NORDIC NOIR Premiere date for Hjerson confirmed

Last year we brought you news that Hjerson – a fictional character penned by a fictional character Ariadne Oliver, who is a mystery crime writer that appears in a number of Agatha Christie novels. According to Agatha Christie herself, Ariadne bears certain similarities to herself. Now we know when Hjerson will air in its native…

Hugh Laurie to adapt Agatha Christie for BritBox

Hugh Laurie is to adapt Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? for BritBox in the US, although the hope is that it will also be shown in the UK. The legendary actor and comedy actor is said to have been in love with 1934 book since childhood. It tells the story of Bobby Jones and his…

NORDIC NOIR Swedish ‘Agatha Christie’ series in the works

Agatha Christie is an enduring force in crime fiction and on TV. Now we have a new Christie-based series, from Sweden. According to Expressen, “Agatha Christie’s Sven Hjerson is the first TV series that is freely based on Agatha Christie’s stories and murder mysteries and is described as “a modern, playful and exciting puzzle detective…

Agatha Christie : Channel 5 confirms transmission date of new adventure

It seems we can’t get enough of Agatha Christie. Channel 5 has been trotting out enjoyable one-offs, starring Helen Baxendale as Christie herself in fictional adventures. The next one – Agatha And The Midnight Murders – is set in London in 1940 and is coming very soon. As the Blitz rages and her future is threatened…

REVIEW: The Pale Horse (S1 E2/2)

“That’s the point isn’t it? Making people believe…” Let’s state this right off the bat, shall we? Episode two of Sarah Phelps’ adaptation of The Pale Horse was just about perfect; one of the best hours of crime drama you’ll ever see. It had everything: some sumptuous production design, fine acting, some edgy, creepy moments,…

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 –…

BBC One confirms transmission date for Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse

Mark this down as another winner from screenwriter Sarah Phelps (yes, we’ve seen the first episode). Phelps’ next Agatha Christie adaptation is a two-part series of The Pale Horse, originally released in 1961. And now we know when it’s going to be broadcast. The Pale Horsefollows Mark Easterbrook, who, after a mysterious list of names…

Sarah Phelps’ Agatha Christie adaptation The Pale Horse finishes filming

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…

Sarah Phelps confirmed to adapt Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse

Earlier this year Radio Times carried a report that Sarah Phelps would be adapting Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse. Now that report has been confirmed. Christie’s 1961 novel kicks off when a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of those named, Mark Easterbrook, begins an investigation into…

Sarah Phelps to adapt Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse

Sarah Phelps is one of this country’s leading screenwriters, and her work adapting the works of Agatha Christie has been nothing more than miraculous (although some have been less than enamoured with the reworkings). Last month we brought you news that Gwyneth Hughes would be adapting Death Comes As The End for the BB, quite…

Death Comes As The End to be the next BBC Agatha Christie adaptation

Sarah Phelps’ four Agatha Christie adaptations have been absolutely brilliant, and during these past four years, they’ve become a real Christmas treat. Now we’re hearing that there will be more Christie adaptations for the BBC, but the next one will not feature Phelps as screenwriter. The Radio Times carried a story today saying that Death…