BBC One to adapt ‘The Lady Vanishes’ for Christmas

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Filmed by Hitchcock in 1938 as The Lady Vanishes, BBC One’s 90-minute thriller has been adapted by Fiona Seres (The Silence) and will air this Christmas.

The official synopsis reads: “When the spoilt but beautiful Iris returns home from a holiday in the Balkans, she is befriended on the train by an English woman she knows only as “Miss Froy”. Iris falls asleep, and when she awakes some hours later, Miss Froy has vanished. Fearing madness and risking death, Iris desperately tries to solve the sudden disappearance of her traveling companion.”

Kate Harwood, Controller, Drama Series & Serials, describes The Lady Vanishes as “a beautiful and emotional adaptation”.

Other new commissions for BBC One include The Musketeers, a “fresh and contemporary take on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas” from the creator of Primeval, and six-part nursing drama Frankie, created and written by Lucy Gannon (Soldier Soldier).

Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One, commented: “These new BBC One commissions from drama present a richly ambitious slate that will thrill, move and delight audiences.”

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