It has been revealed that Agatha Christie was denied damehood in the 50’s because her work was “too lowbrow” for the prestigious honour. At the time, it was thought that she was “not worth more than the CBE.”
David Suchet, best known for playing Hercule Poirot, has said that next year may be his last playing the Belgian detective. He has been playing the part since 1989. Suchet will have participated in adaptations of every Poirot novel and 50 of the 51 short stories the character appears in.
Classic Media has secured the rights to Noddy, the popular British children’s character created in 1949 by Enid Blyton. Noddy joins such properties as Lassie, Where’s Waldo and Postman Pat. Classic Media purchased the property from Chorion.
Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was an English novelist who is best known for her detective novels featuring characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She has sold four billion novels altogether, making her the best-selling novelist of all time according to the Guinness Book of World Records.