Toby Jones & Kim Cattrall In Witness For The Prosecution

BBC One has announced that filming has begun in Liverpool for Sarah Phelps’ (And Then There Were None) two part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1925 short story The Witness For The Prosecution, directed by Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots).

In 1920s London a brutal murder has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the rich and glamorous Emily French (Kim Cattrall). Emily’s housekeeper (Monica Dolan) claims that Leonard Vole (Billy Howle), a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune, ruthlessly took her life.

However, Leonard is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine (Andrea Riseborough), can prove his innocence. Tasked with representing Leonard are his solicitor John Mayhew (Toby Jones) and King’s Counsel, Sir Charles Carter KC (David Haig).

Writer Sarah Phelps says: “With the long terrible shadow of the Great War falling across the rackety, feral 1920s, The Witness For The Prosecution is a compelling story of deceit, desire, murder, money and morality, innocence and guilt, heartbreak and – most painful and dangerous of all – love.”