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Partners in Crime: Tommy & Tuppence

As proprietors of Blunt’s Detective Agency, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford mix marriage and mystery-solving in Roaring ’20s London. Packed with period atmosphere, playful banter, and fabulous clothes, this beloved British series is based on stories by Agatha Christie. Francesca Annis (Cranford, Reckless) and James Warwick (Lillie) are the flirtatious, fun-loving couple. Seen on Mystery! in the mid 1980s. 11 mysteries, 10 ½ hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH.

Disc 1

The Secret Adversary

Tommy Bereford and Tuppence Cowley meet again by chance in London just after the end of the first World War. Looking for work and longing for a bit of excitement, they stumble into the middle of the search for a secret document spirited off the sinking Lusitania

 

The Affair of the Pink Pearl

Bored by her comfortable but dull life, Tuppence is thrilled to learn that Tommy has taken over a defunct detective agency. With business off to a slow start, Tuppence concocts a PR gambit and soon the pair is on to a real case involving the theft of a valuable pearl.

 

The House of Lurking Death

The young new mistress of Thurley Grange fears someone in the house is trying to kill her. Tommy and Tuppence are hired to investigate, though death does indeed visit the grim old house. The detectives are left to find the culprit from an array of unlikely suspects.

 

 

Disc 2

The Sunningdale Mystery

When a partner in an insurance firm is found murdered on a golf course, evidence at the scene points to a female suspect taken into custody. Tuppence discovers a crucial flaw in the case against the woman that the men have overlooked.

 

The Clergyman’s Daughter

The death of her wealthy aunt seems to be the salvation of a young woman whose clergyman father has passed away and left her destitute. The young woman turns to Blunt’s Detective Agency for help to recover the aunt’s vanished fortune and rout the poltergeists of the large, apparently haunted, country house.

 

Finessing the King

Tommy and Tuppence are intrigued by a coded message in a newspaper’s personal column. Their intuition about a suggested rendezvous in the message is proven accurate, but a new mystery surfaces when a tryst turns deadly.

 

The Ambassador’s Boots

Tommy and Tuppence investigate a strange case involving luggage belonging to the U.S. ambassador to Britain. The danger escalates after a mysterious suicide and a violent altercation in the offices of Blunt’s Detective Agency.

 

 

Disc 3

The Man in the Mist

A beautiful woman’s past, a local ghost, and a heavy mist unsettle the village of Adlington. Tommy and Tuppence, having failed to unravel a robbery case there, find a new mystery that needs their attention.

 

The Unbreakable Alibi

A wealthy young man asks Tommy and Tuppence to help him with the woman he loves. She will marry him only if he can prove that one of the two alibis she concocts is false, a challenge that nearly confounds the detectives.

 

The Case of the Missing Lady 

A famous Arctic explorer asks for help finding his fiancée, who has seemingly vanished. With only one clue to follow, Tommy and Tuppence discover mysterious happenings at a gloomy house called the Grange.

 

The Crackler

Tommy and Tuppence take on an undercover assignment from Inspector Marriott as part of an effort to catch a gang of forgers. Their job—to mingle with high-rollers—delights Tuppence, who sees it as an opportunity to buy a new wardrobe.

 

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 623 minutes

Format: Full screen

Number of discs: 3

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Rating: NR

Other: Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio’s ability to correct from the original materials.

“Absolutely spiffing” —Chicago Tribune

 

“Frothy fun” —The Washington Post

 

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Disc 1

The Secret Adversary

Tommy Bereford and Tuppence Cowley meet again by chance in London just after the end of the first World War. Looking for work and longing for a bit of excitement, they stumble into the middle of the search for a secret document spirited off the sinking Lusitania

 

The Affair of the Pink Pearl

Bored by her comfortable but dull life, Tuppence is thrilled to learn that Tommy has taken over a defunct detective agency. With business off to a slow start, Tuppence concocts a PR gambit and soon the pair is on to a real case involving the theft of a valuable pearl.

