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 –…

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…

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…

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.

Sarah Phelps confirmed for third Agatha Christie adaptation

What Sarah Phelps has done with Agatha Christie’s stories has been nothing short of miraculous. When the BBC and the Agatha Christie estate announced it had signed a new deal in 2015, we weren’t quite sure what the fruits of the deal were going to taste like – more by-the-book Miss Marples and Poirots? Vanilla…