In this TV-movie, Christie attempts to sell a manuscript to avoid taxes. In reality, she admitted to slowing her output to one book a year, and would sometimes gift the royalties of her works to family members. For tax reasons she set up a private company in 1955, Agatha Christie Limited. Additionally, references to high taxes are often found in her post-war novels. See more »
Weak and lacking any real punch. A collection of highly unlikely characters brought together in a highly contrived situation with a rather daft storyline and mediocre script. The claustrophobic atmosphere did add a degree of tension but overall there was little in the way of real suspense, just dead bodies everywhere.
The characters were paper-thin and demanded little attention although the performances of Helen Baxendale, Blake Harrison and Jodie McNee were fair enough; the rest had little more than walk-on parts and were eminently forgettable. I watched it without enthusiasm and consider it time not well spent.
The best I can offer is 5 out of 10, mainly for the central performances, and that's being generous.
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