 

The House of Lurking Death

The young new mistress of Thurley Grange fears someone in the house is trying to kill her. Tommy and Tuppence are hired to investigate, though death does indeed visit the grim old house. The detectives are left to find the culprit from an array of unlikely suspects.

 

 

Disc 2

The Sunningdale Mystery

When a partner in an insurance firm is found murdered on a golf course, evidence at the scene points to a female suspect taken into custody. Tuppence discovers a crucial flaw in the case against the woman that the men have overlooked.

 

The Clergyman’s Daughter

The death of her wealthy aunt seems to be the salvation of a young woman whose clergyman father has passed away and left her destitute. The young woman turns to Blunt’s Detective Agency for help to recover the aunt’s vanished fortune and rout the poltergeists of the large, apparently haunted, country house.

 

Finessing the King

Tommy and Tuppence are intrigued by a coded message in a newspaper’s personal column. Their intuition about a suggested rendezvous in the message is proven accurate, but a new mystery surfaces when a tryst turns deadly.

 

The Ambassador’s Boots

Tommy and Tuppence investigate a strange case involving luggage belonging to the U.S. ambassador to Britain. The danger escalates after a mysterious suicide and a violent altercation in the offices of Blunt’s Detective Agency.

 

 

Disc 3

The Man in the Mist

A beautiful woman’s past, a local ghost, and a heavy mist unsettle the village of Adlington. Tommy and Tuppence, having failed to unravel a robbery case there, find a new mystery that needs their attention.

 

The Unbreakable Alibi

A wealthy young man asks Tommy and Tuppence to help him with the woman he loves. She will marry him only if he can prove that one of the two alibis she concocts is false, a challenge that nearly confounds the detectives.

 

The Case of the Missing Lady 

A famous Arctic explorer asks for help finding his fiancée, who has seemingly vanished. With only one clue to follow, Tommy and Tuppence discover mysterious happenings at a gloomy house called the Grange.

 

The Crackler

Tommy and Tuppence take on an undercover assignment from Inspector Marriott as part of an effort to catch a gang of forgers. Their job—to mingle with high-rollers—delights Tuppence, who sees it as an opportunity to buy a new wardrobe.

 

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 623 minutes

Format: Full screen

Number of discs: 3

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Rating: NR

Other: Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio’s ability to correct from the original materials.

“Absolutely spiffing” —Chicago Tribune

 

“Frothy fun” —The Washington Post

 

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

Irene Williams from FL on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

from WI on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

from NE on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

Beatriz Berger from CA on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

scott fitkin from SC on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

mary from HI on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

from IN on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

Deanna from CA on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

Emerson Darling from CA on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

Grace Thomas--retired foreign language teacher from CA on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

Lorraine from OH on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

from NH on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

Partners in Crime

4 Stars

Bucky & Patti from GA on 7/24/2014 10:37:00 PM wrote:

For the most part, I'm enjoying the series. Francesca Annis overacts sometimes, though--she gets a little silly.

What a couple!

5 Stars

videogirl75 from OH on 7/4/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Watched Tommy and Tuppence a long time a go TV and was thrilled to get them on DVD. Would like to have more of them.

Tommy & Tuppence

5 Stars

S. A from AR on 6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I really enjoy these two detectives. There is always humor in their work.

Tommy & Tuppence

5 Stars

naechico from CA on 6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I hadn't seen this before. I am a fan of Agatha Christie so I assumed these discs would be very good. They are!

Not As Thrilling As the Moderns

3 Stars

Sylvie from MD on 4/28/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This production in concept is great, however, it is an old production and therefore stylistic speaking, not as polished, but the story doesn't disappoint, just the prodcution value....

Partners in Crime.....

4 Stars

Flo Perlman from IL on 2/19/2014 5:57:00 PM wrote:

Yes Yes Yes. I recommend the private eye adventures of Tommy & Tuppence to anyone interested in good, lighthearted mystery. Neither of them are alcoholic detectives, suffering from lack of love, or hated by their children (they have none!), so the story is the story -- filled with good humor, 20's fashions and fun.

