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BBC Dramatisations - Agatha Christie

 
  • Cards on the Table (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt, Stephanie Cole, Donald Sinden
    4.60 (47 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot with Stephanie Cole and Donald Sinden. Hercule Poirot, along with three other luminaries from the world of crime detection, is invited to dinner by the renowned London socialite Dr Shaitana. Also on the guest list are four members of what Shaitana calls his Black Museum - a collection of murderers who have each succeeded in 'getting away with it'. After midnight, when the guests prepare to leave, they make a terrible discovery.
  • A Caribbean Mystery (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.60 (62 ratings)
    As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major's attention wandered. He never did finish the story....
  • Appointment with Death
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.70 (44 ratings)
    Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: 'You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?' Mrs Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met.
  • At Bertram's Hotel (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.50 (57 ratings)
    Miss Marple, Agatha Christie's deceptively mild spinster sleuth, is being treated to a few days' holiday by her niece, staying at Bertram's Hotel, a dignified, unostentatious establishment tucked away in a back street of busy Mayfair. Here is a place where sedate upper class ladies, retired military gentlemen and the higher echelons of the clergy can indulge in the comforts of a bygone age. But Miss Marple begins to feel uneasy. Something sinister lurks beneath the polished veneer.
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  • Evil Under the Sun
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffat, Iain Glen, Fiona Fullerton, Robin Ellis, Wendy Craig, George Baker, Joan Littlewood
    4.80 (58 ratings)
    An exclusive hotel on a tiny picturesque island seems to be the ideal retreat for Hercule Poirot from the stresses of criminal detection. But with the appearance of the beautiful Arlena Stuart, the quiet and peaceful atmosphere becomes charged with an indefinable erotic tension. And when she is found viciously strangled in a secluded cove, there are few, especially among the women, who seem to feel either surprise or regret.
  • Five Little Pigs (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.80 (24 ratings)
    John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Carla Lemarchant was a child of five when her mother was accused and convicted of poisoning her father, the famous painter Amyas Crale. After Caroline Crale dies in prison, Carla is sent to live with her uncle and aunt in Canada. Only on her twenty-first birthday does Carla learn of her family history when she reads a letter written by Caroline before her death, in which she denies murdering her husband.
  • Hallowe'en Party (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.60 (47 ratings)
    John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Famous crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, visiting her friend Judith Butler in the little town of Woodleigh Common, is invited to a Hallowe'en Party put on by society hostess Mrs Rowena Drake for the local teenagers. During her preparations for the party, the conversation turns to Ariadne's grisly novels....
  • Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Peter Sallis
    4.30 (37 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring Peter Sallis as the great Belgian detective. Tyrannical millionaire Simeon Lee has been estranged from most of his family for years. But now, on Christmas Eve, the old man calls them all together once more. Unable to disobey, the children gather uneasily and wonder what their father's intentions are. Does he want to clear up past misunderstandings or cause fresh mischief? Before they can find out, a deafening crash is heard overhead.
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  • In a Glass Darkly (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    3.90 (7 ratings)
    A man witnesses a murderous attack on a young woman in a mirror - yet when he turns round there is nothing there. Can he prevent a premonition coming true? Basic human loyalty and jealousy are at the fore in this chilling tale.
  • Lord Edgware Dies (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.60 (42 ratings)
    'Monsieur Poirot, somehow or other I've just got to get rid of my husband!' No sooner had she uttered the words than Lady Edgware's husband was dead, brutally stabbed in the neck. The evidence against her is overwhelming, the case cut and dried. But what was the truth behind it all? What enemies lurked in the background of the victim's life? Hercule Poirot is on the case, intrigued once more, ready to investigate murder in the library...
  • Magnolia Blossom (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.00 (4 ratings)
    Theo is determined to seek happiness with her husband's business rival, Vincent. Having fled London for Paris, however, she soon learns of Richard's financial collapse - and discovers that rather more than just his job is at stake.
  • Mrs McGinty's Dead (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.50 (57 ratings)
    The gruesome death of Mrs McGinty provokes Superintendent Spence to seek the help of his old ally Hercule Poirot. The victim's young lodger has been found guilty and is due to hang. But Spence is not convinced by the circumstantial evidence which influenced the verdict. So, at considerable personal discomfort, Poirot goes down to the sleepy village where the old lady lived and where, by chance, his good friend Ariadne Oliver is also staying.
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  • Murder at the Vicarage (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.80 (78 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple, the sharp-witted spinster sleuth. In the sleepy little English country village of St Mary Mead, all is not as it seems. Under a seemingly peaceful exterior lurks intrigue, guilt, deception - and murder. Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing landowner, is the most detested man in the village. Everyone, even the vicar, wishes he were dead. And very soon he is - shot in the head in the vicar's own study.
