Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is the bestselling crime novel of all time, with 100 million copies sold worldwide. It was recently voted the world’s favourite Christie, and this Christmas, for the first time, a new television adaptation will be shown on BBC One.
With an illustrious cast, the three-part adaptation of the author’s masterpiece, adapted by Sarah Phelps and directed by award-winning Craig Viveiros, sees a reckless playboy, a decrepit judge, a nervous businessman, an unhinged Harley Street doctor, a God-fearing spinster, a secretive governess, a guilt-ridden general, a remorseless mercenary and two anxious servants all form part of the story.
Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts – the improbably named Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen – the weather sours and they find themselves cut off from civilisation.
Very soon, the guests, each struggling with their conscience, will start to die – one by one, according to the rules of the nursery rhyme ‘Ten Little Soldier Boys’ – a rhyme that hangs in every room of the house and ends with the most terrifying words of all: “…and then there were none.”
“Agatha Christie traditionally wrote a Christie for Christmas; that’s what her publishers used to call it and this will be the first of BBC One’s Agatha Christie’s Christie for Christmas and we very much hope there will be others to follow.” – CEO of Agatha Christie Productions and executive producer, Hilary Strong
And Then There Were None is a Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Productions programme for the BBC, co-produced with A+E Television Networks.