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Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

Lucy Worsley explores the enigma of Agatha Christie. Over three episodes, she applies her historian’s powers of investigation to the Queen of Crime. And she uncovers a complex woman whose life – and work – reflects the upheavals of the 20th century.

Unfinished Portrait

53m 53s

Rich, famous, successful… an enigma hiding in plain sight. Lucy Worsley explores how Agatha Christie found happiness in her second marriage. And she discovers how the author secured her reputation as the ‘Queen of Crime’.

Episodes

  • Unfinished Portrait: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Unfinished Portrait

    S1 E3 - 53m 53s

    Rich, famous, successful… an enigma hiding in plain sight. Lucy Worsley explores how Agatha Christie found happiness in her second marriage. And she discovers how the author secured her reputation as the ‘Queen of Crime’.

  • Destination Unknown: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Destination Unknown

    S1 E2 - 53m 19s

    Lucy Worsley investigates Agatha Christie's disappearance in 1926. She visits the key locations, and reveals connections between Agatha's experiences and her novels. She also uncovers new evidence about Agatha's mental health.

  • Cat Among the Pigeons: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cat Among the Pigeons

    S1 E1 - 54m 9s

    Lucy Worsley turns detective to uncover how Agatha Christie developed her ingenious talent for murder. She delves into Agatha’s haunted childhood, knowledge of poisons, and wartime trauma. And she discovers that Christie kept much hidden from view.

Extras + Features

  • Episode 3 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview

    S1 E3 - 30s

    Rich, famous, successful… an enigma hiding in plain sight. Lucy Worsley explores how Agatha Christie found happiness in her second marriage. And she discovers how the author secured her reputation as the "Queen of Crime."

  • 'Death on the Nile': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    'Death on the Nile'

    S1 E3 - 2m 2s

    Lucy boards the SS Sudan, the paddle steamer that inspired "Death on the Nile."

  • 'The Mousetrap': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    'The Mousetrap'

    S1 E3 - 2m 51s

    Lucy discovers the origins of Agatha's most famous play, "The Mousetrap."

  • Agatha's Disappearance: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Agatha's Disappearance

    S1 E2 - 1m 52s

    Following the discovery of her abandoned car, the police launch a search for the missing Agatha Christie.

  • Episode 2 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview

    S1 E2 - 30s

    Lucy Worsley investigates Agatha Christie's disappearance in 1926. She visits the key locations, and reveals connections between Agatha's experiences and her novels. She also uncovers new evidence about Agatha's mental health.

  • Agatha's Divorce Trip: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Agatha's Divorce Trip

    S1 E2 - 1m 42s

    In the wake of her divorce, Agatha takes a trip on the Orient Express.

  • Agatha's Family: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Agatha's Family

    S1 E1 - 1m 36s

    Lucy meets Agatha Christie's great grandson, James Prichard, to discuss Agatha's family and upbringing.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S1 - 31s

    Lucy Worsley explores the enigma of Agatha Christie. Over three episodes, she applies her historian’s powers of investigation to the Queen of Crime. And she uncovers a complex woman whose life – and work – reflects the upheavals of the 20th century.

Schedule

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    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: Destination Unknown: TVSS: Iconic

    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

    Destination Unknown

    Sunday
    Jul 14

    1 Hour

    On the evening of December 3, 1926, Agatha Christie leaves her home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in her Morris Cowley; her car is found abandoned the next morning, balanced precariously on the edge of a quarry.
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    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: Destination Unknown: TVSS: Iconic

    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

    Destination Unknown

    Sunday
    Jul 14

    1 Hour

    On the evening of December 3, 1926, Agatha Christie leaves her home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in her Morris Cowley; her car is found abandoned the next morning, balanced precariously on the edge of a quarry.
  • Image
    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: Destination Unknown: TVSS: Iconic

    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

    Destination Unknown

    Monday
    Jul 15

    1 Hour

    On the evening of December 3, 1926, Agatha Christie leaves her home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in her Morris Cowley; her car is found abandoned the next morning, balanced precariously on the edge of a quarry.
  • Image
    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: Destination Unknown: TVSS: Iconic

    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

    Destination Unknown

    Monday
    Jul 15

    1 Hour

    On the evening of December 3, 1926, Agatha Christie leaves her home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in her Morris Cowley; her car is found abandoned the next morning, balanced precariously on the edge of a quarry.
  • Image
    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: Unfinished Portrait: TVSS: Iconic

    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

    Unfinished Portrait

    Thursday
    Jul 18

    1 Hour

    Agatha Christie's later life and how amid the turbulent social and political change of the 1930s and 40s, newfound personal happiness impacted her writing for the better.
  • Image
    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: Unfinished Portrait: TVSS: Iconic

    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

    Unfinished Portrait

    Friday
    Jul 19

    1 Hour

    Agatha Christie's later life and how amid the turbulent social and political change of the 1930s and 40s, newfound personal happiness impacted her writing for the better.
  • Image
    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: Unfinished Portrait: TVSS: Iconic

    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

    Unfinished Portrait

    Friday
    Jul 19

    1 Hour

    Agatha Christie's later life and how amid the turbulent social and political change of the 1930s and 40s, newfound personal happiness impacted her writing for the better.
  • Image
    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: Unfinished Portrait: TVSS: Iconic

    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

    Unfinished Portrait

    Sunday
    Jul 21

    1 Hour

    Agatha Christie's later life and how amid the turbulent social and political change of the 1930s and 40s, newfound personal happiness impacted her writing for the better.
  • Image
    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: Unfinished Portrait: TVSS: Iconic

    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

    Unfinished Portrait

    Sunday
    Jul 21

    1 Hour

    Agatha Christie's later life and how amid the turbulent social and political change of the 1930s and 40s, newfound personal happiness impacted her writing for the better.
  • Image
    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen: Unfinished Portrait: TVSS: Iconic

    Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

    Unfinished Portrait

    Monday
    Jul 22

    1 Hour

    Agatha Christie's later life and how amid the turbulent social and political change of the 1930s and 40s, newfound personal happiness impacted her writing for the better.

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