Today is Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie’s birthday. We, of course, know her simply as Agatha Christie.

In honor of the occasion, let’s pour ourselves a cup of tea, nibble a few Fig and Orange Scones (with fresh Devonshire cream, naturally), and learn a bit more about the woman behind the characters and stories we know so well.

ITV’s Perspectives “The Mystery of Agatha Christie” is a fabulous place to start.