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The ABC Murders
Based onThe A.B.C. Murders
by Agatha Christie
Written bySarah Phelps
Directed byAlex Gabassi
  • Bronwyn James
Composer(s)Isobel Waller-Bridge
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes3
Executive producer(s)
  • Basi Akpabio
  • James Prichard
  • Elizabeth Kilgarriff
  • Sarah Phelps
  • Helen Ziegler
Producer(s)Farah Abushwesha
CinematographyJoel Devlin
Production company(s)
  • Agatha Christie Productions
Original network
Picture format
Audio formatStereo
Original release26 December –
28 December 2018
External links
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  • Twelve classic Christie short stories are given a modern spin in these BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. Agatha Christie is the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', and these twelve short stories showcase her skilful plotting and talent for producing compelling mysteries.

Her first radio play, Yellow Iris, was an adaptation of the short story under the same name that appeared in The Regatta Mystery. To commemorate the 80 th birthday of Queen Mary in 1947, Christie wrote a radio play titled Three Blind Mice. Most of Agatha Christie’s novels have also been adapted into audiobooks. The Lodger was first broadcast in 1940 as part of the CBS Suspense radio drama series. The Lodger Herbert Marshall stars as the mysterious lodger, alongside Edmund Gwenn and Lurene Tuttle as the rooming-house keepers who begin to suspect that their lodger is the serial killing 'Avenger'.

The ABC Murders is a 2018 BBC Onemysterythrillertelevision serial based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. It was broadcast over three consecutive nights beginning on 26 December 2018. It was adapted by Sarah Phelps and directed by Alex Gabassi. It stars John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, with Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan, Tara Fitzgerald and Shirley Henderson in supporting roles.[1][2]

The series was released on DVD through Universal Pictures UK on 11 March 2019.[3]

  • 1Cast
  • 2Production



  • John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot[4]
  • Rupert Grint as Inspector Crome[4]
  • Andrew Buchan as Franklin Clarke[4]
  • Eamon Farren as Alexander Bonaparte Cust[4]
  • Jack Farthing as Donald Fraser[4]
  • Gregor Fisher as Dexter Dooley[4]
  • Tara Fitzgerald as Lady Hermione Clarke[4]
  • Henry Goodman as Sidney Prynne[4]
  • Shirley Henderson as Rose Marbury[4]
  • Bronwyn James as Megan Barnard[4]
  • Freya Mavor as Thora Grey[4]
  • Kevin McNally as Inspector Japp[4]


  • Eve Austin as Betty Barnard[4]
  • Anya Chalotra as Lily Marbury[4]
  • Lizzy McInnerny as Jenny Barnard[4]
  • Cyril Nri as Father Anselm[4]
  • Suzanne Packer as Capstick[4]
  • Michael Shaeffer as Sergeant Yelland[4]
  • Christopher Villiers as Sir Carmichael Clarke[4]
  • Shane Attwooll as Detective Bunce[2]
  • Terenia Edwards as Miss Leigh[2]
  • Tamzin Griffin as Alice Asher[2]
  • Neil Hurst as Benny Grew[2]
  • Ian Pirie as Peter Asher[2]
  • Karen Westwood as Mrs. Kirkham[2]
  • Lorenzo Harani as Refugee Man[5]



Yorkshire played a key role in filming this adaptation, including Grosmont, Leeds, Pickering, Ripon, Saltaire, Skelton-on-Ure and Wakefield. Newby Hall in North Yorkshire is the mansion at Churston. The De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea is featured.[6]


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
1'Episode 1'Alex GabassiSarah Phelps26 December 2018[7]8.65[8]
Poirot has been receiving letters signed A.B.C., taunting him and predicting murder. The first is stated to occur in Andover on 31 March, but is dismissed by Inspector Crome, who has replaced the retired Inspector Japp, as an April Fools Day prank. Poirot seeks out Japp, but he suddenly dies in his presence. When Alice Asher is indeed found murdered, and quickly followed by Betty Barnard in Bexhill, Crome takes the letters more seriously. However, he refuses all offers of help from Poirot and confiscates Poirot's papers, believing that he knows the killer. Unbeknownst to Poirot and the police, a down-on-his-luck travelling salesman named Alexander Bonaparte Cust had met both victims prior to their deaths. A new letter arrives stating that the next location and victim will begin with the letter C, but Crome still refuses help from Poirot, stating his belief that Poirot lied about his credentials and therefore cannot be trusted.
2'Episode 2'Alex GabassiSarah Phelps27 December 2018[9]7.03[8]
Poirot is given another letter from A.B.C. by a neighbour, who received it in error. It states the next murder will be in the town of Churston. He telephones the home of Sir Carmichael Clarke to warn him, only to find he has already been murdered. Poirot realises that A.B.C. is killing in locations he has previously been to, when he discovers a newspaper clipping confirming he had helped deliver a baby on a train, that had stopped in Andover. Another letter indicates that Doncaster is the next location, with A.B.C. signing off 'Giddy-Up'. Crome and Poirot travel to Doncaster, with Crome believing the next murder will take place at the race track. In fact, the next victim is a ventriloquist named Dexter Dooley. However, A.B.C. mistakenly kills the wrong man.
3'Episode 3'Alex GabassiSarah Phelps28 December 2018[10]6.93[8]
Cust awakens in the gents toilet in the train station at Embsay. He finds the body of another victim and that he is holding the murder weapon. He flees the crime scene, throwing the knife away along with his hat and coat. Poirot finds a pack of stockings in the victim's case and after visiting the sales company, identifies the murderer as Alexander Bonaparte Cust, who is soon arrested. After visiting Cust, who has a brain tumour and suffers from blackouts, Poirot doubts his guilt. Sir Carmichael's brother, Franklin, thanks Poirot for apprehending the murderer and has a brandy with him. He is subsequently arrested by Crome as his fingerprint, taken from the brandy glass, matches that on the typewriter in Cust's room. Poirot realises that Cust was being used by Franklin, who had set him up with the stocking salesman job. The first and second murders were merely covers for the murder of Sir Carmichael, so his brother could inherit his money, once Lady Hermione died of cancer. Franklin is hanged for the murders and in a flashback to Belgium during the war, it is established that Poirot was actually a priest, whose congregation was murdered in his church as part of the Rape of Belgium.

