Soho Studios and Two Rivers Media are to produce new 5 x 1 hour documentary series Travels With Agatha With Sir David Suchet.

Channel 4 in the UK, BritBox in North America and the Nordics and SBS in Australia have acquired the series through deals brokered by Abacus Media Rights who are also handling distribution for rest of world.

In the 1920s Agatha Christie embarked on an expedition spanning Canada, Hawaii, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Each episode of Travels With Agatha With Sir David Suchet features one of these five countries, as David Suchet, who played Poirot for 13 seasons in ITV’s drama adaptation, replicates Christie’s journey.   Filming starts this Summer 2024, to be delivered at the end of the year.

Sir David Suchet CBE commented, “Having spent a quarter of a century personifying Agatha Christie’s iconic character of Hercule Poirot I now feel so honoured to embark upon a journey around the world, as myself – in the footsteps of possibly the greatest crime writer of all times. I feel that she will be sitting on my shoulders at every moment urging me on to share her passion for knowledge, travel, archeology, and of course – mystery.”

Jonathan Ford, Managing Director of Abacus Media Rights commented, “This series invites the viewer to travel with David on a fascinating journey to discover more about one of the world’s literary enigmas.  Immersing himself in the countries as they are now, David will explore locations she visited and learn about people she met that eventually featured in or inspired her work.”

Ian Lamarra, Founder Soho Studios Entertainment said, “David Suchet’s knowledge of, and passion for, Agatha Christie, both as an author and as a person, is unrivalled. There is no better person to embark on this pilgrimage to the author. This will be a sumptuous series, premium in its content and look, with huge international appeal.”

Alan Clements, MD Two Rivers Media added, “Two Rivers is delighted to be co-producing this exciting high-end documentary series which underlines our ambitions in the international market.   It is going to be a real treat for Agatha Christie fans all around the world.”

Jon Creamer

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