BBC One’s one-off adaptation of J.B Priestley’s literary classic An Inspector Calls will premiere on Sunday September 13th at 8:30pm, it has been announced.
Based on the play of the same name, An Inspector Calls is set in 1912 and tells the story of the Birling family, who, following the suicide of a young woman from the local town, is called upon by a police inspector investigating the death. As their world unravels, each member of the family is revealed to have unwittingly played a part in her demise.
The cast of the 90 minute drama includes David Thewlis (Harry Potter) as the Inspector, Ken Stott (The Hobbit) as Arthur Birling and Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia) as Sybil Birling. Chloe Pirrie (The Game), Kyle Soller (Poldark), Sophie Rundle (Happy Valley) and Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders) also star.
An Inspector Calls is one of four literary dramas that the BBC has ordered as part of their season on classic 20th century literature. The play was adapted for TV by Helen Edmunson and is produced by The Honourable Woman indie Drama Republic. Howard Ella the producer, while Lucy Richer, Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn executive produce. Aisling Walsh (A Poet In New York) directed.
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