BBC reveals first look pics for new Agatha Christie, Murder is Easy

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Miss Pinkerton (Penelope Wilton) & Luke Fitzwilliam (David Jonsson) (Image: BBC/Mammoth Screen/Anne Binckebanck)

The BBC has released first-look pictures of Murder is Easy, a major new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel made by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited in a co-commission with BritBox International.

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Murder is Easy is coming soon to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The two-part thriller is adapted by Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre and directed by Meenu Gaur (Zinda Bhaag, World on Fire).

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Luke Fitzwilliam (David Jonsson) (Image: BBC/Mammoth Screen/Mark Mainz)

The selection of brand new images feature David Jonsson (Industry, Rye Lane) as Fitzwilliam, alongside Morfydd Clark (Lord of the Rings, Saint Maud) as Bridget; Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, After Life) as Miss Pinkerton; Tom Riley (The Nevers, Ill Behaviour) as Lord Whitfield; Douglas Henshall (Shetland, In Plain Sight) as Major Horton; Mathew Baynton (Ghosts, Wonka) as Dr Thomas; and Mark Bonnar (World on Fire, Guilt) as Reverend Humbleby.

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Bridget (Morfydd Clark) & Lord Whitfield (Tom Riley) (Image: BBC/Mammoth Screen/Mark Mainz)
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Major Horton (Douglas Henshall) (Image: BBC/Mammoth Screen/Mark Mainz)

Murder is Easy will also star Sinead Matthews (Hullraisers, The Crown) as Miss Waynflete; Nimra Bucha (Polite Society, Ms Marvel) as Mrs Humbleby; Tamzin Outhwaite (The Tower, Ridley Road) as Mrs Pierce; Kathryn Howden (River City, Six Four) as Mrs Carter; Jon Pointing (Big Boys, Plebs) as Rivers; Demmy Ladipo (Dreaming Whilst Black, The Last Tree) as Jimmy Amaike; Gloria Obianyo (Good Omens, Mission Impossible) as Ngozi Ude; and Phoebe Licorish making her screen debut as Rose.

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Rev Humbleby (Mark Bonnar) & Dr Thomas (Mathew Baynton) (Image: BBC/Mammoth Screen/Mark Mainz)

England, 1954. On a train to London, Fitzwilliam (David Jonsson) meets Miss Pinkerton (Penelope Wilton), who tells him that a killer is on the loose in the sleepy English village of Wychwood under Ashe.

The villagers believe the deaths are mere accidents, but Miss Pinkerton knows otherwise – and when she’s later found dead on her way to Scotland Yard, Fitzwilliam feels he must find the killer before they can strike again. Because for a certain kind of person, murder is easy…

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Luke Fitzwilliam (David Jonsson) (Image: BBC/Mammoth Screen/Mark Mainz)

Murder is Easy (2×60’) is made by Mammoth Screen (part of ITV Studios) and Agatha Christie Limited, and is a co-commission between the BBC and BritBox International.

It is adapted by Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre, directed by Meenu Gaur and produced by Karen Kelly.

The casting directors are Karen Lindsay-Stewart and Emily Jacobs. Executive producers are Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre, James Prichard for Agatha Christie Limited, James Gandhi and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen, Danielle Scott-Haughton for the BBC, and Reemah Sakaan and Stephen Nye for BritBox International.

Filming on Murder is Easy took place in Scotland.

The series will air on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK, and on BritBox International’s streaming service in the US, Canada and South Africa.