BBC One reveals start date and trailer for Agatha Christie’s ‘Witness for the Prosecution’

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From the makers of last year’s hit And Then There Were None, BBC One’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation will air this Christmas.

Based on Christie’s 23-page short story, The Witness For The Prosecution is adapted by writer Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy).

Filming on the two-part drama began in Liverpool in August, with a cast led by Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion).

Buy The Witness for the Prosecution on DVD on Amazon here.

Episode 1 will air at 9pm on Monday 26 December on BBC One, followed by the concluding part at 9pm on Tuesday 27 December.

Watch the trailer…

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).”

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

BBC One’s adaptation of And Then There Were None aired last Christmas, starring Aidan Turner (Poldark) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park).

Buy And Then There Were None on DVD on Amazon here.

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