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime: The Tommy & Tuppence Mysteries (DVD)
Agatha Christie crimes with Tommy and Tuppence as investigators. The opening story is the feature film that shows the beginning of this sleuthing set. It's all a magnificent British Roaring 1920s costume mystery COMPLETE series that also includes 10 TV episodes. Beresford's, T&T, are the duo solving Christie short story tales. A funny, likable, proper British sleuthing duo, much like Agatha Christie's Poirot but as much humor as mystery. FUN!
The regular cast is Francesca Annis (Cranford, Lillie, Reckless) as Tuppence, spiffing in 20s hat styles. Tommy (James Warwick- Lillie) her amorist romantic mate. Alert is a comic young assistant played by Reece Dinsdale, his first role in a strong continuing career. Arthur Cox (Jane Eyre) plays a Scotland Yard Inspector in episodes 1, 5, 6 & 10. Guest stars appear by the dozen.
ALL now with SUBTITLES
The Secret Adversary- 2hr film
Tommy and Tuppence meet in London, demobed after WWI. Govt. man Carter (Peter Barkworth) employs them to locate a secret paper that survived the Lusitania. This feature length tells the story of T&T's meeting. The mystery: Where's Jane Finn? Who is Mr. Brown? True to Agatha Christie style, there is a myriad of red herrings. Believable 1920s period, some film inside the Ritz.
Guest stars: George Baker (Ruth Rendell Mysteries) as Whittington. Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore in `Goldfinger') as Rita. Alec McCowen as Sir James, Gavin O'Herility as Hersheimmer, and Toria Fuller as Annette.
(remaining TV episodes 50+ min.)
1 The Affair of the Pink Pearl --Now wed but bored, Tommy and Tuppence buy Blunt's International Detective Agency. A stolen pink pearl is investigated after a missing Janet case. Lady Laura (Dulcie Gray) and Col. Bruce (Graham Crowden- `Waiting for God').
2 The House of Lurking Death --Lois Hargreaves (Lynsey Baxter) fears for her life. T&T are called upon but fail to arrive before death's visit. A jolly good episode `rauther' like Upstairs/downstairs or Downton Abbey. Joan Sanderson (Lark Rise to Candleford: The Complete Season One) as Mary and Liz smith as Hannah.
3 The Sunningdale Mystery -A man is found dead on the links, stabbed by a hat-pin. Is Doris Evans (Emily Moore- `Spoils of War') guilty? Denis Lill (Rumpole of the Bailey) as Holloby Jr.
4 The Clergyman's Daughter --After a young woman's inherited manor house appears to be haunted, but Tommy and Tuppence try to prove the poltergeist to be corporeal.
5 Finessing the King --A newspaper coded message intrigues T&T enough to attend a fancy dress ball. This dance turns deadly for the wife of Sir Arthur (Benjamin Whitrow- `Island at War'). Is Bingo (Peter Blythe- `Rumpole of the Bailey') the killer?
6 The Ambassador's Boots --U. S. Ambassador, one Randy Wilmont (T.P. McKenna- `Bleak House'), and a strange luggage case, with suicide mystery leads to violence in the agency office. Jennie Linden (Lillie) as Ms March, and Catherine Schell (Wish Me Luck) as Virma La Strange.
7 The Man in the Mist -The murder of an actress, complete with ghost, fog, & the mysterious village of Adrington. Anne Stallybrass as Mrs. Honeycott and Constantine Gregory as Bulger..
8 The Unbreakable Alibi -Mr. Jones hires T&T to win a bet. The prize is marriage to Una Drake (Anna Nygh- Lytton's Diary Complete Collection).
9 The Case of the Missing Lady -Explorer Stavansson (Jonathan Newth- Poldark: The Complete Collection) can't find his fiancee. Tommy and Tuppence are set upon a diabolical mystery at The Grange house.
10 The Crackler Scotland Yard gets help from T&T infiltrating a forgery gang & high-rollers. Tuppence is in the height of her wardrobe glory; the "cat's whiskers." Shane Rimmer as Ryder; Christopher Scoular (Love in a Cold Climate) as Fruity; and Carolle Rousseau star.
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Initial post: Mar 22, 2013 7:43:06 PM PDT
Marilyn Jones says:
Very helpful to know that English subtitles are available for the hard of hearing ! Thank you
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