It's 1939 and Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. As members of the party start to die one by one, the survivors realize that one of them is a killer and start to turn on each other.
Agatha Christie's darkest thriller
Did You Know?
This is the first time a major English adaptation of the story uses the surname MacArthur for the General (Sam Neill
). The General's name was changed to either MacKenzie or Mandrake for the stage and early screen to avoid referencing WWII hero, General Douglas MacArthur. See more
The inside of the house (an actual mansion used; Harefield Grove) does not accurate match the wide exterior shots (which uses a CGI mansion inspired by the real mansion). As a result, rooms in certain locations are inexplicable, if not impossible. Especially many of the bedrooms which are clearly reused for different guests. See more
The opening credits removes an actor's credit when their character has been murdered. See more
Originally aired as three 60-minute episodes on BBC1 in the UK. It was later re-edited into two 2-hour episodes for it's airing on Lifetime network in the US. See more