Partners in Crime: Tommy & Tuppence

4 Stars

from KS on 2/19/2014 12:39:00 PM wrote:

Love the costumes,repartee and lighthearted relationship of couple. I am really tired of all the blood and gore in most mystery programs on TV.

Partners in Crime: Tommy & Tuppence

4 Stars

Joan from PA on 2/19/2014 12:39:00 PM wrote:

Love the costumes,repartee and lighthearted relationship of couple. I am really tired of all the blood and gore in most mystery programs on TV.

Tommy and Tuppence

5 Stars

Sandra. I enjoy books, films, theatre, opera, dance. from WA on 1/7/2014 11:57:00 AM wrote:

I love Agatha Christie and just read her BOOK, Partners in Crime, which inspired me to purchase the DVDs. They are delightful! The settings, acting, costumes are all fabulous. I will be watching them by myself and with friends many times over.

Love Tommy and Tuppence

5 Stars

Nancy Cruse from MO on 12/27/2013 12:09:00 AM wrote:

We love the time period, the costumes, and the mysteries. Glad we bought this set.

Delicious Duo

5 Stars

Jim_The_Large from CA on 11/4/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We viewed a library copy of the series and loved it. The stylish sets, Tuppence's clothes, the whole period atmosphere. After viewing the library copy we knew that we wanted our own set of DVDs. We made the right decision.

So-So Production

3 Stars

Frank Giordano, MD from TX on 10/1/2013 12:42:00 AM wrote:

These stories are made in a manner that reminds you of a stage play. They are typical British cozies. They can be a little slow at times. No violence except for the occasional coshing to the head or someone dying politely of poison (a favorite modus operandi of Dame Agatha). The best part of the program is seeing what gorgeous/outlandish hat Tuppence will appear in next. If you like to read British cozy murder mysteries, this show may be for you.

Partners in crime

5 Stars

from CA on 9/30/2013 10:18:00 AM wrote:

Love the series. It is where the snappy comments and smart intuitive detective work began. The clothes and cars make me drool with envy,

Partners in Crime is truly entertaining!

5 Stars

Becca from TX on 9/28/2013 8:23:00 PM wrote:

Tommy and Tuppence are great together. She buys hats and he looks for cases to solve. Then she solves the case! Lots of good simple light hearted entertainment without gunfire!

Partiners in Crime

4 Stars

from on 7/29/2013 11:23:00 AM wrote:

I like everything about Agatha Christie and I loved to read her books about Tommy and Tuppance

love christie

5 Stars

rose kersting from TN on 5/23/2013 7:58:00 AM wrote:

Haven't looked at it yet, but it arrived on time and well packaged.

T & T from A.C.

4 Stars

William G from PA on 5/13/2013 9:19:00 PM wrote:

Very nice version of the Christie's couple. Fine acting.

Visiting Old Friends

5 Stars

Lisa from PA on 4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I remember watching Tommy and Tuppence when they were first on tv. I feel like I'm visiting old friends when I watch.

partners in crime

5 Stars

Charlene from MO on 4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

like mystery

Worth watching!

5 Stars

PAA from NY on 4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great fun and engaging mysteries.

partners in crime

5 Stars

Rose O'Mahony from PA on 4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

like mystery

partners in crime

5 Stars

cynthia Grace N. from NY on 4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

like mystery

It was GREAT

5 Stars

Patricia Red from AR on 4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love the DVD. Loved the costumes, dresses were beautiful. I love anything by Agatha Christie. Just can't go wrong.

PARTNERS IN cRIME

5 Stars

from UT on 4/22/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

These episodes are so well done. As one who has read the originals many times, I give the productions 5 thumbs up!

PARTNERS IN CRIME

5 Stars

PAT from TN on 3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

EXCELLENT NON-VIOLENT MYSTERY SHOWS! VERY WITTY AND BEAUTIFULLY PORTRAYED & STAGED AS ONLY THE BRITISH CAN.

'Glad to finally get it.

