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|Opening||jan 15, 2013|
|Closing||feb 03, 2013|
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"Three Blind Mice" was part of a May 30, 1947 evening program in honor of Queen Mary's Eightieth birthday. The BBC approached the queen some months prior and asked for her special favorites. Among a selection of music and variety, she requested a new mystery by Agatha Christie, a writer the queen deeply admired. The world's longest running play The Mousetrap was based on "Three Blind Mice."
"Yellow Iris" was first presented on the BBC National Program in 1937. The main part of the story takes place in a London Cabaret. The play is unusual in that the production intersperses the action with the live musicians & performances of the cabaret artists who were on the bill at the restaurant where the murder is committed. It introduced the new Belgian Inspector Hercule Poirot, later to become one of Christie fans favorite detectives. Composer, singer-songwriter Tony & Grammy-winning Rupert Holmes wrote several original songs specifically for this play.
"Butter in a Lordly Dish" was first performed on the BBC on Tuesday, January 13, 1948 in a strand entitled Mystery Playhouse presents, The Detection Club. The play title comes from the Bible: Judges, 5:25: "He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish". "He" refers to Sisera and "she" is Jael. In the Bible Jael kills Sisera by hammering a nail through his head (This work was never published before).
"Personal Call" was presented on the BBC on Monday, May 31, 1954. The thriller introduces the audiences to the legendary character of Inspector Narracott from the 1931 novel The Sittaford Mystery. (This work was never published before).
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