BBC releases new Poirot image for The ABC Murders

One of the festive treats we cannot wait to get stuck into is Sarah Phelps’ new Agatha Christie adaptation of The ABC Murders.

Obviously, the headline event is that the moustachioed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is coming back to our screens, with John Malkovich taking the reins.

Until the transmission date is confirmed (very soon, hopefully), the BBC has released some new images.

All looking good.

And here’s the plot, as if you didn’t know…

It’s 1933 and a killer travels the length and breadth of Britain via the railway network. The killer uses the alias ABC, and strikes in a methodical pattern, leaving a copy of the ABC railway guide at the scene of each of murder. As Poirot attempts to investigate, he is thwarted on every front. If he is to match his most cunning nemesis, everything about him will be called into question: his authority, his integrity, his identity.

Among the cast are Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald, Andrew Buchan, Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher and Jack Farthing.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Emily Kitsch says:

    I’m SO looking forward to this! I’ve really been enjoying Sarah Phelps’ dark and compelling Agatha Christie adaptations* and The ABC Murders is one of my all time favourite Poirot stories so I can’t wait to see how it turns out! As a huge fan of David Suchet, I’m still on the fence about John Malkovich as Poirot, but I’m interested to see how he plays this iconic and beloved role at the same time. Though I must add that once again, we have a Poirot who has neglected to keep his hair dyed black, as Poirot would have done out of vanity! Tsk tsk!

    Such a small detail to nitpick about, I know! I’m mostly teasing. ;)

    Thank you as always for keeping us up to date on these latest developments! It never fails to make my day! :)

    * well, minus Witness for the Prosecution, which was just too grim and upsetting for me, though it was visually gorgeous and the acting was wonderful!

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  2. Seija says:

    This is SO on my Christmas wish list :)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Same, Seija. I’ve got something Finnish coming your way this weekend…

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      1. Seija says:

        Oh, goodie! Arctic Circle?

        Like

      2. Seija says:

        So Paul, where is it?

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