BBC One Strikes Deal For More Agatha Christie Drama

BBC One has struck a deal with Agatha Christie Productions for seven new adaptations over the next four years. The first to be adapted is Ordeal By Innocence, whilst Death Comes As The End and The ABC Murders are also confirmed.

Writer Sarah Phelps, who had great success with And Then There Were None in December 2015 and is currently in production with The Witness For The Prosecution, will adapt Ordeal By Innocence. Writers for the remaining six titles in the deal have yet to be announced.

Hilary Strong, Chief Executive Officer at Agatha Christie Ltd, says: “What Sarah Phelps brought to And Then There Were None was a new way of interpreting Christie for a modern audience, and Agatha Christie Ltd is thrilled to be bringing this psychologically rich, visceral and contemporary sensibility to more classic Christie titles for a new generation of fans.”

Charlotte Moore, Director for BBC Content, says: “These new commissions continue BBC One’s special relationship as the home of Agatha Christie in the UK. Our combined creative ambition to reinvent Christie’s novels for a modern audience promises to bring event television of the highest quality to a new generation enjoyed by fans old and new.”