Interview: Toby Jones, The Witness For The Prosecution

As you’re all no doubt aware by now, Toby Jones is one of this country’s finest and most adaptable actors, but he’s at his best – I think – when he playing men who are conflicted somehow, perhaps slightly timid and unable to express emotions. There’s something about Jones’s furrowed browd and hangdog look. He…

Interview: Andrea Riseborough, The Witness For The Prosecution

Ever since I saw her in The Devil’s Whore, I was kind of transfixed by Andrea Riseborough. Since then she has gone on to become one of this country’s best and most unheralded actresses. I had the pleasure of interviewing her for that series, and she was lovely, opinionated and had a certain energy about…

Interview: Kim Cattrall, The Witness For The Prosecution

Boxing Day heralds a real festive treat – another Sarah Phelps adaptation of an Agatha Christie story. Last year Phelps created an impossibly enjoyable and tense re-telling of And The There Were None, and now this year it’s the turn of a Christie short story to get the Phelps treatment. As ever, there’s a stellar…

BBC releases The Witness For The Prosecution trailer

The Daily Mail got into a lather a few days ago when it previewed Sarah Phelps’ latest Agatha Christie adaptation – The Witness For The Prosecution – screaming that it was full of swear words and sex. Good, I said to myself. It implied that the two-part adaptation was so far away from the ‘spirit’…

Acorn TV to launch in the UK

US streaming service, Acorn TV, is coming to the UK month. It has been available Stateside for a couple of years now, and has even extended the life of shows such as British hits, The Bletchley Circle and Agatha Raisin, who it has produced itself after their existing broadcasters pulled the plug on them. The…

REVIEW: The Pale Horse (S1 E1/2)

For her fifth Agatha Christie adaptation – And Then There Were None, The Witness For The Prosecution, Ordeal By Innocence and The ABC Murders came before it – Sarah Phelps has selected a novel written towards the end of Christie’s long and distinguished career. In her other adaptations – that have polarised Christie fans –…