Agatha Christie'’s Partners in Crime

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  • Set in 1950s Britain between the Blitz and the Cold War, this new BBC series stars David Walliams and Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) as Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, beekeepers who stumble into crime-solving after a chance encounter on a Paris train. Combining espionage and humor with period details, it brings two of Agatha Christie's most endearing characters back to the small screen. Includes two three-part mysteries, The Secret Adversary and N or M? . Agatha Christie'’s charming crime-solvers Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are an ordinary married couple living in 1950s Britain at the start of the Cold War. Sometimes bickering but always sweet on each other, they find themselves knee-deep in danger when they stumble into spy craft and end up being rather good at it. In these sparkling new BBC adaptations of two Christie novels, David Walliams (Little Britain) and Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) portray the endearing pair whose quiet lives are upended by a chance encounter on a Paris train. In The Secret Adversary, they search for a missing woman and a recording that could unmask a Soviet hit man. In N or M? they must discover which person at a seaside guesthouse has stolen a nuclear bomb. Each thrilling adventure abounds with humor, international espionage, visual flair, and chic period fashion. Along with James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Tommy’'s enigmatic uncle, guest stars include Clarke Peters (The Wire), Alice Krige (Tyrant), Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey), and Roy Marsden (P.D. James mysteries).

    Special Features
    Time Out with Clarke Peters (25 min.)
    The Styling of Partners in Crime: Fashioning the 1950s (32 min.)
    Partners in Crime: Behind the Scenes (57 min.)
    Photo Gallery
    . Series cast:
    Jessica Raine... Tuppence Beresford (6 episodes, 2015)
    David Walliams... Tommy Beresford (6 episodes, 2015)
    James Fleet... Carter (6 episodes, 2015)
    Matthew Steer... Albert (6 episodes, 2015)
    Paul Brennen... Lucky (3 episodes, 2015)
    Jonny Phillips... Whittington (3 episodes, 2015)
    Clarke Peters... Julius Hersheimmer (3 episodes, 2015)
    Hannah Waddingham... Blonde Assassin (3 episodes, 2015)
    Madeline Appiah... Annette (3 episodes, 2015)