The BBC have today released promotional pictures for their new adaptation of the works of Agatha Christie. Adapted from Christie’s 23-page short story of the same title, The Witness For The Prosecution is directed by the acclaimed film and television director, Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots, Becoming Jane, The Girl, Appropriate Adult) and produced by Colin Wratten, (The Musketeers, One Of Us).
The all-star cast includes Toby Jones (Detectorists, Marvellous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Andrea Riseborough (Bloodline, Birdman, Oblivion), Kim Cattrall (Sensitive Skin, Sex And The City), David Haig (The Thick Of It, Mo, My Boy Jack), Billy Howle (The Sense Of An Ending, The Seagull, Cider With Rosie), and Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult, Eye In The Sky, The Casual Vacancy).
The first part of The Witness for the Prosecution is set to air on BBC One on Monday, the 26th of December from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. The second and concluding part will air on Tuesday the 27th in the same timeslot. Below you can read the synopsis for the adaptation as well as see promotional pictures for the drama.
1920s London. 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 McIntyre (Monica Dolan) stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine (Andrea Riseborough), can prove his innocence.
With thanks to BBC Media.