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Agatha Christie’s works have been adapted for screen since 1928 when the very first adaptation of one of Christie’s short stories, The Coming of Mr. Quin, was released as The Passing of Mr. Quinn. A year later the first Agatha Christie foreign film was released based on The Secret Adversary: Die Abenteurer G.M.B.H. Almost ten years after that the first TV adaptation was produced in the form of Spider’s Web, and today there are over thirty global feature films and another thirty TV adaptations.. Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple have become firm TV favourites across the world and are often people’ first introductions to the world of the Queen of Crime.

The Witness for the Prosecution

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The Witness for the Prosecution

The Witness for the Prosecution is the latest in a line of TV adaptations of Agatha Christie’s classic stories produced by the same team behind 2015’s adaptation of And Then There Were None. Adapted from Christie’s short story of the same title, The Witness for the Prosecution will air on BBC One in the Winter of 2016.

And Then There Were None

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And Then There Were None

This latest incarnation of Christie’s masterpiece, And Then There Were None, returns to the dark roots of the story. Written by Sarah Phelps and with a stellar cast behind it, this adaptation is one not to be missed.

Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime

In 2015 a brand new adaptation based on Agatha Christie’s classic detective duo Tommy and Tuppence premiered on BBC One in the UK. David Walliams and Jessica Raine took the lead in this six part series exploring espionage, adventure and married life.

Classic Christie

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Classic Christie

Two of the most well-known and best loved series of adaptations are undoubtedly Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Marple. David Suchet took on the role of the iconic Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, in ITV’s adaptation between 1989-2013. Geraldine McEwan played Miss Marple from the first to third series until she retired from the role and Julia McKenzie replaced her.

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Did you know?

  1. 20th Century Fox are creating a new film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express which will be directed by Kenneth Branagh.

  2. David Suchet was recommended for the part of Hercule Poirot by Christie’s family who had seen him play Blott in the TV adaptation of Tom Sharpe’s Blott on the Landscape.

  3. The BBC have will be developing 7 new adaptations of Agatha Christie's stories including Ordeal by Innocence and Death Comes as the End.

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