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ABC acquires UK drama Partners in Crime

ABC has picked up the rights for an Agatha Christie drama featuring David Walliams and Jessica Raine.

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ABC has picked up the rights for BBC One’s Agatha Christie drama, Partners in Crime.

The 6 part drama featuring David Walliams and Jessica Raine is set in the 1950s and follows a married couple as they stumble into a world of undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy.

Written by Zinnie Harris and Claire Wilson, it is adapted from the Christie novels The Secret Adversary and N Or M?

David Walliams said, “I was first drawn to the delicious notion of a married couple solving crimes together, and the more I read of the Tommy and Tuppence novels and short stories I realised they are among Christie’s very best work.”

Based on the Tommy and Tuppence characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime follows the duo in 1950s England as they stumble into a world of undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy. The project has received a six episode order, with the first three episodes being adapted from the Christie novel The Secret Adversary and the remaining three episodes being adapted from N Or M?. The first three episodes are being penned by Zinnie Harris, while Claire Wilson is adapting the remaining episodes. David Walliams has been cast as Tommy in this new series, which is being produced by Endor Productions in partnership with Acorn Productions Ltd.

No airdate has been announced.

Source: TV Wise

6 Responses

  1. UK usually does this sort of stuff brilliantly. Unfortunately this Agatha Christie take is a bit of a dud and doesn’t really work – it’s only marginally better than the dire Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries so best avoided.

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