Crime Files

Agatha Christie on Screen

Authors: Aldridge, Mark

  • Features exclusive interviews with Christie's grandson, giving an unparalleled insight into the mind of the world's greatest crime novelist
  • Draws on rare archival material, revealing the development and history of both well known and unmade adaptations of Christie's work
  • Reviews comprehensively the canon of Christie adaptations, ranging from silent film adaptations to the 2015 BBC adaptation of And Then There Were None
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About this book

This book is a comprehensive exploration of 90 years of film and television adaptations of the world’s best-selling novelist’s work. Drawing on extensive archival material, it offers new information regarding both the well-known and forgotten screen adaptations of Agatha Christie’s stories, including unmade and rare adaptations, some of which have been unseen for more than half a century. This history offers intriguing insights into the discussions and debates that surrounded many of these screen projects – something that is brought to life through previously unpublished correspondence from Christie herself and a new wide-ranging interview with her grandson, Mathew Prichard. Agatha Christie on Screen takes the reader on a journey from little known silent film adaptations, through to famous screen productions including 1974’s Murder on the Orient Express, as well as the television series of the Poirot and Miss Marple stories and, most recently, the BBC’s acclaimed version of And Then There Were None.                                               

About the authors

Dr Mark Aldridge is a senior lecturer in Film and Television at Southampton Solent University, UK, specialising in film and television history. Previous publications include The Birth of British Television, also published by Palgrave Macmillan. He has been a fan of Agatha Christie since he first saw Agatha Christie’s Poirot when he was seven.                                               

Reviews

“This has been a book I have been dipping into over the past few months and for anyone who is interested in film and TV adaptations of Agatha Christie’s work then this is certainly the book to buy. It covers adaptations as early as 1928 and as late as the BBC’s And Then There Were None adaptation in 2015 and it even has two chapters devoted to non-UK and USA adaptations. … So overall I would recommend this book.” (crossexaminingcrime, crossexaminingcrime.wordpress.com, March, 2017)      
“Mark Aldridge's book uncovers many hitherto unknown facts about screen adaptations of Agatha Christie. It is an important addition to Christie scholarship and required reading for all admirers of the Queen of Crime.” (Dr. John Curran, author of Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks)
“The book is a mine of information. As well as a fascinating insight into the history of Agatha Christie adaptations, the book also throws much light on the whole area adaptation and its participants on every side of the fence.” (Mathew Prichard, grandson of Agatha Christie)            

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Aldridge, Mark

    Pages 1-5

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  • Chapter 1: The Silent Adventures

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    Pages 9-18

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  • Chapter 2: Poirot Comes to the Silver Screen

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    Pages 19-32

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  • Chapter 3: The Early Television Adaptations

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    Pages 35-51

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  • Chapter 4: New Prospects and Problems in Television

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    Pages 53-75

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eBook 22,99 €
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Softcover 28,88 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-67695-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agatha Christie on Screen
Authors
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37292-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-37292-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-67695-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 363
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