Ordeal of Innocence coming from the BBC
Christmas is coming, a new Christie adaptation is expected from the BBC! The channel has offered many Christmas adaptations from Agatha Christie over the years and this year it’s the turn of the 1958 book, Ordeal of Innocence, expected as part of the Christmas programming on the BBC this festive season.
This week the BBC has made some announcements about the all-star cast for the adaptation with the big news that Bill Nighy is to lead the cast! Other stars will include Alice Eve from Star Trek Into Darkness, Ed Westwick of White Gold Fame, Star Wars’ Crystal Clarke, Matthew Goode from Downtown Abbey, Catherine Keener from Get Out, star of Fortitude Like Treadway, Anthony Boyle from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Miss Peregrine’s Ella Purnell.
This all star cast all but guarantee a thrilling adaptation of the novel first released in 1958. Keeping with Christie’s lifelong theme, this is a murder mystery and one of Christie’s later works. In it the author moved from the usual process of working out clues and more into the modern psychology we see from contemporary crime novels. While it wasn’t awfully well received at the time of release, it’s posthumously thought of as one of her better later works.
The only details about airing so far from the BBC is that Ordeal of Innocence will be a Christmas production, and thankfully Christmas isn’t coming just yet so if you do want to read Ordeal of Innocence before you watch the all star show then you probably have time to do so.
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