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This episode was first broadcast on May 17, 2008. A brief and somewhat spoiler-ish summary of the plot: professor Peach, in the library, with a lead piping.
TV and movie adaptations of Agatha Christie stories are a well-established genre, instantly recognisable even to people who've never read any of the original stories. The genre is so well-established that spoofs of the genre are a well-established genre of their own. In 'The unicorn and the wasp', Doctor Who takes on the Agatha Christie spoof and adds a meta-spoof layer of its own.
There's really not a lot to say about this episode. It's comedy, even more out there than 'Partners in crime', and it succeeds admirably at what it sets out to do. Between all the fun and games, it also gives us a lifelike and at times poignant portrayal of Agatha Christie.
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