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The review aggregatorRotten Tomatoes gave the series an approval rating of 70% based on 30 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, 'The ABC Murders liberally adapts the famed Agatha Christie mystery while retaining its thrilling spirit, thanks in part to the sly performance of John Malkovich, who inhabits Hercule Poirot with enough wizened panache to win over those who were skeptical of his casting.'[11] On Metacritic, the film holds a weighted average score of 58 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating 'mixed or average' reviews.[12]

The Guardian gave the first episode four stars and praised Malkovich's performance.[13]The Times gave it four stars and found it enjoyable, also praising Malkovich.[14] Reviewing the finale, Metro praised Poirot's new backstory and declared it 'mystery television at its finest'.[15]

According to the tabloid Daily Mirror, the show engendered an online backlash, with some viewers criticizing the alterations from the original, such as the absence of Japp and Hastings, Malkovich's interpretation and the sexual elements in the series.[16]


  1. ^'All-star cast announced for new BBC One Agatha Christie thriller The ABC Murders'. BBC Media Centre. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ abcdefg'First-look image of John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot in BBC One's The ABC Murders'. BBC Media Centre. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. ^'Agatha Christie: ABC Murders [DVD]'. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ abcdefghijklmnopqrs'The ABC Murders Begins on BBC One on Boxing Day at 9pm'. BBC Media Centre. 15 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  5. ^'The ABC Murders episode 2'. BBC Programmes. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  6. ^'The ABC Murders: An A to Z'. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  7. ^'The ABC Murders episode 1'. BBC Programmes. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  8. ^ abc'Four-screen dashboard'. BARB. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  9. ^'The ABC Murders episode 2'. BBC Programmes. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  10. ^'The ABC Murders episode 3'. BBC Programmes. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  11. ^The ABC Murders
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  13. ^Mangan, Lucy (26 December 2018). 'The ABC Murders review – John Malkovich's suffering Poirot is magnificent'. The Guardian. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  14. ^Midgley, Carol (27 December 2018). 'TV review: The ABC Murders; The Midnight Gang'. The Times. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  15. ^Pearce, Tilly (28 December 2018). 'The ABC Murders finale: Poirot's heartbreaking backstory revealed as killer is finally unmasked'. Metro. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  16. ^Desborough, Jenny (27 December 2018). 'The ABC Murders viewers rage as BBC 'ruin' Poirot drama with 'grim perversion''. Daily Mirror. Retrieved 7 January 2019.

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© BBC The BBC has confirmed its next Agatha Christie adaptation as Death Comes as the End, but there'll be a big shake-up in the production team ahead of its 2019 release.

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If you enjoyed the BBC adaptation of The ABC Murders over the Christmas season, you'll be glad to know that the Beeb has already commissioned another Agatha Christie tale for next year.

Death Comes as the End is set to be another three-part drama for 2019, but there will be some big changes behind the scenes.

Download the Microsoft News app for your Android or iPhone device and stay up-to date on the news you care about most.

Download free keylogger for android. As reported by Radio Times, writer Sarah Phelps is handing over the reins for the next adaptation, with Vanity Fair writer Gwyneth Hughes taking over.

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Phelps helmed the previous BBC Christie dramas And Then There Were None, The Witness for the Prosecution and Ordeal by Innocence, which were all set in the 20th century. She will pen another adaptation set during that era, but which one hasn't been announced yet.

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Death Comes as the End will be a departure in that it isn't set in the 20th century, but in ancient Egypt (2000 BC Thebes, to be specific). It is one of four Christie novels that have never been adapted for screen before.

© BBC John Malkovich as Poirot in The ABC Murders (embargoed until 0.01 on 6/21/18)

The ABC Murders, which starred John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, divided viewers with its first episode but was receiving rave reviews from fans by the end.

But, believe it or not, the Being John Malkovich actor was actually told by his agent to turn the role down, although he said that once he read the script, he loved it so much that he ignored their advice and did it anyway.

The ABC Murders is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.

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