Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence: Partners in Crime

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  • TV-PG
  • 1983
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (877)

Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence: Partners in Crime is a highly respected television series produced by ITV which aired from 1983 to 1984. The show is based on a series of detective novels by acclaimed author, Agatha Christie, and follows the adventure of Tommy & Tuppence as they solve complex mysteries and crimes.

The series is set in 1950s London, and the central protagonist are the married couple of Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. They are presented as two very different types of people which complement each other's talents. While Tommy is a confident and sensible individual who approaches situations with logic and strategy, Tuppence is more of an impulsive free spirit. Their dynamic partnership helps strengthen their resolve, allowing them to not only solve crimes but enhance their relationship.

As the lead detective on most of the cases, Detective Inspector Marriott, played by Arthur Cox, is featured prominently in the show. He is a perfect foil for Tuppence's wild enthusiasm and often serves as an anchor to Tommy's somewhat detached logic. His authoritative presence and keen understanding of crime make him a valuable asset to the Beresfords.

Francesca Annis as Tuppence Beresford gives an energetic performance, with a natural playfulness that is both infectious and endearing. Tuppence often displays an intuitive approach to solving mysteries which leads to some of the most intriguing and thrilling moments in the series. She has a flirtatious yet subtle demeanor, often hiding her intelligence in order to fool suspects and gain their trust.

James Warwick as Tommy Beresford is the quintessential problem-solver. A sharp mind and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of intricate details, he plays the perfect counterbalance to Tuppence's eccentricity. He is the more reserved of the duo, portraying himself as a man of action rather than one of words. He is patient, methodical, and exudes an air of confidence in each situation they find themselves in.

Reece Dinsdale, who plays Albert, is perhaps the most mysterious of the characters. No one seems to know exactly what he does, but his connection to military intelligence is established early on in the series. He acts as Tommy's confidant, oftentimes offering his unique perspective on the cases being investigated. His quiet demeanor adds a certain depth to the show.

Throughout the series, there is a central mystery or a case that Tommy and Tuppence, along with Detective Inspector Marriott, must solve. From murders to blackmail, espionage to robbery, the cases are complex and are always solved in innovative ways. With Tommy's cerebral approach, Tuppence's quick wits, and Marriott's efficient detective work, the cases are always solved with a blend of careful planning and ad hoc decision making.

Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence: Partners in Crime is an exemplary show that has stood the test of time. It has a combination of wit and intrigue that make it compelling viewing, even after several decades. The mysteries are well-executed, leading the viewers along an intricate web of intrigue before arriving at a satisfying conclusion. Overall, it is undoubtedly one of the best representations of detective literature ever produced for television.

Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence: Partners in Crime is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on October 9, 1983.

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The Crackler
11. The Crackler
January 14, 1984
Tommy and Tuppence take on an assignment as part of an effort to catch a gang of forgers. Their job: to mingle at the Python Club.
The Case of the Missing Lady
10. The Case of the Missing Lady
January 1, 1984
An explorer asks for help finding his fiancée, who has vanished. With only one clue to follow, Tommy and Tuppence discover mysterious happenings.
The Man in the Mist
9. The Man in the Mist
December 18, 1983
A woman's past, a ghost and a heavy mist unsettle the village of Adlington. T & T, having failed to unravel a robbery case there, find a new one.
The Unbreakable Alibi
8. The Unbreakable Alibi
December 11, 1983
A wealthy young man asks T & T to help him win over a woman. She will only marry him if he can prove that one of two alibis she concocts is false.
The Ambassador's Boots
7. The Ambassador's Boots
December 4, 1983
T & T investigate a case involving luggage belonging to a U.S. ambassador. The danger escalates after a suicide and a violent altercation.
The Clergyman's Daughter
6. The Clergyman's Daughter
November 27, 1983
The death of her aunt is the rescue for a woman whose father died and left her poor. But the aunt's fortune has vanished and her house is haunted.
The Sunningdale Mystery
5. The Sunningdale Mystery
November 6, 1983
When a partner in an insurance firm is found murdered on a golf course, evidence found at the scene points to a female suspect taken into custody.
The House of Lurking Death
4. The House of Lurking Death
October 30, 1983
Fearing someone in the house is trying to kill her, the new young mistress of Thurley Grang hires Tommy and Tuppence to investigate.
Finessing the King
3. Finessing the King
October 23, 1983
Intrigued by a coded message suggesting a rendezvous, Tommy and Tuppence attend the ball and go on to the romantic café they suspect is the spot.
The Affair of the Pink Pearl
2. The Affair of the Pink Pearl
October 16, 1983
Bored by her dull life, Tuppence is thrilled to learn that Tommy has taken over a defunct detective agency and eagerly helps him set up shop.
The Secret Adversary
1. The Secret Adversary
Tommy and Tuppence meet after the end of World War I. Looking for work, they stumble into a search off the sinking Lusitania.
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  • Premiere Date
    October 9, 1983
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (877)