What qualities do you think that actors who play T&T should incorporate into their performances?
"Tuppence is definitely more forthright. She’s braver than Tommy, he’s more on the back-foot, but he means well.
"Tommy is a bit more of a klutz than Tuppence and is sometimes more of a burden.
With the Tuppence Beresford, however, Christie wrote a strong female character who still managed to have fun. Tommy was occasionally surprised by Tuppence’s inventiveness and quick mind but he was never her hapless stooge. In the Beresford novels, Christie gave readers a strong fun-loving relationship where a woman doesn’t need to be shrill and bossy to be strong, and a man doesn’t have to be useless and idiotic to love her. Instead of embracing this dynamic, however, Partners in Crime adds a tired 21st Century cynicism to the Beresfords’ relationship and removes all the fun in the process.