  • Murder on the Links (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.20 (35 ratings)
    BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. When Poirot arrives in France, following an urgent appeal for help, he finds he is too late. His client, a South American millionaire, has been stabbed to death and his body flung into a freshly dug open grave on the golf course adjoining the property. Meanwhile the millionaire's wife is found bound and gagged in her room. Poirot launches an investigation and the baffling mystery begins to unfold.
  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.60 (49 ratings)
    Poirot has always hated visiting the dentist, but this time his check-up is painless and soon over. As he leaves Mr Morley's surgery, he observes a woman wearing patent leather shoes with large buckles. She catches one of the buckles on the taxi door and wrenches it off, and as Poirot hands it back, he is reminded of the children's rhyme 'One, two, buckle my shoe'. Back home, Poirot is astonished to receive a call from Chief Inspector Japp, informing him that Mr Morley has shot himself.
  • Philomel Cottage (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.30 (8 ratings)
    When Alex and Terry set up their own e-commerce company in Philomel Cottage, everything looks rosy until money goes missing from Alex's account. Soon she is questioning her partner - and, indeed, the cottage itself....
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  • Sad Cypress (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.60 (47 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, the great Belgian detective. Elinor Carlisle and Roddy Welman are the model English couple, perfect companions set for a life of ease when they inherit Aunt Laura's considerable fortune. But a poison pen letter begins a chain of events which is to end in tragedy.
  • Swan Song (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    3.90 (9 ratings)
    Polina Nazarova is a soprano whose past is dangerously entangled with the present. Given the opportunity to sing her Tosca opposite the arrogant and cruel Andre Breon, it seems that her desire for revenge may prove irresistible.
  • Taken at the Flood (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.30 (42 ratings)
    Gordon Cloade is killed in a London air raid, and his vast fortune passes to his young wife Rosaleen. Five of his relatives are desperate to get their hands on Cloade's money, and Rosaleen begins to fear for her life. The prospects for the Cloades improve when they discover that Rosaleen had a previous husband who perished mysteriously in Africa. Then a mysterious stranger appears in the village, saying that he has something to communicate to her, but the following morning he is found dead.
  • The £199 Adventure (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.40 (11 ratings)
    A middle-aged man in search of adventure, Bobby Roberts answers an advert in The Times and is dispatched to Milan, to collect a harmless package from a scientist. However, he very soon gets caught up in a terrifying murder.
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  • The A.B.C. Murders (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt, Simon Williams, Philip Jackson
    4.40 (33 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as the great Belgian detective with Simon Williams and Philip Jackson. Alice Ascher, a poor, elderly shopkeeper, is murdered in Andover. Betty Barnard, a young waitress, is strangled with her own belt at Bexhill-on-Sea. Next comes Carmichael Clarke, collector of Chinese art, clubbed to death in Churston. Only in Doncaster does the pattern vary: the man found stabbed in the Regal Cinema is called George Earsfield.
  • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffat, Donald Sinden, Sian Phillips
    4.40 (55 ratings)
    In this delightful tale, an Eastern Prince arrives in England with some family jewels which he's having reset as a gift for his fiancée. However, the Prince also has a mistress; she asks to wear one particularly enchanting piece that features a huge ruby, and then promptly disappears with it. Poirot discovers a connection with a house party at the home of Colonel and Mrs Lacey, and in order to pursue his investigation an invitation is procured for him to the Laceys'.
  • The Body in the Library (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.90 (43 ratings)
    BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the sharp-witted spinster sleuth. Dolly Bantry, mistress of Gossington Hall, is enjoying a pleasant doze when suddenly her dreams take a strange turn. The housemaid Mary is telling her that there is a body in the library.
  • The Capture of Cerberus & The Incident of the Dog's Ball
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.10 (16 ratings)
    In 2004, a remarkable archive was unearthed at Agatha Christie's family home, Greenway - 73 of her private notebooks, filled with pencilled jottings and ideas.
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  • The Case of the Perfect Carer (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.20 (14 ratings)
    When the Cowley sisters employ a carer to look after the ailing Carmela, Morag appears to suit their needs perfectly. But after a spectacular jewel theft on the night of the Hunt Ball, it appears that the perfect carer might be implicated.
  • The Dressmaker's Doll (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    3.80 (8 ratings)
    Octavia's triumphant new dress designs are the only thing on her mind - but is it safe to ignore the ominous dressmaker's doll which appears in her workshop? The cut-throat fashion industry provides this story's backdrop.
