The latest adaptation stars Penelope Wilton and David Jonsson.
Co-produced between Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited, Murder is Easy is the latest of the author’s works to be adapted for the small screen.
It follows adaptations in recent years of And Then There Were None, The Witness For The Prosecution, Ordeal By Innocence, The ABC Murders and The Pale Horse.
Murder is Easy
England, 1954. On a train to London, Fitzwilliam (David Jonsson) meets Miss Pinkerton (Penelope Wilton), who tells him that a killer is on the loose in the sleepy English village of Wychwood under Ashe.
The villagers believe the deaths are mere accidents, but Miss Pinkerton knows otherwise – and when she’s later found dead on her way to Scotland Yard, Fitzwilliam feels he must find the killer before they can strike again. Because for a certain kind of person, murder is easy…
The new take on the story comes from writer Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre and director Meenu Gaur (World on Fire)
Now, the BBC have given us a first look at the cast in character…
David Jonsson (Industry) stars as Fitzwilliam, with Penelope Wilton as Miss Pinkerton.
Morfydd Clark (Lord of the Rings) is Bridget, alongside Tom Riley (The Nevers) as Lord Whitfield.
Douglas Henshall (Shetland) plays Major Horton,
While Mark Bonnar (World on Fire, Guilt) is the Reverend Humbleby and Mathew Baynton (Ghosts) plays Dr Thomas.
Filmed on location in Scotland, the show is coming to BBC One and the iPlayer in the UK. In the US, Canada and South Africa, it will appear on BritBox International.
We’ll keep you posted when there’s a transmission date.