Line of Duty and Call The Midwife alum Jessica Raine is to co-star opposite David Walliams in BBC One’s upcoming six episode Agatha Christie drama series Partners In Crime, TVWise has learned.
Based on the characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime is set in 1950s England and follows married couple Tommy and Tuppence as they stumble into a world of undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy.
Jessica Raine will play Tuppence, a woman who sees adventure round every corner, throwing herself head first into every mystery with passion and fervour, determined to get to the truth no matter what it takes, much to the dismay of her more cautious husband Tommy (David Walliams).
“This new and exciting partnership between David and Jessica promises to bring a fresh new take on these classic and well-loved adventures”, said Ben Stephenson, the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning. “With their combination of humour, wit and talent, I can’t think of two people better suited to take on the iconic roles of Tommy and Tuppence.”
Partners In Crime, which was originally commissioned back in February as part of a deal which saw the BBC become the exclusive UK home for new Agatha Christie projects, was penned by Zinnie Harris and Claire Wilson, with the six episode being adapted from the Christie novels The Secret Adversary and N Or M? Endor Productions is producing in association with Acorn Productions, with Hilary Bevan Jones, David Walliams, Hilary Strong, Mathew Prichard and Matthew Read serving as executive producers. Edward Hall is attached to direct.