New adaptations of Agatha Christie's 'Partners in Crime,' 'And Then There Were None' to air on BBC
Various new TV programs centering on Agatha Christie's work and life will air on the BBC in 2015 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the author's birth.
Agatha Christie’s characters Tommy and Tuppence Beresford will be at the center of another TV adaptation, with the BBC planning to adapt the short story collection “Partners in Crime” for Christmas 2015, according to the Telegraph.
“Crime” is the short story collection by Christie which centered on Tommy and Tuppence, a married couple who solve mysteries. Tommy and Tuppence appeared in four of Christie’s novels as well as “Crime,” which was released in 1929 and consisted of 15 stories.
It was recently announced that actor David Walliams of the TV show “Big School” will star on the six-part BBC series as Tommy.
“In bringing these thrilling stories to the screen, it is our ambition for Tommy and Tuppence to finally take their rightful place alongside Poirot and Marple as iconic Agatha Christie characters,” Walliams said, according to the Telegraph. “I was first drawn to the delicious notion of a married couple solving crimes together, and the more I read of the Tommy and Tuppence novels and short stories I realized they are among Christie's very best work.”
Actors James Warwick and Francesca Annis portrayed Tommy and Tuppence in both the 1982 film “The Secret Adversary” and the British television series “Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime,” which aired from 1983 to 1984.
2015 will be the 125th anniversary of Christie’s birth and other Christie programs are slated to air on the BBC, including a new TV adaptation of her novel “And Then There Were None” and several documentaries about the author.