After spending much of 2013 watching oh, so many Agatha Christie adaptations, I decided to put together a list of all her novels and short story collections, and whether and when they have been adapted for film. I’ll attempt to keep this updated as new information comes to mind, particularly since it appears that 2017 will be the start of yet another new era of adaptations for the Queen of Crime. See below:

(list updated – September 2016)



The ’80s were Christie’s most prosperous decade for adaptations until the 2000s, with Peter Ustinov‘s Poirot, Joan Hickson‘s Marple, Francesca Annis and James Warwick as Tommy and Tuppence, and assorted other film and TV adaptations. While Christie had been disappointed with the vast majority of adaptations in her lifetime, the 80s would see her work treated far more reverently, and thus lead to David Suchet‘s purist revival in the 90s. Yet, however obliquely, most of these would not have been possible without this pair of TV movies from the start of the decade.


Well, after only ten episodes and one film, Partners in Crime comes to an end. Fair enough: there were only a few short stories and the three later novels (set many years later) remaining, but it’s still hard to say farewell…


Review: “Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime” : Episodes 3 -6 (1983)

with Francesca Annis (Prudence “Tuppence” Beresford nee Crowley),James Warwick (Tommy Beresford),Reece Dinsdale (Albert)

written by Paul Annett, Gerald Savory and Jonathan Hales


cover of “The Secret Adversary”

Review: “Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime” : “The Secret Adversary” and Episodes 1 and 2 (1983)

with Francesca Annis (Prudence “Tuppence” Beresford nee Crowley), James Warwick (Tommy Beresford), Reece Dinsdale (Albert)

written by Pat Sandys, David Butler & Jonathan Hales