The Agatha Christie Hour

The Case of the Middle Aged Wife was the first of ten Agatha Christie stories, airing from 7 September-16 November 1982 and dramatised by five writers including Freda Kelsall and Gerald Savory. Gwen Watford stars here as Maria Packington, intent on solving the heartache caused by her husband George (Peter Jones) lavishing too much time on his secretary. In return for a fee, Maurice Denham, as Parker Pyne, lines her up with a make-over and introduces her to a suave toyboy, Claude Lutrell (Rupert Frazer).