BBC One Sets Premiere Date For Agatha Christie Adaptation ‘The Witness For The Prosecution’

the-witness-for-the-prosecutionBBC One’s two-part Agatha Christie adaptation The Witness For The Prosecution will premiere on Boxing Day (Monday December 26th) at 9pm, and will conclude the following night in the same time-slot.

The Witness For The Prosecution is set in the 1920s and opens shortly after a brutal murder has taken place in a London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and enormously rich Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily’s dedicated housekeeper Janet Mackenzie stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.

The two-parter is based on Christie’s 23-page short story and was adapted for the small screen by The Casual Vacancy scribe Sarah Phelps. It is being produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Productions in association with A+E Networks & Acorn Media Enterprises and stars Kim Cattrall, Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, David Haig, Billy Howle and Monica Dolan. The executive producers are James Prichard, Hilary Strong, Karen Thrussell Damien Timmer, Matthew Read and Sarah Phelps. Appropriate Adult helmer Julian Jarrold is the director.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.