BBC releases new ABC Murders trailer

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: we can’t wait for Sarah Phelps’ adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, which plays out over Christmas on BBC One. The main reason we’re looking forward to it is seeing John Malkovich’s Poirot – a new spin on an old character. And wouldn’t you know…

BBC One confirms transmission date for The ABC Murders

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…

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,…

BBC releases first look at John Malkovich as Poirot; adds cast

Have a bit of this! We can’t remember being as excited for a series in a while (OK, maybe since The Bridge, which isn’t that long ago to be fair), and much speculation has abounded as to what Sarah Phelps’ new incarnation of Hercule Poirot will look like. Will he have the ‘tache? Will that…

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…

Review: Ordeal By Innocence (S1 E3/3), Sunday 15th April, BBC One

Sarah Phelps’ third Agatha Christie adaptation, Ordeal By Innocence, has been a sumptuous, delicious period treat with all those key Christie themes juggled expertly to keep us guessing. The big questions for us mere mortals were who killed Rachel Argyll and why, but for hardcore Christieites they would no doubt have had one eye on…

Review: Ordeal By Innocence (S1 E2/3), Sunday 8th April, BBC One

Last week’s opening episode of Sarah Phelps’ three-part adaptation of Ordeal By Innocence was a delicious, decadent treat for the senses: its colour palette was vibrant, both inside and out of the Argyll’s contradictorily-named Sunny Point (I’m slightly in love with Mary and Phillip Durrant’s emerald green and pink Art Deco bathroom… but this isn’t…

Is Sarah Phelps adapting Poirot for the BBC next?

Sarah Phelps’ latest Agatha Christie adaptation started on the BBC last night, and it was generally thought to be a ripper. Ordeal By Innocence has had its problems during production (through no fault of the cast and crew) and extensive reshoots were undertaken. It’s the third Christie adaptation Phelps has worked on and each one has…

Review: Ordeal By Innocence (S1 E1/3), Sunday 1st April, BBC One

I’ll admit it, I’m not particularly well read when it comes to Agatha Christie, but what I do know is that Sarah Phelps’ two previous Christie adaptations for the BBC have been triumphs. And Then There Were None and The Witness For The Prosecution were real Christmas treats in 2015 and 2016, and Ordeal by Innocence…

BBC confirms Ordeal By Innocence transmission date

It was supposed to be the third in Sarah Phelps’ Agatha Christie adaptations, aired over Christmas as a seasonal treat. But it wasn’t to be. Thanks to an accusation of historical sexual assault levelled at US star, Ed Westwick. Westwick’s part was re-shot with Christian Cooke taking over. And now we’re delighted to say that…

Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence reshot and recast by BBC

Sarah Phelps’ Agatha Christie adaptations have been a real Christmas treat for the past couple of years, so it was with great disappointment that we read that her latest – Ordeal By Innocence – had been shelved because of accusations against one of its stars, Ed Westwick. Now there’s good news – all is not lost.