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on July 3, 2012
Like the earlier series "Wodehouse Playhouse" -- which focused on lesser known stories of P. G. Wodehouse (i.e., no Bertie Wooster or Blandings Castle) -- the "Agatha Christie Hour" steered clear of Poirot, Marple, and Tommy & Tuppence.

The stories are hit and miss. A few are not mystery or adventure stories at all. "The Mystery of the Blue Jar" (about a man who hears cries for help on a golf course that no one else hears) and "The Red Signal" (which is treated like an old-fashioned movie mystery and has a phenomenal cast) are the closest to being typical Christiesque mysteries.

Many of the others are fun adventure stories. "Jane in Search of a Job" and "The Case of the Discontented Soldier" and "The Girl on the Train" are all tongue-in-cheek adventures that do not stint on the chase or on the fun. Some of the rest, like "The Fourth Man," are not very interesting.

Though this was made around the same time as "Brideshead Revisited" this show looks like most British tv at the time. Many of the scenes were done in one take, and on videotape, with filmed exteriors. This makes some of it look cheap and chintzy.
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on March 31, 2014
I was expecting a collection of mysteries, but some of the episodes were stories about character development. All were beautifully acted and staged. The sets were interesting and true to the times as I remember movies of the period. I am 90 years old but my perspective was through childhood's eyes and not much knowledge, at the time, of British culture and classes. The stories were entertaining and, most importantly, revealing of the author, therefore interesting.
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on February 14, 2017
Good collection of Christie mysteries. Particularly enjoyed the Mr. Parker Pyne episodes for their humor and thought provoking situations.
They range from quiet and proper investigations into what life is all about to fast-paced and criminal investigations.
Character driven and well produced vehicles for the up and coming and established actors of the time.
If you love Christie, then you will enjoy the care given to these stories.
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on March 7, 2014
These dramas from perhaps lesser-known Agatha Christie stories were made in the 80s (altho set during World War I) and the production quality shows that. I have enjoyed becoming acquainted with Christie's other characters besides Miss Marple and Poirot. If you like Agatha Christie, you will like these shows. Well worth the price.
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on August 8, 2017
great collection
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on April 11, 2014
If you love Agatha Christie Mysteries, then you would enjoy this collections of hour long mysteries. These DVDs shows many of the British actors in their early days. It was a joy to see John Nettles from Midsomer Murders when he was very young.
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on April 14, 2015
great set of movies
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on March 30, 2017
love anything by Ms. Christie
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on September 24, 2016
Love them
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on November 10, 2014
This is a collection of stories. I was expecting more murder mystery stories in the vein of Murder on the Orient Express. These really were not what I was expecting, but still the stories were rather good.

The DVD arrived on time and in good condition.
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