BBC One confirms seven new Agatha Christie dramas

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BBC One has announced a new production deal with Agatha Christie Productions Ltd.

Seven new Agatha Christie adaptations will be produced over the next four years.

The first novel to be adapted is Ordeal By Innocence, with other titles confirmed so far including Death Comes As The End, a murder mystery set in Ancient Egypt, and The ABC Murders, a race against time to stop a serial killer who is operating across 1930s Britain.

Ordeal By Innocence will be written by Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None).

And Then There Were None 3 Vera Claythorne (MAEVE DERMODY)

Christie’s The Witness For The Prosecution, also adapted by Phelps, is currently filming and stars Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, Kim Cattrall and David Haig.

Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content, commented: “These new commissions continue BBC One’s special relationship as the home of Agatha Christie in the UK. Our combined creative ambition to reinvent Christie’s novels for a modern audience promises to bring event television of the highest quality to a new generation enjoyed by fans old and new.”

Hilary Strong, Chief Executive Officer, Agatha Christie Limited added: “And Then There Were None was a highlight of the 2015 BBC One Christmas schedule, and we are truly delighted to be building on the success of that show, first with The Witness For The Prosecution, and then with adaptations of seven more iconic Agatha Christie titles. What Sarah Phelps brought to And Then There Were None was a new way of interpreting Christie for a modern audience, and Agatha Christie Ltd is thrilled to be bringing this psychologically rich, visceral and contemporary sensibility to more classic Christie titles for a new generation of fans.”

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