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The ABC Murders 

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In 1933, retired detective Hercule Poirot is targeted by a taunting killer who sends letters signed "ABC", which Poirot must decode in order to discover the identity of the murderer.
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Series cast summary:
John Malkovich ...  Hercule Poirot 3 episodes, 2018
Eamon Farren ...  Cust 3 episodes, 2018
Michael Shaeffer ...  Sergeant Yelland 3 episodes, 2018
Rupert Grint ...  Inspector Crome 3 episodes, 2018
Conrad McCroddan ...  Beautiful Young Man 3 episodes, 2018
Freya Mavor ...  Thora Grey 3 episodes, 2018
Shirley Henderson ...  Rose Marbury 3 episodes, 2018
Anya Chalotra ...  Lily Marbury 3 episodes, 2018
Andrew Buchan ...  Franklin Clarke 3 episodes, 2018
Tara Fitzgerald ...  Lady Hermione Clarke 3 episodes, 2018
Bronwyn James ...  Megan Barnard 3 episodes, 2018
Christopher Villiers ...  Sir Carmichael Clarke 3 episodes, 2018
Jack Farthing ...  Donald Fraser 3 episodes, 2018
Suzanne Packer ...  Capstick 3 episodes, 2018
Eve Austin ...  Betty Barnard 3 episodes, 2018
Tamzin Griffin ...  Alice Asher 2 episodes, 2018
Lizzy McInnerny ...  Jenny Barnard 2 episodes, 2018
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Set in the 1930s, a time when Britain is dangerously divided and suspicion and hatred are on the rise, the story sees Poirot face a serial killer known only as A.B.C. As the body count rises, the only clue is a copy of The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot's investigations are continuously thwarted by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis, then everything about him will be called into question: his authority, his integrity, his past and his identity.

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Eamon Farren (Cust) and Anya Chalotra (Lily Marbury) have recently been cast for The Witcher (2019) as Cahir and Yennefer respectively. See more »

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In the dance hall scene set in Bexhill on Sea in 1934 , the music is 'At The Woodchopper's Ball' recorded by the American Woody Herman Orchestra in 1939. The dancers are dancing the jive, a swing dance brought to Britain by American soldiers in the 1940s. See more »

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Dark!! Deliciously so.
26 December 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I am fully aware that this adaptation isn't going to be for everyone. People had written this off on forums, in discussions before it had even aired. I was told he would be called Hercule, he would have an English accent, so many other things, that were in fact wrong.

Sarah Phelps has a very definite style, she's clearly not looked at the Suchet version, she;s based her screenplay on the text, and once again given her interpretation of the text, changing elements, arguably elements that didn't need changing, but we have the Suchet version, so this is something new.

For me, it was wonderfully dark and twisted, a totally different version to the Suchet masterpiece, was it as good, no, but it's still an engrossing drama.

Malkovich was excellent as Poirot, other fine performances from Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald and Eamon Farren.

It just wouldn't be Christmas without Agatha Christie.


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