We were overjoyed to learn that Sarah Phelps had been hired to adapt her fourth Agatha Christie novel for the BBC.
The Pale Horse boasts a stellar cast (Rufus Sewell, Kaya Scodelario, Bertie Carvel, Sean Pertwee, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Poppy Gilbert, Madeleine Bowyer, Ellen Robertson, Sarah Woodward, Georgina Campbell, Rita Tushingham and Claire Skinner), and the news is now that filming has wrapped on the series, which leads to speculation as to whether it will air this Christmas.
The Pale Horse follows Mark Easterbrook as he tries to uncover the mystery of a list of names found in the shoe of a dead woman. His investigation leads him to the peculiar village of Much Deeping, and The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumoured witches. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives by means of the dark arts, but as the bodies mount up, Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation.
With another Agatha Christie on the slate at the BBC.
An original report says that Gwyneth Hughes’ adaptation of Death Come To An End would air first.
A report in the Radio Times, said:
A BBC source confirmed that Hughes is working on a Death Comes as the End adaptation but said it “will be a very different proposition from the recent BBC Agatha Christie adaptations”. The BBC source was unable to confirm whether Death Comes as the End will air in Christmas 2019.
So we could have Death Comes To An End this Christmas and The Pale Horse next year. Or it could be the other way around. On BBC One’s The One Show earlier in the week actress Claire Skinner seemed to confirm that it would be this Christmas.
We’ll have to wait and see…