Brand New Agatha Christie Adaptations
Tuppence City of London, United Kingdom
It was recently announced that Agatha Christie Ltd and Acorn Productions Ltd are developing two new Agatha Christie adaptations for the BBC. And Then There Were None and Partners in Crime, to star David Walliams as Tommy. Read the full news article here: http://www.agathachristie.com/news/article/new-tv-adaptations
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The actor playing Tuppence has yet to be announced, but she will be in the new series.
I thought they were going to be imaginings, I can't see David Walliams as Tommy either, Albert maybe at a push
I completely agree with Zeddie on this one. David Walliams doesn't fit my image of Tommy and if this series is going to be set in the 1920's surely he'll be too old to be Tommy! If it's in the 40's then age shouldn't be a problem. I guess I will have to wait and see what happens. I'm still looking forward to it though.
The makers probably want someone who is popular at the momentinstead of going for someone who fits who is perhaps won't put as many 'bums on sofa's'
"Walliams is understood to have been a driving force behind the project which will form a six-part adaptation of two tales, the first of which comes from Christie’s 1929 collection of short stories Partners in Crime.
The BBC’s version will be set in the 1950’s and the first three episodes will be an adaptation of The Secret Adversary written by playwright and director Zinnie Harris, with writer Claire Wilson adapting the novel N or M which will form the rest of the series.
According to Ben Stephenson, the BBC’s controller of drama commissioning, the adaptations will feel different to Marple and Poirot shows and will be more “espionagey"."
I found I was one if not the only one defending Blandings on Facebook, I accept that things were wrong with the 1st series but I watch it avidly every Sunday, It is just a shame Mark Williams doesn't play Beech anymore, IMHO Ti Vine would be better as one of Freddie's pals.
I think Jack Davenport would be good as Tommy and if it wasn't for her Hair Samantha Bond as Tuppence or Arrabella Weir or the woman who played Barbara Windsor in that Drama about the CARRY Films.