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The Witness for the Prosecution ()


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Season: 1 Year: 2016

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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  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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  John Mayhew (2 episodes, 2016)
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  Justice Greville Parris (2 episodes, 2016)
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  Sir Charles Carter (2 episodes, 2016)
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  Tripp (2 episodes, 2016)
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  Dora (2 episodes, 2016)
Dorian Lough ...
  Detective Breem (2 episodes, 2016)
Ted Robbins ...
  Bernie (2 episodes, 2016)
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  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)
Adam Jowett ...
  Clerk (2 episodes, 2016)
Dennis O'Donnell ...
  Public Gallery / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
Nicola-Jayne Wells ...
  French Lady (2 episodes, 2016)
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  Deveraux (1 episode, 2016)
Robert Harper ...
  Dame's Husband (1 episode, 2016)
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  Clifford Starling (1 episode, 2016)
Nick Sampson ...
  Parslow KC (1 episode, 2016)
Colin Alltree ...
  Dr. Charles Brown the Mortician (1 episode, 2016)
Mark Braithwaite ...
  Man With Bike (1 episode, 2016)
Michael Deighton ...
  High Class Gentleman (1 episode, 2016)
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  Juror (1 episode, 2016)
Luke Morton ...
  James (1 episode, 2016)
Graham Parrington ...
  Newspaper Seller (1 episode, 2016)
John Thacker ...
  Waiter (1 episode, 2016)
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  Court Clerk (uncredited) (1 episode, 2016)
William Atkinson ...
  Policeman Keys (uncredited) (1 episode, 2016)
Jonathan Bridge ...
  Police Photographer (uncredited) (1 episode, 2016)
Ernest Vernon ...
  Juror (uncredited) (1 episode, 2016)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Zeugin der Anklage (Germany)
  • Testigo de cargo (Spain)
  • Agatha Christie: Testigo de cargo (Spain)
  • Agatha Christie: Syyttäjän todistaja (Finland)
  • Świadek oskarżenia (Poland)
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  • 120 min
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Trivia This is the first production of "Witness for the Prosecution" that based on Agatha Christie's original short (23 pages) story first published in the January 31, 1925 edition of Flynn's Weekly under the title '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 defense counsel. It is the play, not the short story, that has been the basis for all subsequent television and film versions. See more »
Goofs The gramophone in episode one playing a 78 shellac record has the sound of a 33rpm vinyl record supposedly at the end of the track, but the visual shows the needle about a third of the way into the track which would have music etc. See more »
Movie Connections Version of Witness for the Prosecution (1949). See more »

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