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Agatha Christie: The Lost Plays

Three BBC radio full-cast dramas: Butter in a Lordly Dish, Murder in the Mews & Personal Call
Durée : 2 h et 30 min
3.5 out of 5 stars (2 notations)
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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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  • Global
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  • Patrick
  • 04/05/2016

Sorry, not the best

Would you try another book from Agatha Christie and/or the narrators?

Yes. This is not her best work, and there is a reason why it is "lost."

Would you ever listen to anything by Agatha Christie again?

Absolutely. Her work is generally terrific, with the exception of these stories.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Her other works have plenty of redeeming qualities--this was more mediocre and I recommend her other works.

Any additional comments?

As I have noted, Agatha Christie stories are generally fantastic, but I believe there is a reason why these were "lost" or not well known. It is because they are not as good as her other works.

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  • Global
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  • Mr Movie
  • 07/01/2016

In context, I can see how this is highly regarded

What did you like best about Agatha Christie: The Lost Plays? What did you like least?

I like the play about the train the most, and her interviews. I least liked the time in between, but not by much.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I wanted more.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They bring that "radio play" feeling which to me is always engrossing regardless of the topic.

Was Agatha Christie: The Lost Plays worth the listening time?

Definitely.

Any additional comments?

Could do with a little less narration in between. I couldn't wait for those parts to finish

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  • Global
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  • Robin J Sellman
  • 11/07/2018

A good little listen

An interesting addition to anyone's Agatha charities library. I liked the radio interviews with the lady herself.

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  • ZUrlocker
  • 03/07/2017

For die hard fans only

I'm an avid fan of Christie, especially the BBC radio adaptations. Sadly this is an uneven collection. Two lost plays that sound like they were written on a rainy afternoon and discarded. They rank right up there with high schoolers campfire ghost stories. These plays were lost for a reason! There's also a 1955 adaptation of "Murder in the Mews." It's a good story but the production is nothing special and true fans are probably already familiar with it. The package is rounded out with some recordings of Agatha Christie from the 1950s which are quite interesting along with an interview with a cast member from "Murder in the Mews" that is quite good although rather unrelated to Christie.

  • Global
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  • Arlene
  • 16/12/2016

Very interesting compilation

This is really rather fun, it has a few very short plays performed that were written by Agatha Christie that I'd never heard of or read before as well as live recordings of her in various places. There's also a full Radio Broadcast and afterwards an interview with the sole surviving cast member. He discusses not only Agatha Christie, but his experiences in set design as well as the movies he worked on.

Really fun Historical and trivia piece to listen to.

  • Global
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  • K. Wilson
  • 28/09/2016

ENJOYABLE

My husband and I listen to Agatha Christie as we travel. These short stories provided great entertainment for short trips. We love her work and the productions were enjoyable.

  • Global
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  • Kimberly
  • 23/08/2016

great for fans

a real treat to hear footage from the author herself as a fan this is a favorite choice

  • Global
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  • Patricia M. Street
  • 31/07/2016

Only 3 plays

Says 5 plays but in fact only 3. #3 & 5 are interviews. The 3 plays are good but it a shame there aren't 5.

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  • bg
  • 22/04/2016

Interviews don't add anything

Not my idea of the voices of Poirot and the CI or their relationship but that's bound to happen. Rest of characters very well done. But although I liked hearing Agatha Christies voice, for the most part the various interviews took up more time than was warranted and added little to the experience. I would rather have had another story added.

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  • Jennifer Asher
  • 12/04/2016

Great stories and background stories

As an Agatha Christie fan these old radio shows were amazing and fun to try to guess the endings