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And Then There Were None drew eight million viewers when it was screened in December last year and introduced a new generation to Christie’s novels.There are high hopes that will continue when Witness for The Prosecution is broadcast later this year.The writer’s grandson Mathew Prichard said recently: “I have lost count of the number of times I have told my family they cannot expect interest in Agatha Christie continuing but lo and behold it does.”There was universal acclaim for And Then There Were None and they are a continuation of that.”As well as And Then There Were None and The Witness for the Prosecution, BBC One and Agatha Christie Productions are to screen seven new adaptations of the writer’s work over the next four years.These will include adaptations of Death Comes As The End, a murder mystery set in Ancient Egypt and The ABC Murders, depicting a race to stop a serial killer who is terrorising 1930s Britain.Sarah Phelps, who adapted The Witness for the Prosecution, said: “When I read the short story it felt like the most perfect Film Noir for 1920s London, and, like the famous Noir of post WWII America, there is an incredible focus on the context of the times and how that might lead someone to commit a terrible murder.“Dark, strange, unsettling and thrilling, you feel the rug of your certainties twitched from under your feet.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Kim Cattrall (far right) as Samantha in Sex and The City: The MovieCredit: Startraks Photo/REX Dark, strange, unsettling and thrilling, you feel the rug of your certainties twitched from under your feet.Sarah Phelps, screenwriter Kim Cattrall’s character comes to a sticky end early on in the BBC’s new Agatha Christie – dead on the carpet of a smart townhouse in 1920s London.But given the star power of Ms Cattrall – who made her name as the vampish Samantha in Sex and the City – it seems unlikely that is the last viewers will see of her during the two-part court thriller The Witness for the Prosecution.Ms Cattrall was busy filming the production with the rest of the star-studded cast in Liverpool over the summer and this publicity photograph gives a first taste of its sophisticated glamour.Made by the team behind the BBC’s adaptation of And Then There Were None, The Witness For The Prosecution stars Cattrall as Emily French, a wealthy heiress found murdered in her home.Suspicion falls on Leonard Vole, played by Billy Howle, a young chancer to whom she left her vast fortune.But Leonard is convinced his girlfriend Romaine, a chorus girl played by Andrea Riseborough, can prove his innocence.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMember States need to inform their citizens of the benefits of CARICOM- LaRocqueJuly 4, 2017In “latest news”CARICOM SG calls for full CSME implementation at COTED meetingMay 16, 2018In “latest news”Swifter implementation of stagnant CSME, faster delivery of results acknowledgedFebruary 16, 2017In “latest news” The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME) is not getting the credit it deserves for all it achieves, according to the 15-member grouping’s top public servant.CARICOM SECRETARY GENERAL IRWIN LAROCQUECARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque yesterday admitted that the CSME was seen by many as a waste of time, but said this was simply because the people of the region did not know enough about the achievements.“There are always a few things I can say that we can do better, but I think we are doing not too badly . . . . So we have to do a better job at communication, basically, both from the standpoint of the Secretariat as well as the member states. I regret that people see it as a waste of time. I don’t think it is. Absolutely not,” LaRoque told a news conference in Grenada to announce the agenda for the CARICOM Heads of Government summit which officially starts this evening.“It is constant communication to the people of the region in terms of what we are doing, what we are achieving and how we are going forward. Sometimes we take for granted what it is that we are doing,” he added.CARICOM is yet to achieve the second phase of the integration process, which includes harmonized economic policy.However, LaRocque said at the last summit, the leaders had taken stock of the CSME, and a roadmap was being prepared to help countries that were “lagging behind in certain areas”.“We are in discussion with them on time frames that need to be adhered to. That does not mean that the rights and obligations that member states have by virtue of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, or by decisions taken, [are] negated,” he said.The Secretary General said the Georgetown, Guyana-headquartered Secretariat and the member countries have an obligation to inform the general public “what is going on and how they are benefiting from it in terms of functional corporation in a vast number of areas – education, health, our advocacy in the international community”.LaRocque announced that the leaders’ three-day summit will have a heavy emphasis on tourism, human resource development and entrepreneurship.Other matters on the packed agenda include crime and security, border issues, health, climate adaptation, renewable energy, and Brexit. (Barbados Today)