Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders begins filming

The excitement was frothing a few weeks ago when it was announced that John Malkovich would play Agatha Christie’s super sleuth Hercule Poirot in Sarah Phelps’ fourth adaptation for the BBC.

The three-part adaptation of The ABC Murders also stars Rupert Grint as Inspector Crome, Andrew Buchan as Franklin Clarke, Eamon Farren playing Cust, Tara Fitzgerald as Lady Hermione Clarke, Bronwyn James in the role of Megan and Freya Mavor as Thora Grey.

The good news is that it has started production.

This time the setting is the 1930s. A time when the nation is dangerously divided and suspicion and hatred are on the rise. In the midst of this Poirot faces a serial killer known only as A.B.C. First, the killer strikes in Andover, then Bexhill. As the murder count rises, the only clue is the copy of The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot’s investigations are thwarted at every turn by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis then everything about him will be called into question; his authority, his integrity, his past, his identity.

We can’t wait for this, and the hope is that it will be with us before the end of the year.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Seija says:

    Yipee! Either for Christmas or Easter. Both are fine. Just as long as they keep coming :)


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Absolutely, Seija. From my sick bed I watched the ITV version of the ABC Murders this afternoon – I reckon the new version will be a hell of a lot darker. Can’t wait to see how Malkovich plays Poirot


  2. sheinshifnal says:

    It will be interesting! David Suchet nailed it for me but a new interpretation will be great.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Yep, looking forward to it. I’m expecting Malkovich’s version to be a lot grittier and quirkier.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. sheinshifnal says:

    Yes I’m sure it will. The ABC Murders is a cracking tale.

    Liked by 1 person

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