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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.

Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar

– 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.