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The Yellow Iris

by Agatha Christie
Lyrics by Christopher Hassall
Music by Michael Sayer and Arrangements by Jack Beaver with and The action takes place first in M. Poirot 's apartments and subsequently at the Cafe, Le Jardin des Cygnes

Followed by Cabaret
Compered by Cyril Fletcher
with Hugh French, Janet Lind, The Three Admirals, Inga Andersen
Jack Beaver and his Orchestra from the Cafe, Le Jardin des Cygnes
Production by Douglas Moodie

'The Yellow Iris' was broadcast in the National programme on Tuesday.
This dramatic incident around the famous detective Hercule Poirot was written especially for broadcasting by his famous creator. It is of interest that Poirot appeared in Agatha Christie 's first novel, 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles', which she wrote when she was working as a Red Cross nurse during the war; and that he appears again in her latest novel, 'Death on the Nile', just out. Her novel 'Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?' was dramatised under the title of Alibi and gave Charles Laughton one of his big parts at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1928. Anthony Holles, who plays Poirot on the air tonight, is well known both in the theatre and on the screen; he made a big radio hit recently in the series of sketches 'Voyage to Lugubria' in 'Monday at Seven'.
Agatha Christie first broadcast in 1930 in 'Behind the Screen'; she next broadcast an instalment of her own writing in the radio serial 'The Scoop' in 1931; and read her own story 'Miss Marple Tells a Story', in 1934. She is without doubt the biggest-selling detective-story writer of the day.
National Programme Daventry

The Yellow Iris

by Agatha Christie
Lyrics by Christopher Hassall
Music by Michael Sayer and Arrangements by Jack Beaver with
The action takes place first in M. Poirot's apartments and subsequently at the Cafe, Le Jardin des Cygnes

Followed by Cabaret
Compered by Cyril Fletcher
with Hugh French, Janet Lind, The Three Admirals and Inga Andersen
Jack Beaver and his Orchestra from the Cafe, Le Jardin des Cygnes
Production by Douglas Moodie
National Programme Daventry

Detectives in Fiction: No. 2: The Incredible Theft

from the story by Agatha Christie
The second of a series of programmes dealing with detectives in fiction whose exploits have made them famous.
E. M. Stephan as 'Hercule Poirot'
Adapted and produced by Leslie Stokes

Characters: Hercule Poirot; Lord Mayfield, Minister of Armaments; Air-Marshal Sir George Carrington; Carlile, Lord Mayfield's secretary; Mrs. Vanderlyn; Lady Carrington; Reggie Carrington; Leonie, Mrs. Vanderlyn's maid.

The famous detective Hercule Poirot appeared in Agatha Christie 's first novel, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles", which she wrote (in response to a challenge) when she was working as a Red Cross nurse during the war, and is still going strong in her latest novel, "Death on the Nile". "The Incredible Theft" is a story in the volume of her stories, "Murder in the Mass."

Poirot was immortalised in the flesh by Charles Laughton in the play "Alibi". The little Belgian detective has also been featured in a radio musical play, "The Yellow Iris", and Francis Sullivan played the same part in a television show. For today's production, that popular broadcasting personality, E. M. Stephan, is taking part in a play for the first time in his life, and the part should suit him to perfection.

(Empire Programme)
Light Programme

MORNING STORY

'The Yellow Iris by E. L. MALPASS
Read by GARY WATSON
BBC Television

Twentieth Century Theatre: 1923: The Insect Play

See panel and page 3

"Great fleas have little fleas Upon their backs to bite 'em.
And little fleas have lesser fleas
And so ad infinitum."






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