February 28, 2014

BBC To Air New Versions of "Partners In Crime" and "And Then There Were None" In 2015

The BBC has contracted with the Agatha Christie estate to bring new adaptations of the married couple whodunits Partners in Crime and the "locked room" (on an island) classic And Then There Were None to the small screen. David Walliams (Little Britain, Come Fly With Me, Britain's Got Talent) will star as Tommy Beresford in Partners in Crime, and in the new version of And Then There Were None. An earlier version of Partners in Crime made for ITV starred Francesca Annis and James Warwick and dramatized only book 2. Earlier versions of And Then There Were None include Rene Clair's 1945 film starring Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, and Louis Hayward, the CBS/Seven Arts/WB 1965 version starring Hugh O'Brian version (which uses the altered Christie title Ten Little Indians as well as And Then There Were None), and the 1974 version (also using the title Ten Little Indians) starring Charles Aznavour, Maria Rohm, and Adolfo Celli (Corona Filmproduktion).

More here from the Guardian, here from the Daily Telegraph.

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