This Easter, in a unique new documentary, ITV will celebrate the queen of crime Agatha Christie, and her most enduring literary creation, Hercule Poirot in Agatha & Poirot: Partners in Crime.
Marking 100 years since the first literary appearance of Christie’s illustrious super sleuth, Agatha & Poirot will chart the origins and history of Hercule Poirot and trace the inimitable Belgian detective’s lasting impact upon popular culture.
Presented by Richard E Grant, and featuring contributions from family and famous fans, Agatha & Poirot will explore the life and personal experiences of Christie, which inspired the plots, characters and locations of her literary masterpieces.
Examining the relationship between Christie and her longest life companion Hercule Poirot, the documentary will explore the story behind some of Christie’s most timeless publications, from Poirot’s first outing in The Mysterious Affair At Styles to later pursuits in Murder in the Orient Express and Death on the Nile.
Viewers will visit Christie’s Devon home of Greenway with great grandson James Prichard; experience luxury train travel with Joanna Page; explore Poirot’s popularity across the big and small screens with Stephen Fry; and enjoy Christie’s love of luxury food with chef Marcus Wareing.
Agatha & Poirot features an all-star cast of Christie enthusiasts and experts, including actors Zoe Wanamaker, Hugh Fraser, Amanda Abbington, Lesley Joseph, Danny John Jules and Caroline Quentin. As well as screen writer Anthony Horowitz, Historian Bettany Hughes and Cultural Expert Gus Casely-Hayford.
Agatha and Poirot: Partners in Crime airs Monday 5th April at 9pm on ITV.