Video PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 July 2018 Simon Parkin Helen Bradbury and Sam Frenchum in Love From a Stranger by Agatha Christie. Photo: Sheila Burnett Sheila Burnett Agatha Christie’s less known story Love From A Stranger is less whodunit and more psychological thriller about a woman desperately yearning for adventure. As a new production comes to Norwich, lead actress Helen Bradbury tells Simon Parkin more. Helen Bradbury in Love From a Stranger by Agatha Christie. Photo: Sheila Burnett Cecily Harrington has led a staid and proper existence. After winning a large amount of money in a sweepstake she desperately yearns for a life of adventure. Enter Bruce Lovell, a handsome and charming stranger who sweeps her off her feet. However, he is not what it seems. Once seen as staid Agatha Christie has recently been rediscovered by a new generation including acclaimed director Lucy Bailey, whose revival of Witness for the Prosecution has been has been a huge success in London. Now … [Read more...] about Whirlwind romance turns deadly in Agatha Christie chiller Love From A Stranger
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ORDEAL By Innocence is a detective novel written by Agatha Christie, which was first published in 1958. Regarded as one of her best later works, it was adapted for TV by the BBC. Here is the lowdown on the show and why its release was delayed. When is Ordeal By Innocence on BBC One? The third and final episode of Ordeal By Innocence airs tonight, Sunday April 15, at 9pm on BBC One. The series was supposed to be shown around Christmas 2017 but it was postponed after lead actor Ed Westwick faced sex abuse allegations. It was adapted for the small screen by Sarah Phelps, who previously worked on And Then There Were None and The Witness For Prosecution. The novel is just one of the seven new Agatha Christie adaptations due from the BBC over the next four years. Who is in the cast of Ordeal By Innocence and who has replaced Ed Westwick? The BBC has pulled together an all-star ensemble cast for the adaption. Love Actually actor Bill Nighy, American star Catherine Keener and Downton … [Read more...] about When is Ordeal By Innocence on BBC One tonight, why was Ed Westwick replaced and who else is in the Agatha Christie thriller cast?
SHE is of the most famous detective writers ever and has written some of the world's best-loved whodunnits, but just how extensive was Agatha Christie's writing career? Here's everything you need to know about the crime novelist. Who is Agatha Christie? Agatha Christie was an English writer, best known for her crime, mystery, and thriller novels featuring fictional detectives such as Poirot and Miss Marple. She was born on September 15, 1890, and died on January 12, 1976. Her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920, and her final novel (featuring Miss Marple) was Sleeping Murder, published in the same year as her death in 1976. She also wrote numerous short stories for journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as poetry, radio plays, and an autobiography. Many of her works have been adapted for stage, film, TV, and radio. For example, her Murder On The Orient Express novel (featuring Poirot), published in 1934, was made into three films - the most recent … [Read more...] about How many books did Agatha Christie write, when was Ordeal By Innocence released and who are Poirot and Miss Marple?
If the BBC’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation appears to be a radical departure from the cosy whodunnits of old, there is a good reason. The screenwriter responsible for tonight’s BBC One drama, Ordeal by Innocence, has confessed that she has never seen a Christie film or television series, and would rather watch an episode of Masterchef. The three-part adaptation by Sarah Phelps is a dark psychological drama about the brutal murder of a mother whose five adopted children are among the suspects. The family’s idyllic-seeming country home hides terrible secrets. Asked if she had deliberately avoided writing a “traditional” Christie adaptation, Phelps said: “I have no idea what the stereotype of Christie would have been, because I’ve never watched one. I wouldn’t sit down and go, ‘Tell you what, let’s watch a bit of Christie.’ I would never do that. I’d probably watch Masterchef or Nigella or something way before … [Read more...] about Ordeal by Innocence scriptwriter: ‘Agatha Christie? I’d rather watch Masterchef’
Register for our free newsletter DESPITE living in a world that seems full of good crime writers, none can really match Agatha Christie. We lost her on January 12, 1976, aged 85, but it’s fair to say she left us plenty. Almost 70 detective novels, 14 short story collections, the world’s longest-running play The Mousetrap, many film versions of her stories and almost as many about the woman herself. The Bible and Shakespeare have done pretty well in sales, but for novels, nobody gets close to the lady born in Torquay in September, 1890. Judging by all the universal success that followed, it’s incredible to think Christie had to wait until after the Great War to get her first novels published. By the Second World War, she was so popular that even MI5 kept a beady eye on her, especially after she named one of her characters Bletchley. We all know now what was going on at Bletchley Park, but we didn’t back then, and MI5 suspected Agatha might have some spies of … [Read more...] about On This Day, 1976: Genius Agatha Christie was made of the write stuff