BBC One’s Agatha Christie Series ‘Partners In Crime’ Goes Global

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BBC One’s Agatha Christie adaptation Partners In Crime is going global.

International distributor all3media International has sold the six episode series to a slew of international broadcasters including NHK in Japan, ABC in Australia, Sky in New Zealand, BBC Global across Africa, TV2 in Norway, TV4 in Sweden, DR TV in Denmark, RUV in Iceland, HRT in Croatia, VRT in Flemish speaking Belgium and Ale Kino in Poland. Acorn TV previously acquired the U.S. streaming rights to Partners In Crime.

“We are delighted to announce such a strong cast of major broadcasters for this prestigious new crime drama”, said Stephen Driscoll, Senior Vice-President of Sales for all3media International. “As one of the first international broadcasters to air the series after the BBC premiere, NHK will give fans of Agatha Christie in Japan a wonderful new series to delight and enthral”.

Based on the characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime is set in 1950s England and follows married couple Tommy (David Walliams) and Tuppence (Jessica Raine) as they stumble into a world of undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy.  The series will be available to stream on Acorn from early September, shortly after it starts airing on the BBC in the UK.

Partners In Crime, which was originally commissioned back in February 2014 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 episodes 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 the director.

  • ekelks

    Quite loathe this series, no chemistry between the leads, transplant to 1950s feels way off…not the Beeb’s best.

  • Martine

    Not really into this one. I loved ITV’s Marple and Poirot….they made those series a real art. This just seems dumb. The re is a reason it never caught on in the first place. Its just too fluffy and cozy and un interesting. They should have let ITV keep the rights. They were going in a good direction.

  • Tourman

    In the 1950s when African/Americans did not have civil rights the BBC expect the audience to believe that the CIA have a Black agent based in London. That is re-writing social history. Dreadful production with no sparkle, no humour, no class, no reason to watch.

    • Marina Doshkevich

      We are expected to believe that with London in danger of a H-Bomb, the head of MI5 gives the mission of saving them to two idiotic, inexperienced relatives of his…even though he has intelligent capable agents on call. We are also expected to believe that a husband puts up with a wife that yells at him because “everything he does ends in disaster” So…..