Kim Cattrall and Toby Jones to star in BBC One’s new Agatha Christie adaptation

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Filming begins in Liverpool today on The Witness For The Prosecution, from the makers of last year’s hit And Then There Were None.

Writer Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None, The Casual Vacancy) and director Julian Jarrold (The CrownAppropriate Adult) will adapt Agatha Christie’s 23-page short story as for BBC One.

Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion), Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) will star in the new two-part drama, set in 1920s London.

The Secret Agent 1 1 Verloc (Toby Jones)

The cast also includes David Haig (The Thick Of It), Billy Howle (Cider with Rosie) and Monica Dolan (The Casual Vacancy).

The official synopsis reads: “A murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and rich Emily French (Kim Cattrall).

“All the evidence points to Leonard Vole (Billy Howle), a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily’s dedicated housekeeper Janet Mackenzie (Monica Dolan) stands by in court.

“Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine (Andrea Riseborough), can prove his innocence. Tasked with representing Leonard is his solicitor John Mayhew (Toby Jones) and King’s Counsel, Sir Charles Carter KC (David Haig).”

Andrea Riseborough Oblivion

BBC One’s three-part adaptation of And Then There Were None aired last Christmas, starring Aidan Turner (Poldark), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia) and Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones).

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