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on 9 September 2013
This dvd includes the film The Secret Adversary (based on Agatha Christie's book with the same title) and a 10-part series Partners in Crime (based on a collection of her short stories). The sound and picture quality are pretty good (the productions are almost 30 years old) and there are subtitles and some extras (e.g. on Tuppence's dresses).
Both the film and the series are very enjoyable, especially if you like a somewhat slow-paced old-fashioned crime drama. James Warwick makes a perfect Tommy - very likeable, sharp-witted when necessary, extremely well-mannered and polite, sometimes a bit clumsy in a very charming way. Francesca Annis is a good Tuppence as well, although I never thought her so much focused on her looks and clothes from the books - but the fashion itself is also interesting to watch.
On the whole, a pleasure!