  • The Gates of Baghdad (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.00 (18 ratings)
    A group of adventurers set out from Damascus to visit the legendary Gate of Baghdad, also known as the Gate of Death. When one of the party is found dead, the others look to the seemingly unimpeachable Mr Parker Pyne.
  • The Gypsy (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    3.80 (9 ratings)
    War-wounded sailor Dickie Carpenter is haunted by strange visitations from a ghostly woman. When his friend Robert tries to solve the mystery, though, he ultimately has to fight his own terrifying battle between love and death.
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  • The Hound of Death (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    4.00 (11 ratings)
    The year is 1920, and an ambitious doctor meets a nun apparently traumatised by what she witnessed in the Great War. An attempt to restore the woman's sanity results in the uncovering of something very sinister indeed.
  • The Last Séance (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Andrew Sachs, Full Cast
    4.80 (4 ratings)
    Having lost her husband and only child to the war in Afghanistan, a young woman turns to an Irish couple for hope in the form of a miracle. But dark forces are at work, and the price to pay for salvation may be too much to bear.
  • The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Ian Lavender, Gayle Hunnicutt, James Laurenson, June Whitfield
    4.50 (30 ratings)
    After the death of her husband, Dolly Bantry sold Gossington Hall to the former film star Marina Gregg and her husband. When the glamorous couple decide to throw a benefit party for the local hospital, the grounds are thronged with curious visitors, and for one of them, the day ends in tragedy. As Marina is serving cocktails in the house, she is cornered by the excitable Heather Babcock, who chatters away about their former meeting about eleven years ago before spilling her daiquiri all over herself and Marina.
  • The Moving Finger (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.40 (48 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple. Recuperating from a flying accident, Jerry Burton needs to take a break somewhere peaceful. He and his sister rent a house in the little village of Lymstock, where they know no-one and hope to be able to relax. Their quiet life is shattered, however, by the arrival of an obscene anonymous letter accusing them of impropriety. Jerry refuses to take it seriously and throws it on the fire.
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  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.70 (39 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. Mrs Farrars is found dead of an apparent overdose one year after the death of her husband. The villagers of King's Abbot are suspicious. The rumour is that she poisoned her husband and was in love with Roger Ackroyd. When he is found murdered the following day, there is little to go on. Luckily one of the newest residents who has retired to this normally quiet village is none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Nicola McAuliffe, Philip Jackson, Simon Williams, John Moffatt
    4.40 (51 ratings)
    This is the very first Poirot/Hastings story. Set in 1916, we meet Captain Hastings as he is invalided out of the Great War and goes to convalesce at Styles Court, the family home of his great friend, John Cavendish. By an extraordinary coincidence, billeted in the village is a brilliant little retired detective with an egg-shaped head, who made a considerable impression on the Captain when he was in Belgium. Styles is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount.
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Maurice Denhham
    4.30 (52 ratings)
    A millionaire strikes a deal on the seedier side of Paris and a priceless cache of rubies becomes destined for his beloved daughter Rachel. Two days later Rachel is dead - murdered on a train on her way to the Riviera to meet her scoundrel lover: a mysterious, dark man. The suspects line up... only master slueth Hercule Poirot can unravel the mystery and find the truth. Maurice Denhham stars as the great Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.
  • The Pale Horse (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.50 (29 ratings)
    Father Gorman is called to a dingy rooming house to see a woman who, before she dies, confesses a bizarre tale to him. Leaving the house he is followed and, in the fog, a fatal blow is struck. A piece of paper with nine names written on it is found in the dead priest's shoe. The clue leads to The Pale Horse Inn, home of three women: a psychic, a medium, and a witch. Can Mark Easterbrook and his friend Ariadne Oliver unravel the occult mysteries?
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  • The Sittaford Mystery (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt, Stephen Tompkinson
    4.50 (54 ratings)
    A blizzard has hit England. In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan. He has rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village. As evening draws in, a seance is proposed. But it reveals more than they had anticipated - TREVELYAN DEAD, spells out the board. Slowly the table begins to rock again, spelling out the word M-U-R-D-E-R. Is it true? And who would kill a man who doesn't have an enemy in the world?
  • The Unexpected Guest (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.00 (18 ratings)
    A foggy night... a lonely country house... and a woman with a gun in her hand quietly surveying the dead body of her husband. It looked like a straightforward case of murder. Or was it? As the ghosts of an old wrong begin to emerge from the past, the case begins to look anything but straightforward... First staged at the Duchess Theatre in London in 1958, this play ran for 604 performances and is as gripping and ingenious as you would expect from the Queen of Crime.
