‘The Pale Horse’ will be this year’s BBC One Agatha Christie adaptation, and if previous years are to go by, the two-part drama will be released at Christmas.
‘A shivery, paranoid story about superstition’
No one does murder mystery quite like Agatha Christie and this years adaptation, ‘The Pale Horse’ is set to get pulses racing. The thriller, set in the tiny village of Much Deeping, see’s Mark Easterbrook investigate the home of three rumored witches after he finds his name hidden in the shoe of a dead women.
The new drama, which if the timing of the last three adaptations are to go by, will air during the festive season. Once again BAFTA-nominated writer, Sarah Phelps will take on the adapted series, she said: “Written in 1961, against the backdrop of the Eichmann Trial, the escalation of the Cold War and Vietnam, The Pale Horse is a shivery, paranoid story about superstition, love gone wrong, guilt and grief. It’s about what we’re capable of when we’re desperate and what we believe when all the lights go out and we’re alone in the dark.”
This is the fourth Agatha Christie novel the BBC have adapted with last years The ABC Murders starring John Malkovich, dividing viewers opinion.
It’s likely that BBC One’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ starring Joe Alwyn, Stephen Graham, Zarine Hussain, Guy Pearce and Tom Hardy will dominate Christmas day’s prime time slot, so could Agatha Christie’s ‘The Pale Horse’ be another Boxing day bonanza?
The TV line-up is already starting to look pretty fabulous.