Partners in Crime to air in the UK next month

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According to the BBC website, Partners in Crime, the new series based on Agatha Christie’s adventurers Tommy and Tuppence, will be screened at the end of July.

Here are the stars on their roles. David Walliams:

These characters have not been done for a while and I thought it would be a good opportunity to do a new version. Something about having a husband and wife detective duo really appealed. I don’t think there’s been one since Hart to Hart.

Jessica Raine:

It’s so nice to play a woman who isn’t put-upon or a victim. I like how front-footed and quick-witted she is. She’s quite funny and intelligent and curious, all these things you want to be in real life.

The series will be based on the first two novels, The Secret Adversary and Partners in Crime.

 

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8 Responses to Partners in Crime to air in the UK next month

  1. heavenali says:

    ooh that’s exciting!

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  2. I’m looking forward to it, as I’ve never seen it dramatised before. Been a couple of years since I’ve read the first two Tommy and Tuppence so can’t remember the plots too much. Hoping they don’t make stupid and radical changes to the characters and/ or plots like they did with Miss Marple on ITV.

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  3. nostalgiadetected3 says:

    So excited about this – we seem to have been waiting forever! Let’s hope this is just the start of a new presentation of the whole Christie catalogue.

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  4. Santosh Iyer says:

    I never liked these characters. I agree with the persons who called them “irritatingly perky” and “appallingly twee” !

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  5. Bradstreet says:

    Hmmmm, well in THE SECRET ADVERSARY they have both been demobbed after WWI, and PARTNERS IN CRIME is a series of short stories parodying various popular detectives at the time (a lot of whoom the public will never have heard of), so I’m not hopeful that the series will bear any relation to Christie. This is essentially about a married detective couple from the 50s. As such it might be an enjoyable show. Raine is a charming and talented actress, but Walliams is one of those comic actors who is okay as long as he isn’t trying to be funny. We shall see…

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  6. Bradstreet says:

    That’s actually pretty close to the truth. Whenever they do these shows they’re forced to hire a lot of the stuff from prop and costume rental firms. Back in the 1980s/1990s the stuff from the 30s was only about half a century old. Twenty-five years on they have become more fragile and expensive, with the result that for a mid-range expensive series like this seems to be, the 50s is about the earliest that they can do.

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