Prime Time Boxing Day TV sees the start of a new three part Hercule Poirot detective mystery called The ABC Murders. The story is based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name, first published in the UK at the start of 1936.
This exciting, fast paced story is gripping from the start as Poirot starts to receive letters from an unknown Serial Killer calling himself ABC, soon after the first victim “Alice Ascher” and the second victim “Betty Barnard” a pattern starts to emerge.
The TV Version
The new TV Version has a star filled lineup including the Hollywood heavyweight John Malkovich starting as Poirot. Inspector Crome will be played by Rupert Grint (Harry Potter fans will know him well) as well as Andrew Buchan as Franklin Clarke, Bronwyn James as Megan, Jack Farthing as Donald Fraser , Freya Mavor as Thora Grey, Tara Fitzgerald as
Lady Hermione Clarke and Shirley Henderson as Rose Marbury.
This isn’t the first time that the ABC Murders has featured on Television in the UK, two other versions have embraced our screens including the 1965 film “The Alphabet Murders” and during the TV Series “Poirot” staring
David Suchet an episode titled “The ABC Murders” aired in 1992.
For any french speaking readers, in 2009 an episode called “Les meurtres ABC” featured in “Les Petits Meurtres d’Agatha Christie”.
When is it on?
Channel: BBC One
The first episode is Boxing Day (Wednesday 26th December 2018)
The following episodes are on at the same time Thursday 27th December and Friday 28th December.
Britain’s Heritage Surround Featured
We are extremely proud to have sold one of our Antique Wood Surrounds to Mammoth Screen for Studio 81 in Leeds UK. Mammoth Screens have produced the ABC Murders with the fireplace to be used in the one of the main rooms in Poirot’s home.
The original antique Art Nouveau wood surround was originally purchased by ourselves from a house renovation project in Sheffield. It has an impressive over mantel and original mirror with carved decorative spindle supports.
Our restoration team restored the surround back to it’s original splendor.
We are excited to see what this stunning fireplace will look like in the show and what, if any, adaptations they may have made.