5 Stars

Marion Frazer from ON on 3/18/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have always loved Tommy and Tuppence from my childhood days, reading through my Mom and Grandma's Agatha Christies; so, when the series appeared on PBS, I was delighted, especially as I'm also a big fan of Francesca Annis. As the visual elements of the series, including Ms. Annis' gorgeous costumes, stayed with me, I was delighted to finally be able to obtain the series on DVD.

Delightful

5 Stars

Southwest Ruth from AZ on 3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

A fun series for any fan of Agatha Christie

T&T

5 Stars

Scarface from OK on 3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great picture quality. Well packaged. The story line is close to the orginal book. Customer service is outstanding.

tommy and tuppence

5 Stars

Ron from MN on 3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great vintage 1920s agatha cristie

Great Partners in crime

5 Stars

Violet from OR on 3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Tommy & Tuppence was even better than I remembered. I really like the way they work together to solve mysteries and the love they have for each other that you can see from the first episode.

Tommy & Tuppence

4 Stars

Nancy Gruber from OH on 3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Never having seen the Partners in Crime programs when they were originally on TV, I was particularly interested to see them, being a fan of Agatha Christie. The prevailing attitude is rather lighthearted & "fluffy", not as serious as perhaps some of the crimes call for. I don't feel that I ever got to know Tommy & Tuppence as real people. One of the big attractions was the anticipation of the hats & garments worn by Tuppence throughout the series-- they are fabulous!

4 Stars

threekaysmom from GA on 3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I enjoyed these two together. The chemistry these two have works well with each other. I wished though they would have done more than 3 season or series. Quality is not bad either for the age of the program. Acorn did a good job putting it on dvd.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

4 Stars

Deb Adams from MN on 3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We watched them on PBS or else A&E many years ago, and they were just so enjoyable. We're Agatha Christie fans, so it adds to our collection. They're 'fluffy' but fun!

Charming

5 Stars

Kathy from CT on 2/22/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Fun, breezy, great costumes and sets. Perfect for lunch-hour watching.

Partners in Crime/Agatha Christie - Tommy and Tuppence

5 Stars

from WA on 2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very much enjoyed the DVD. Am a big Agatha Christie fan and have some others from you. Great to see what the 1920's was like on film.

Such a delight

4 Stars

Liz from VA on 2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Tommy and Tuppence is such a delightful mystery show. I loved them when they aired years ago, and am enjoying them just as much now. Mystery, a bit of romance, and clever wit with a bowl of popcorn make for a most entertaining evening!

Agatha Scores Again

4 Stars

Elizabeth Tice from NY on 2/19/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is a very entertaining series. Granted it's dated but it is about the 1920's so it's a fun look at fashions and life styles. Some how though, the script does not seem quite like Agatha Christie and I wonder how much editing was done by the people who wrote the show. Still worth watching!

Partners In Crime Tommy and Tuppence

5 Stars

Kristine Schmelter from FL on 2/18/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Love this series of mysteries and the time period in the 20's is so well done!! i recommend it to mystery fans.

Partners in Crime is lovely!

4 Stars

AJ from GA on 2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is a really cute little mystery series...I love the costumes! I am always on the look out for a BBC mystery from this era and this hit the spot.

Partners in Crime is lovely!

4 Stars

AJ from GA on 2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is a really cute little mystery series...I love the costumes! I am always on the look out for a BBC mystery from this era and this hit the spot.

5 Stars

Agatha Christie Fan from CO on 2/8/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Quality of video and audio is very good, considering age of production (early 80's). Outstanding series, very fun, very true to Christie.

2 Stars

Robert Cavera from MI on 2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The introduction to the first disc was very, very long and aggravating. The episodes themselves seemed amateurish and lacked credibility.

Love the old productions of Christie.

4 Stars

from NH on 1/27/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Best of the older productions of Agatha Christie from PBS.

Cute and delightful

4 Stars

mamafish from AZ on 1/23/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

It was refreshing to watch these "detectives" solving crimes in this time period. Enjoyed the series very much.

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