Great Detectives, The
Everyone loves a good murder mystery. The two names that always come up when talking about this genre are Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. Our programs here go behind the fiction to the real world people and places which shaped these wonderful masterpieces of literature that have withstood the test of time.
For many people, Agatha Christie is the Queen of Crime Fiction, but her very popularity has often been at the heart of criticisms leveled at her literary style. A golden child of the Edwardian era, a beautiful young woman who captivated all those who encountered her, few could have guessed that there was a darker side to this most English of roses, and that crime, most notable murder, would indelibly write her name of the pages of history.
This documentary will explore the mystery that is Agatha Christie and follow the clues left in the legacy of her writing to reveal this extraordinary author and extremely private person.
Sherlock Holmes' London: The Investigation
Join super sleuth & expert presenter Mark Conroy on a tour of the most famous sites in London which have been immortalized in the words of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle through his legendary stories of Sherlock Holmes and his partner in "crime" - Doctor Watson.
On our tour, we examine the famous links and locations within the Sherlock Holmes' stories to the criminal underworld of the Victorian age. It brings to life the stomping ground of the most renowned and acclaimed fictional detective of all time, a character which still excited the imagination of major film makers worldwide.