BRITBOX TO CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF AGATHA CHRISTIE’S FIRST PUBLISHED NOVEL WITH LAUNCH OF DOCUMENTARY
AGATHA CHRISTIE: 100 YEARS OF POIROT AND MISS MARPLE
BritBox expands its collection of quality programming, partnering with Abacus Media Rights on a documentary commemorating the 100thAnniversary of Agatha Christie’s first novel. Premiering October 10 on BritBox in the U.S. and on Channel 5 in the UK, Agatha Christie: 100 Years of Poirot and Miss Marple explores the influences and impact of history’s most published author.
Already home of the largest collection of Agatha Christie stories in North America, BritBox will celebrate the centennial of Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, with an exclusive documentary, Agatha Christie: 100 Years of Poirot and Miss Marple .The film examines 10 of Christie’s most beloved novels, discusses her writing influences and delves into one of pop culture’s most famous protagonists, Christie’s fictional detective, Hercule Poirot. A Honey Bee production for Channel 5. Executive produced by Ed Taylor and Ros Edwards and directed by Sean Davison. International distribution by Abacus Media Rights.
Featuring interviews from New York Times best-selling author Anthony Horowitz, actors Hugh Fraser (Poirot) and Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Christie’s great-grandson James Prichard, the detailed documentary analyzes Christie’s inspirations and the importance of the settings for each of the following novels: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, Murder at the Vicarage, Death on the Nile, And Then There Were None, Five Little Pigs, A Murder is Announced, The Pale Horse, and Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.
The streamer has been expanding its Christie Collection since May with the addition of at least one new Christie title each month. In addition to this documentary in October, BritBox will add film adaptations: Agatha, Alphabet Murders, Murder at the Gallop, Murder Most Foul, and Murder, She Said as well as a radio documentary entitled Agatha Christie – Speaking Her Own Words, a collection of Christie reading from her own journals and discussing her life and works.