  • The Witness for the Prosecution (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.20 (17 ratings)
    When Leonard Vole finds himself accused of murder, his predicament is made even worse when he discovers his wife to be the chief witness against him. The trial proceeds with a number of unexpected twists....
  • They Do It With Mirrors (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.30 (33 ratings)
    Miss Marple is told that her old friend, Carrie, is in danger and she goes to stay with her at Stoneygates, a home for maladjusted adolescents. While she is there, tragedy strikes as Carrie's step-son, Christian Gulbrandsen, is shot dead. There are at least seven suspects and two more murders follow. But the man with the obvious motive has a cast-iron alibi, as he could hardly be in two places at once - or could he? June Whitfield once again stars as the indomitable amateur detective.
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  • Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt, George Cole, Michael Cochrane, Clive Merrison
    4.50 (42 ratings)
    Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish clifftop home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange. Death visits the house soon after Poirot's arrival, the victim an elderly clergyman who's only had a sip of dry martini. What else was in the glass? Are natural causes to blame... or murder?
  • Towards Zero (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Philip Fox, Hugh Bonneville, Marcia Warren
    4.30 (39 ratings)
    Lady Tresselian invites several guests to stay at her seaside house at Gull's Point. Against her better judgment she has allowed her late husband's ward, handsome tennis ace Neville Strange, and his wife Kay to come at the same time as Neville's ex-wife Audrey. Other guests include Mary, Lady Tresselian's companion; Ted, Kay's ever-present friend; Thomas, a family friend who has just returned from spending the war in Africa and Lady Tresselian's old friend Lord Justice Treves.
  • 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims, Susannah Harker
    4.70 (62 ratings)
    A Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild Miss Marple with Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker. Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4:50 train from Paddington station to visit her friend, Miss Marple. During the journey, another train pulls alongside, and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a tall, dark man strangling a blonde woman. She reports what she has seen, yet no one takes any notice.
  • A Murder is Announced (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.70 (56 ratings)
    A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple, the deceptively mild spinster sleuth. 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30pm. Friends please accept this, the only intimation.' Nestled among the usual notices about dogs for sale and appeals for domestic help, the startling entry in the personal column of the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette has the the entire village agog with curiosity. Is it a game? And who is meant to attend?
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  • A Pocket Full of Rye (Dramatized)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.70 (48 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple, the deceptively mild spinster sleuth. Wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue is found dead with rye grain in his pocket. His death is followed in quick succession by a woman dying while eating bread and honey, and a maid in her garden. Inspector Neele, in charge of investigating the spate of murders, consults with Miss Marple, who has an interesting and surprising theory to offer.
  • Agatha Christie: Murder Is Easy (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Michael Cochrane
    4.60 (60 ratings)
    It's very easy to kill - so long as no one suspects you.' So says Miss Pinkerton when ex-policeman Luke Fitzwilliam meets her on a train. Luke doesn't take much notice of this little old lady's story about a serial killer on the loose in her village - until her predictions start to come true, when he feels compelled to check it out. Very soon the race is on to prevent any more murders...
  • And Then There Were None (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Lyndsey Marshal, John Rowe, Geoffrey Whitehead
    4.40 (68 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Agatha Christie mystery, starring Lyndsey Marshal, Geoffrey Whitehead and John Rowe. Ten guests travel to an island at the invitation of someone named U. N. Owen. All are strangers, but they have two things in common: they have all been responsible for someone's death, and none will leave the island alive.
  • Murder in Mesopotamia (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.60 (51 ratings)
    Crime sleuth Hercule Poirot returns in a thrilling BBC Radio 4 dramatisation. Amy Leatheran has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist; events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient's bizzarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax - in murder...
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  • Murder on the Orient Express (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.50 (44 ratings)
    An international cast of suspects, all passengers on the crowded train, are speeding through the snowy European landscape when a bizarre and terrible murder brings them to an abrupt halt. One of their glittering number lies dead in his cabin, stabbed a mysterious twelve times. There is no lack of clues for Poirot - but which clue is real and which is a clever plant?
  • Nemesis (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.50 (55 ratings)
    June Whitfield stars as the sharp-witted spinster sleuth in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation now available on audio. Miss Marple is totally shocked to receive a letter from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel, an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. The letter leaves instructions for Miss Marple, whom Mr Rafiel had recognised as a natural detective, to investigate a crime after his death.
  • Peril at End House (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.30 (29 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as the great Belgian detective. Hercule Poirot and his good friend Captain Hastings are enjoying a well-deserved break on the Cornish Riviera, in the idyllic village of St Loo. Wandering along the terrace of the Hotel Majestic on the first morning of their stay, Poirot literally falls at the feet of a pretty, dark-haired girl and, much to Hastings' delight, insists that she join them for a cocktail.
  • Sleeping Murder (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.50 (41 ratings)
    Gwenda Reed arrives from New Zealand, travelling ahead of her husband with the task of finding the perfect place to make their base. In the quiet village of Dilmouth, she finds a house with immediate appeal. A few renovations will convert it into her ideal home. Then things get very strange indeed. Wanting porch stairs, Gwenda hires a builder to put them in - only to find some old steps, covered up by bushes.
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  • After the Funeral (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.70 (22 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as the great Belgian detective. When Richard Abernethie, last master of Enderby Hall, dies suddenly in his sleep, the family are eager to discover how his riches have been divided. However, the reading of the will is rudely interrupted by his youngest sister, Cora: 'He was murdered, wasn't he?' she blurts out. Used to her inopportune remarks, the family ignore her. But the next day, when Cora herself is found brutally killed, they start to wonder.
  • Agatha Christie: Sparkling Cyanide (BBC Radio 4 Drama)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Peter Wight, Amanda Drew
    4.50 (25 ratings)
    There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance. Published in 1945, "Sparkling Cyanide" is all about remembrance. It begins with six characters recalling the horrific death of Rosemary Barton, a beautiful but shallow young heiress poisoned by a cyanide-spiked glass of champagne whilst celebrating her birthday at a smart London restaurant.
  • Crooked House (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Anna Maxwell Martin, Full Cast, Rory Kinnear
    4.20 (23 ratings)
    With World War II at an end, Charles Hayward is finally free to marry the woman he loves, Sophia Leonides. However, she refuses - the unexplained death of her grandfather, wealthy businessman Aristide Leonides, draws her back to the suffocating environment of her family home. Charles follows, but his arrival coincides with the discovery that Aristide's death was murder. The ensuing investigation drags Charles into the dark heart of the family, and its deadly secrets and dangers.
  • Dead Man's Folly (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt, Julia McKenzie
    4.50 (51 ratings)
    Ariadne Oliver, Queen of Crime Fiction, has been asked to devise a Murder Hunt for a fête at Nasse House, the home of Sir George Stubbs. But she begins to suspect that someone is manipulating the scenario of her game and fears that something very sinister is being planned. She sends for her old friend Hercule Poirot. At first, he is not inclined to take her very seriously, but soon a series of events propels him to change his mind.
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  • Death in the Clouds (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.60 (39 ratings)
    A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of an Agatha Christie story. On a flight from Le Bourget to Croydon, on which Hercule Poirot is an apprehensive passenger, a woman is found dead. A doctor on board is inclined to put it down to a wasp-sting, but Poirot suspects that a poisoned dart is the real cause - and, perhaps rather too conveniently, a blow pipe is discovered stuffed down the back of his seat. Clearly the murder can only have been committed by one of the passengers or crew on the plane.
  • Death on the Nile
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt
    4.50 (33 ratings)
    John Moffatt stars as the famous Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of one of Christie's most popular novels. Linnet Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a devoted husband, she has everything anyone could wish for. But as the happy couple set out on an idyllic honeymoon cruise on the Nile, storm clouds are gathering. Linnet's former friend, Jacqueline de Bellefort, follows her and Simon wherever they go and Linnet senses she is in danger.
  • Dumb Witness (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt, Simon Williams
    4.50 (40 ratings)
    As Hercule Poirot sifts through his post one particular morning, he alights upon a letter from an elderly and (as it transpires), exceedingly rich spinster - Miss Emily Arundell. She is clearly in great distress and seeking his help, but doesn't say why. Her only specific mention is 'the incident of the dog's ball'. However, what intrigues Poirot is the date of the communication - it was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must visit the lady with all haste.
  • Elephants Can Remember (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by John Moffatt, Julia McKenzie
    4.30 (38 ratings)
    Following an otherwise-enjoyable literary luncheon, the celebrated crime novelist Ariadne Oliver is accosted by a particularly formidable woman who engages her in conversation about one of her many god-daughters, whom Ariadne hasn't seen since she was a child. She lands a bombshell with the question 'What I want to know is this: did her mother kill her father, or was it the father who killed the mother?'
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  • Endless Night (Dramatised)
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Jonathan Forbes, Lizzie Watts
    3.80 (26 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Agatha Christie's darkly suspenseful psychological thriller. 'Some are born to sweet delight/Some are born to endless night' William Blake Agatha Christie wrote 'Endless Night' in 1967, and it is one of her greatest - and most unusual - novels. Creepy, malevolent and claustrophobic, it is a story about choices, the nature of good and evil, and grim retribution.