This is the big one for Christmas.
Agatha Christie. Sarah Phelps. Hercule Poirot.
It’s an irresistible combination, and it’s been on the slate for a little while. Now, as the Christmas schedules are released, The ABC Murders has a transmission date. Not only that but, like previous Phelps’ Christie adaptations, the three-parter is being played out over consecutive nights.
As we know all now, John Malkovich takes on the iconic role of Poirot, and Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint is Inspector Crome.
So here’s the synopsis: 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 Tara Fitzgerald, Andrew Buchan, Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher and Jack Farthing.
The ABC Murders: Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th December, 9pm, BBC One
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