Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar
Premieres Sunday, September 5 at 9:00 p.m.
Re-airs Wednesday, September 8 at 3:00 a.m., Friday, September 10 at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m.
– The Crime Writer Unravels a Series of Mysterious Murders in the Deserts of Iraq –
In the late 1920s, Agatha Christie, bruised from her divorce, travels to the deserts of Iraq for an archaeological dig. Looking for escape and inspiration for a new career, Christie (Lyndsey Marshal) begins writing romantic fiction instead of the detective novels that had made her a celebrity. But soon she becomes involved in unraveling a series of mysterious murders. Jonah Hauer-King (World on Fire) portrays Max Mallowan, a handsome archaeologist determined to win Agatha's affection despite a 14-year age gap.
Directed by Sam Yates and shot on location in Malta, the film was created by Tom and Emily Dalton, the husband-and-wife team behind Agatha and the Truth of Murder.