The 8.55 To Baghdad

Andrew Eames follows in the footsteps of Agatha Christie's Middle Eastern adventures.

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In 1928 the crime writer Agatha Christie began a Middle Eastern adventure.

Andrew Eames recalls how he retraced her journey.

In 1928 the English crime writer began a Middle Eastern adventure.

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Andrew Eames jumps on board the Orient Express and arrives in Istanbul.

Retracing crime writer Agatha Christie's 1928 journey, Andrew Eames recalls jumping on board the Orient Express to Istanbul.

Retracing the crime writer's Middle Eastern journey of 1928, Andrew Eames recalls taking the Orient Express train to Istanbul.

Andrew Eames recalls taking the Orient Express train to Istanbul.

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Andrew Eames traces Agatha Christie's 1928 journey to Iraq, and like Agatha he stops off for a steam bath in Damascus.

Like Agatha, he takes a steam bath in Damascus.

Retracing crime writer Agatha Christie's 1928 journey to Iraq, Andrew Eames recalls stopping off for a steam bath in Damascus.

Retracing the English crime writer's 1928 journey to Iraq, Andrew Eames recalls stopping off for a steam bath in Damascus.

Andrew Eames recalls stopping off for a steam bath in Damascus.

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Eames arrives as Baghdad prepares for war and the welcome is friendly.

Retracing Agatha Christie's 1928 journey, Andrew Eames recalls arriving in the Iraqi capital as it prepared for war.

Retracing the English crime writer's 1928 journey, Andrew Eames recalls arriving in the Iraqi capital as it prepared for war.

Andrew Eames recalls arriving in the Iraqi capital as it prepared for war.

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Andrew Eames visits the ancient city of Ur, where his personal interest in Agatha Christie is surpassed by a much bigger story.

A visit to the ancient city of Ur, where Agatha met her future husband.

Retracing crime writer Agatha Christie's 1928 journey, Andrew Eames visited the ancient city of Ur - just as fate intervened.

Retracing the English crime writer's 1928 journey, Andrew Eames' visit to the ancient city of Ur - just as fate intervened.

Andrew Eames' visit to the ancient city of Ur - just as fate intervened.