BBC Will Film Seven Works By Agatha Christie

BBC Will Film Seven Works By Agatha Christie
BBC Will Film Seven Works By Agatha Christie

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Variety reports that the BBC television company has acquired the film rights to seven of Agatha Christie's works. Mini-series based on the stories of the famous English writer will be released over four years.

The reason for this decision was the success of the film adaptation of the novel "And There Was No One" (under this politically correct title, the book "Ten Little Indians" is now being published in the UK), released on the BBC last year. It is known that the first to be filmed the novel "Test of Innocence" - one of the favorite works of the writer herself, which she wrote in the 1950s. The final list of Christie's works, which will be given a second life on the TV screen, is still being specified. After the "Trial of Innocence" the producers plan to take on the historical detective "Death Comes at the End", which takes place in Ancient Egypt, and the novel "Alphabetical Murders" about the adventures of Hercule Poirot.

Ben Affleck also became interested in Agatha Christie's work: he plans to film the detective Witness for the Prosecution and play the main role in it. The BBC is already filming a two-part film based on this novel.

Agatha Christie is one of the most published writers in the history of mankind. She has published over 60 detective novels, 6 psychological novels (under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott or Westmacott) and 19 storybooks, and also wrote 16 plays that were staged in London. The most famous heroes of Christie's works are the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the elderly English lady detective Miss Marple. Christie's works have gone through many screen adaptations, among the most famous - "Witness for the Prosecution" 1957 with Marlene Dietrich, "She Said: Murder" (1961) with Margaret Rutherford, "The Mirror Cracked" (1980) with Elizabeth Taylor, TV series "Miss Marple”(1984–1992) with Joan Hickson and Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013) with David Suchet.

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