This morning our pals over at the excellent Past Offences blog alerted us to this story: the BBC’s new adaptations of Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime is very much imminent. One of our first ever stories on this blog was the news that the corporation had acquired Christie’s estate (or at least was working with it on new adaptations) and that a new series is in the offing. So when will it air?
Initially I was expecting this to be in the autumn and winter, but with Christie’s 125th anniversary year kicking off on 15th September, Partners In Crime will transmit earlier than that.
Let’s just remind ourselves what’s in the offing:
Produced by Endor Productions and Agatha Christie Productions Ltd., Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime stars David Walliams as Tommy and Jessica Raine as Tuppence in the two adventures, The Secret Adversary and N or M?
Directed by Edward Hall, episodes one-to-three, The Secret Adversary, are adapted for the screen by award-winning author, playwright and director Zinnie Harris. The following three, N or M? are adapted by Claire Wilson.
It’s being billed as an adventure series with espionage and humour at its heart. Set in a 1950s Britain, rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Cold War, our beekeeping duo stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and Cold War conspiracy.
Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, throwing herself head first into every mystery with passion and fervour, determined to get to the truth no matter what it takes, much to the dismay of her more cautious husband Tommy.
The photos look gorgeous and it’ll be a light frothy, summer treat by the sound of things. Look out for it at the end of July.
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