ABC Murders new to the BBC, Agatha Christies' adaptation, ABC Murders

As traditional as mince pies and carol singing continues to set the agenda, so does the world’s most famous fictional Belgian Detective, as Poirot returns to our screens this Christmas.  

The much-anticipated latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders will be aired on BBC One on Boxing Day. The iconic role of Hercule Poirot will be played by Hollywood actor, John Malkovich with a stellar supporting cast including Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint and Shirley Henderson and Game of Thrones’ Tara Fitzgerald. The super sleuth with his trademark moustache has previously been portrayed by David Suchet, Peter Ustinov, Albert Finney and most recently, Kenneth Branagh in Murder on the Orient Express.   

The reworking of the Queen of Crime’s famous murder mystery novel was filmed in Ripon, Leeds and Wakefield in Yorkshire and was produced by British television screenwriter, Sarah Phelps in association with Agatha Christie Limited and Mammoth Screen.  Phelps also created the highly acclaimed TV drama adaptations of Ordeal by Innocence, And Then There Were None and The Witness for the Prosecution.

Set in the 1930’s in Britain, Poirot’s grey cells are put to the ultimate test as he follows the trail of a killer at large, who is stalking the entire country and leaving an ABC railway guide at each murder scene.  The first episode of the three-part drama series will be shown on BBC One on Wednesday 26th December at 9pm.  To find out more about Torquay’s most famous resident visit our Agatha Christie page on the English Riviera website.

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