The hunt is on to find the murderer of a wealthy glamorous heiress who is found dead in her London townhouse. Based on the short story by Agatha Christie.
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 Mayhew (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Leonard Vole (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Emily French (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Janet McIntyre (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Romaine Heilger (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Justice Grenville Parris (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Sir Charles Carter (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Tripp (2 episodes, 2016)
Adam Jowett ...
 Clerk (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Dora (2 episodes, 2016)
Dorian Lough ...
 Detective Breem (2 episodes, 2016)
Ted Robbins ...
 Bernie (2 episodes, 2016)
Miranda Nolan ...
 Christine Moffat (2 episodes, 2016)
Paul Dallison ...
 Stage Manager (2 episodes, 2016)
Tim McMullan ...
 Sir Hugo Meredith (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Alice Mayhew (2 episodes, 2016)
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Set in 1920s London, a brutal and bloodthirsty murder has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and 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 McIntyre stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence. Tasked with representing Leonard is his solicitor John Mayhew and King's Counsel, Sir Charles Carter KC.

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This is the first production to be based on Agatha Christie's original short (twenty-three pages) story first published in the January 31 1925 edition of Flynn's Weekly as 'Traitor Hands'. She republished it in 1933 under the present title as part of a collection called 'The Hound of Death and other stories'. Christie expanded the story for her 1953 play, changing some of the character names and introducing Sir Wilfrid Robarts as the defence counsel. It is the play and not the short story that have been the basis for all subsequent television and film versions. See more »

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In the close-up of the Evening Standard newspaper that Romaine reads, Janet the maid's surname is quite clearly printed as 'Mackenzie.' Though this is the surname Agatha Christie used in the original story, in the adaptation Janet is called 'McIntyre' both in the credits and by other characters. See more »

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Version of Danger: Witness for the Prosecution (1950) See more »

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To Say "Disappointing" Would Be an Understatement
27 December 2016 | by (Brussels) – See all my reviews

The perfect example of ruining an ideal story (or play). A complete waste of money and talent, the good actors and actresses not least of all. The idea of setting it in the 1920s could have worked, as well as the more naturalistic and sexual elements. But the current TV version lacks the basic element - life. It is still-born. It completely lacks liveliness, panache, you name it! It is flat, boringly slow, and drenched in a kind of smog. It is not only a betrayal of Agatha Christie's defining elements in writing, that can be accused of many things, but not of being slow or boring, nay, it is also an insult to the viewer's intelligence. All the pretentious psychological so-called motivations of the brutal murder remain - cinematographically - utterly and completely unsubstantiated. The screenplaywriter, the editor and the director should seriously look at themselves in the mirror, and consider performing harakiri, rather than go on butchering Agatha Christie's writings. Thanks, but no, thanks. Utter rubbish!


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