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BBC One to air Agatha Christie’s ‘The ABC Murders’ this Christmas

John Malkovich and Rupert Grint will join an all star cast in a three-part drama based on Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders on BBC One this Christmas.

Can Hercule Poirot thwart his nemesis in the new chilling three part drama based on the popular Agatha Christie books.

John Malkovich to Play Hercule Poirot in New Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders
Image credit: BBC

The next installment in the collection of Agatha Christie stories commissioned by BBC One as part of a six part deal will be a Sarah Phelps adaptation of the 1936 title The ABC Murders.

The story begins in 1936 at a time when the nation is divided and suspicion and hatred are on the rise. In the middle of all this a serial killer only known as A.B.C strikes in Andover, then Bexhill, it’s up to Poirot to capture his enemy and bring him to justice.

Starring in the new BBC drama are John Malkovich who will take on the role as Hercule Poirot and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter, Sick Note) as Inspector Crome.

Rupert Grint and Tara Fitzgerald in The ABC Murders 2018
Image credit: BBC

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: We are utterly thrilled that John Malkovich has been persuaded to unleash his extraordinary abilities on this stellar role.”

Previous Christie classics including ‘The Witness for the Prosecution’ and ‘Then There Were None’ all aired over the festive period, so can we expect the same for THE ABC Murders?  With filming beginning in June it’s highly likely.

The start of Christmas TV preparations have begun!

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