BBC Four’s M.R. James adaptation Martin’s Close will premiere on Christmas Eve (Tuesday December 24th) at 10pm, it has been announced.
Martin’s Close is set in 1684 and follows John Martin, who is on trial for his life. Facing him, the infamous ‘hanging Judge’, George Jeffreys. But this is not a cut and dried murder case. Because the innocent girl Martin is accused of killing has been seen after her death.
The adaptation, which was penned and directed by Mark Gatiss, is produced by Can Do Productions and Adorable Media and stars Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) as Dolben, Wilf Scolding (Game of Thrones) as John Martin, Simon Williams (The Archers) as Stanton, Sara Crowe (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Sarah, James Holmes (Miranda) as Snell, Fisayo Akinade (A Very English Scandal) as William, and Elliot Levey (Murder On The Orient Express) as Judge George Jeffreys. Isibeal Ballance is the producer. Ben Irving is executive producer for the BBC.
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