Agatha Christie - Speaking Her Own Words

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01The Semi-pro20151226 (BBC7)
20151227 (BBC7)

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography.

Courtesy of The Christie Archive, specially selected excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes as she dictated her autobiography to her typist using a dictaphone machine. A fascinating chance to hear Agatha Christie's voice and words before she made any amendments for publication. Her secretary later transcribed the tapes into a typescript, which the author then corrected by hand.

Introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard who discovered her tapes.

Completed in 1965, the book was first published in the UK in 1977, the year after her death.

The author's tapes were edited by Radio 4 Extra only to take out pauses and extraneous noises like microphone rumble.

Producer: Peter Reed.

02The Method20151227 (BBC7)

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography.

Courtesy of The Christie Archive, specially selected excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes as she dictated her autobiography to her typist using a dictaphone machine. A fascinating chance to hear Agatha Christie's voice and words before she made any amendments for publication. Her secretary later transcribed the tapes into a typescript, which the author then corrected by hand.

Introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard who discovered her tapes.

Completed in 1965, the book was first published in the UK in 1977, the year after her death.

The author's tapes were edited by Radio 4 Extra only to take out pauses and extraneous noises like microphone rumble.

Producer: Peter Reed.

03Wartime Writing20151228 (BBC7)
20151229 (BBC7)

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography.

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal dictaphone tapes dictating her autobiography for her typist - before she made any amendments for publication.

Completed in 1965, the book was first published in the UK in 1977, the year after her death.

Introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard who discovered her tapes.

Producer: Peter Reed.

04Keeping Notes20151229 (BBC7)
20151230 (BBC7)

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography for her typist - before she made any amendments for publication.

Completed in 1965, the book was first published in the UK in 1977, the year after her death.

Introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard who discovered her tapes.

Producer: Peter Reed.

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography.

05Miss Marple20151230 (BBC7)
20151231 (BBC7)

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography.

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography for her typist - before she made any amendments for publication.

Completed in 1965, the book was first published in the UK in1977, the year after her death.

Introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard who discovered her tapes.

Producer: Peter Reed.

06The Taxman20151231 (BBC7)
20160101 (BBC7)

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography.

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography for her typist - before she made any amendments for publication.

Completed in 1965, the book was first published in the UK in 1977, the year after her death.

Introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard who discovered her tapes.

Producer: Peter Reed.

07Unambitious20160101 (BBC7)
20160102 (BBC7)

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography.

Excerpts from the Queen of the Crime's personal tapes dictating her autobiography for her typist - before she made any amendments for publication.

Completed in 1965, the book was first published in the UK in 1977, the year after her death.

Introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard who discovered her tapes.

Producer: Peter Reed.