Following the success of several lengthy adaptations of Agatha Christie's novels for the small screen, it only made sense to try a series. 10 episodes of "The Agatha Christie Hour" were produced, which aired in the United Kingdom in 1982 and eventually migrated to the United States as part of PBS's "Mystery!". Considering the fact that I found the other two '80s British Christie specials I viewed ("Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" and "Seven Dials Mystery") to be overly lengthy, I was interested in seeing how these shorter episodes would fare in comparison.

The major advantage of a format broken up into more episodes is that it allows the program to tackle a wider and more interesting range of Christie's work. Although she is known for her mysteries, these big questions in th...Read the entire review

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