Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? was produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited for Britbox. Written and directed by Hugh Laurie, starring Will Poulter and Lucy Boynton.

Overview

Written and directed by Hugh Laurie, this three-part series boasts a dazzling cast, some spectacular adventures, and a very British backdrop.

The mystery hinges on the cryptic question of the title - why didn't they ask Evans? - pronounced by a dying man, after a fall from the cliffs on a north Wales golf course. Bobby Jones and his whip-smart friend, socialite Lady Frances “Frankie” Derwent, reunited after a decade apart, vow to answer the man's final question. These young adventurers will put their amateur sleuthing skills to the test, visiting England under dubious pretences to get to the bottom of the case. Expect danger, dodgy motors, and a ff-frightfully dysfunctional set of friends and acquaintances.

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? is available now on Britbox in Canada, South Africa, the UK and the US. It is available in France on Canal+, on SoHo in New Zealand, on ABC TV in Australia and on SonyLIV in India. Further international release dates to be announced.

Series synopsis

Based on the iconic 1934 Agatha Christie novel, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? Is adapted and directed by Hugh Laurie (House). The limited series follows the amiable Bobby Jones (Will Poulter, The Revenant) and his whip smart friend, socialite Lady Frances “Frankie” Derwent (Lucy Boynton, Bohemian Rhapsody). On the hunt for a lost golf ball, unsuspecting Jones discovers the crumpled body of a dying man who, with his last breath, gasps the cryptic question of the series’ title. Armed with only a photograph of a beautiful young woman found in the dead man’s pocket, these amateur sleuths embark on a crime-solving adventure and prove surprisingly adept at unearthing clues. The levity of the duo’s wit and banter belies the danger they continuously encounter as they pursue the answer to the mysterious question.

The series was commissioned by BritBox North America and produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited.

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