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Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories

Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories
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United States

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Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories

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English

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Episodes

7. Edith Thompson

1/9/2019
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On the morning of 9 January 1923, a brutal and horrifying execution took place at Holloway Prison in London. The condemned young woman screamed and cried, but no last minute reprieve arrived. Long after she was dead, her story would inspire authors like James Joyce, […]

Duration:00:21:54

6. Adaptations (with Sarah Phelps)

12/26/2018
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For many people, their main contact with detective fiction is via film and television adaptations. For a huge global audience, Agatha Christie’s work is as often watched as it is read. Any new production is greeted with intense scrutiny, so what is it really like to […]

Duration:00:21:38

5. Crime at Christmas

12/19/2018
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Reading crime fiction from the early twentieth century is a really popular activity at Christmas. It’s nice to curl up with a good whodunnit by the fire, but if we stop and think about it, reading about complicated ways for people to die is not […]

Duration:00:20:13

4. The Lady Vanishes

12/12/2018
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On 3 December 1926, Agatha Christie left her home in the southern English county of Berkshire just after 9.30 in the evening. She drove away, taking a small suitcase and a fur coat with her. The following morning, the car was found 15 miles away […]

Duration:00:22:33

3. Queer Clues

11/28/2018
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The detective stories of the 1920s and 30s aren’t exactly well known for being edgy, or at the vanguard of the struggle for gay rights. But there are queer clues everywhere in these books, if you only know where to look for them. Find more […]

Duration:00:19:12

2. Crippen

11/15/2018
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The detective writers of the 1920s and 1930s weren’t working a vacuum. They took a keen interest in the crimes of their time, often weaving elements from actual murder cases into their plots or referencing them directly. And there was one case, a murder both […]

Duration:00:22:40

1. Surplus Women

10/31/2018
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After the First World War, there was a great flowering of female independence as more women chose to live single lives. This change, and the backlash to it, is all there to be found in the murder mysteries of the period, if you just dig […]

Duration:00:19:37

0. Whodunnit?

10/16/2018
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For a couple of decades between the first and second world wars, something mysterious happened. A golden age of detective fiction dawned, and people around the world are still devouring books from this time by Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley, Gladys […]

Duration:00:06:27