Agatha Christie: The Lost Plays

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by full cast, Ivan Brandt, Richard Williams
  • 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A triple bill of archive BBC radio dramas, believed lost for over half a century and only recently rediscovered. "Butter in a Lordly Dish", written specially for radio in 1948, features Richard Williams as Sir Luke Enderby KC, whose infidelities lead him into trouble when he goes to meet his latest flame.
Williams also stars as Hercule Poirot in "Murder in the Mews", a 1955 adaptation of a short story. A young woman is found dead in her flat the day after Guy Fawkes night. Did she die by her own hand or someone else's?
In "Personal Call", also written specially for radio by Agatha Christie, a disturbing telephone call from a woman named Fay has consequences for both Richard Brent and his wife, Pam. This 1960 production stars Ivan Brandt and Barbara Lott.

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Newton Abbot Man

especially loved the play set at Newton Abbot Station. Believed it or not the station platforms still have the same configuration today as when the play was written. Even the refreshment room is still in the same place




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- Amazon Customer

what a treat

If you could sum up Agatha Christie: The Lost Plays in three words, what would they be?

Magic Enjoyable Brilliant


What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Christie: The Lost Plays?

Although the plays themselves were good, I particularly enjoyed the previously unheard on UK radio interview with AC and the extract of the Mousetrap anniversary party speeches and interviews


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Last scene in Personal Call


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but also didn't want it to end it as it was so good


Any additional comments?

Four stars not five for performance because of accent (or lack of) by the actor playing Poirot in Murder in the Mews otherwise brilliant as was the sound quality of all three plays

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- SuzHam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-09-2015
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited