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  • Murder in Mesopotamia (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

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...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent dramatisation

  • By Dawn on 16-09-12

A Musty Murder

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-17

Not the best but not bad. Too many characters in my opinion. Plot was clever but a little far fetched..didnt feel the murderer had a real motive. Sound effects were distracting when characters were speaking. Performance fantastic as always.

  • The Pale Horse

  • A New BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Jason Hughes, Eleanor Bron, Full Cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

A new BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by Agatha Christie, first published in 1961.Mark Easterbrook learns of a mysterious organisation called the Pale Horse, and in the village of Much Deeping he is told of the organisation's supernatural connections. A piece of paper with a list of names seems to foretell the deaths of several people, and Mark must discover what connects them all, and who is behind the strange powers of the Pale Horse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Stuff

  • By marcellaferguson on 02-04-17

Great Stuff

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-17

A creative and original plot. Not your usual whodunnit but still enjoyable. Characters were relateable and well acted. I usually stick to my Poirot stories but i enjoyed this. Is it just me or did Christie have a strange interest in the supernatural/occult.....

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  • At Bertram's Hotel (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: June Whitfield
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Adore A Story Set In A Hotel!

  • By edel on 22-01-14

hmmmm.... performance good but the plot was so so

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-16

hmmm ....good performance by actors as always...the plot was so so for me ...nice twist at the end though

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  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • wooden narrator takes edge off one of the greats

  • By Toby on 23-01-17

exceptional!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-16

i actually managed to figure this one out before the end your going to love the twist.

  • Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt, George Cole, Michael Cochrane, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Dramatic Christie Murder

  • By Highlight on 11-12-17

Fun listen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Nice twist. struggled a bit to be keep check of all the various characters but story made up for it. Theres a section where poirot disppears for a bit and i panicked haha. Full of humor you wont be disappointed.

  • Appointment with Death

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Appointment with Death

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-05-16

Good listen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-15

Story was a little tricky to follow because of various characters. Nice twist towards the end though. Actors good.

  • The A.B.C. Murders (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt, Simon Williams, Philip Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Review of A B C Murders

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-12-18

Enjoyed it

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-15

Good plot. Not overly confusing and keeps the suspense going. Actors were good and portrayed story well. Not one of my most favourite plots but a good listen. I actually figured out who the murder was towards the end a first for me!

  • Murder on the Links (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SLEUTH IN FRANCE

  • By MR. JOLLY on 27-08-11

Good acting

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-15

a bit of a tricky plot to follow but written very well and played out just as well.

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