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Friday 6 May 2022

Alan Carr’s Adventures With Agatha Christie - Coming to Channel 4

Alan Carr, the Chattyman and lifelong Christie admirer, will embark on a very personal Great British adventure this summer, inspired by his literary heroine. Alan will travel to the places that inspired one of the world's most loved and read literary figures, Agatha Christie, in this hilarious, celebratory, and fact-filled travelogue.

Agatha Christie's books are not only clever, twisty, and satisfying, but they are also uniquely British. No other novelist captures the essence of a bygone Britishness like she does. From Miss Marple's genteel, pastoral world of tea with the Vicar to the metropolitan elegance depicted in Poirot, Agatha Christie painted a picture of Britishness that can be hard to find in modern Britain. But Alan is going to try.

Growing up in Northampton in the 1980s, Alan escaped into Christie's novels finding excitement, glamour, and adventure in her stories.   Now, in this three-part series, from Wales-based Boom, part of ITV Studios,  Alan's going on a glorious romp of his own, in search of the places immortalised by Christie in her oeuvre.

Armed with facts about Agatha's life and his own, this distinctly personal journey will be a celebration of the quintessentially British locations that captivated Agatha and her readers. From trips around quaint West Country villages, countryside and coast to uncovering the glamour of Art Deco London  this series will be a fresh and funny love letter to beautiful and breath-taking British scenery and one of Britain's greatest writers.

Alan Carr said "I genuinely can't wait to film this series.  Whether it's this years star-studded Hollywood remake of 'Death On The Nile' or reruns of David Suchets 'Poirot' on a lazy Sunday afternoon,  I just can't help getting drawn into Agatha Christie's world.   I still get just as excited as when I picked up 'Murder At The Vicarage' in a secondhand book on a caravanning holiday in Devon all those years ago."

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